The Maverick is likely a harbinger of a unibody truck future especially as the world moves to electric vehicles.
The current Ranger tows 7500 pounds. The 2022 Ranger will probably tow more in some configs, and do more, with a bump up in price.
The Ranger won't be $25,000 anymore, it will be...
You don't need a frame to build a truck:
If Ford did something like this, and the rear panel on that protoyype cab sure looks reinforced, then you might be surprised by both payload and rigidity:
Ford knows trucks, and...