It now seems sure that the lengthy awaited alternative for the Bantam/Courier has been titled.
Ford’s new small pick-up will formally revive the Maverick title after the moniker final starred in 2005 on the European model of the Ford Escape and earlier than that, most famously, in Australia as a rebadged fourth era Nissan Patrol and once more on the Outdated Continent because the Blue Oval’s interpretation of the Nissan Terrano.
The affirmation, which comes after the discharge of a teaser picture dubbed “Whitespace 2021 Launch” this previous weekend, comes courtesy of a leaked image submitted to motor1.com that exhibits the newcomer’s tailgate with the Maverick title on the again in block letters, and in a method the net publication claims falls in-line with that of the Ranger.
Though Ford has as soon as once more declined to touch upon the title after being contacted, it now seems sure that the lengthy awaited alternative for the Bantam/Courier has been titled within the lead-up to its unveiling subsequent 12 months. In contrast to within the markets talked about, the Maverick title final appeared in the USA in 1977 on a six-or-eight-cylinder compact sedan that served as a step-up from the controversial Pinto.
As is already identified, the Maverick will trip on the C2 platform because the Focus and Bronco Sport, have the identical selection of engines; a 1.5 or 2.zero EcoBoost each mated to an eight-speed computerized gearbox and reportedly include styling derived from the latter. It’ll even be constructed alongside the Sport at Ford’s Hermosillo Plant in Mexico.
For now, evidently the Maverick shall be restricted to North America, however anticipate extra particulars to be uncovered within the coming weeks and months.
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