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This is what I’ve been waiting for. My only concern is back seat and it seems to match the Bronco Sport backseat so that’ll be great! I’m buying. Gonna try to get a 2.0 for the power but if I need to borrow my buddy’s 1500 for “bigger” jobs so be it. I’m AMPED!!
 

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Ford isn’t dumb. This is free advertising and we’ve had a number of “leaks” the past couple of weeks.

Hopeful we’re a few weeks (or less) away from a reveal.
 

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Damn, I've got no complaints here. That's a great looking compact, though I'm not a fan of the Area 51 color. It'll be black or white for me. And I'll definitely cross my fingers for a package that heightens the ride. Besides that I'm sold.
 

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Assuming the following wheel size, I'm guessing the bed size is as follows:

18" wheels: 56" bed 24" tailgate, 80" with tailgate down. 82" with a bed extender?

17" wheel: 52" bed, 23" tailgate, 75" with tailgate down.

Could a bed extender be integrated into that tailgate? That plastic rim tells me something might pop out of it.
 

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Could a bed extender be integrated into that tailgate? That plastic rim tells me something might pop out of it.
I think you're right. The black trim under/around the bumper definitely seems oversized, so I wonder what they've got up their sleeve in terms of a feature.

 

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Assuming the following wheel size, I'm guessing the bed size is as follows:

18" wheels: 56" bed 24" tailgate, 80" with tailgate down. 82" with a bed extender?

17" wheel: 52" bed, 23" tailgate, 75" with tailgate down.

Could a bed extender be integrated into that tailgate? That plastic rim tells me something might pop out of it.
Agreed. Doing some scaling off that photo I'm coming up with 54" bed. I assumed the same tire wheel as the Bronco Sport Badlands model (235/65-17) which gives a 29" diameter tire.
 

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Agreed. Doing some scaling off that photo I'm coming up with 54" bed. I assumed the same tire wheel as the Bronco Sport Badlands model (235/65-17) which gives a 29" diameter tire.
Yeah, I think a 4' 6" (54"), give or take a few inches, bed is the general on par consensus. And it also falls right in line with the other crew cab short bed truck models. Midsize is 5' (60") and full size is 5' 6" (66"). So a truck that falls below midsize, or a compact truck, should seemingly follow the same length trend. 6" shorter for each step downward. Makes perfect sense to my OCD logical oriented mind and I really hope Ford follows through on that. If nothing else just to have a reason. haha
 

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I think you're right. The black trim under/around the bumper definitely seems oversized, so I wonder what they've got up their sleeve in terms of a feature.
I agree it is notable, but I can't figure out what it might be. Looking at the unibody pictures from a few months ago, I can't see an obvious sliding set up. The tailgate slding backward when folded down to give a longer than 6 foot platform (4.5 bed, 1.5 tailgate) is all I could potentially see, as there doesn't look like a way for the tailgate to be hooked up if it slides back.
 

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Yeah, perhaps it's just wishful thinking on my part and the bumper flare is more stylistic. For me - and this is a purely unresearched opinion - it feels like the truck bed is such an underutilized and under-developed area in the auto industry. Maybe in the past 10 or so years have manufacturers started to get creative (folding step-up bar, multi-hinged gate, in-bed storage a-la Ridgeline, you get the picture), but I guess I still expect more. With all the amazing things manufacturers are able to engineer into the interior of vehicles, I feel like there's wasted potential in the bed.
 

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Yeah, perhaps it's just wishful thinking on my part and the bumper flare is more stylistic. For me - and this is a purely unresearched opinion - it feels like the truck bed is such an underutilized and under-developed area in the auto industry. Maybe in the past 10 or so years have manufacturers started to get creative (folding step-up bar, multi-hinged gate, in-bed storage a-la Ridgeline, you get the picture), but I guess I still expect more. With all the amazing things manufacturers are able to engineer into the interior of vehicles, I feel like there's wasted potential in the bed.
I don't disagree at all and I hope that the Maverick does something clever. I just don't see how it would work looking at the unibody images.
 

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I agree it is notable, but I can't figure out what it might be. Looking at the unibody pictures from a few months ago, I can't see an obvious sliding set up. The tailgate slding backward when folded down to give a longer than 6 foot platform (4.5 bed, 1.5 tailgate) is all I could potentially see, as there doesn't look like a way for the tailgate to be hooked up if it slides back.

The old MAVERICK tailgate is gone, it's a different design now.
 
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Yeah, perhaps it's just wishful thinking on my part and the bumper flare is more stylistic. For me - and this is a purely unresearched opinion - it feels like the truck bed is such an underutilized and under-developed area in the auto industry. Maybe in the past 10 or so years have manufacturers started to get creative (folding step-up bar, multi-hinged gate, in-bed storage a-la Ridgeline, you get the picture), but I guess I still expect more. With all the amazing things manufacturers are able to engineer into the interior of vehicles, I feel like there's wasted potential in the bed.

Truck buyers are very conservative when it comes to exterior truck styling.
 
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