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From our friends at fordauthority.com:

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Ford Maverick Pickup Will Be Very Similar To Bronco Sport B-Pillar Forward: Exclusive
by Chris Teague - August 28, 2020

In late July, our spies caught the first completed prototype of the upcoming Ford Maverick compact pickup undergoing testing. The tester was adorned in a full camouflage package, which is to be expected when it comes to development prototypes. But Ford also disguised it with a clever bed cap to trick us into thinking it’s an SUV, rather than a pickup.

From the very beginning, Ford Authority has been reporting that the Maverick will ride on the Ford C2 platform shared very closely with the Bronco Sport. However, a few outlets have since reported that the Maverick will be nothing more than a Ford Transit Connect with a bed. But that’s simply not the case.

To prove that notion, we took the side profile angle of the aforementioned Ford Maverick spy shots and overlaid a to-scale image of a Ford Bronco Sport. The mashup shows the ways in which the two vehicles will be similar, and also how they’ll be different.
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From the B-pillar forward, both the Mave and Bronco Sport will be nearly identical, including the general shape and configuration of the hood and the rest of the front end, the A-pillar execution and shape, plus the front doors.

In fact, the only discernible difference on the front end is the shape of the lower bumper cover: whereas the Bronco Sport features a steeply-raked front end to enable more extreme approach and departure angles for off-road duty, the Maverick will have a more traditional lower front bumper cover execution that’s not only more squared off, but is also lower. The Maverick will also feature a lower air dam. The less aggressive front end treatment is par course for a pickup like the Maverick, rather than an off-road-oriented machine like the Bronco sport.

Additionally, the Ford Maverick and Bronco Sport will have different wheelbases. Based on estimates derived from analysis in CAD, the difference will be around eight inches in favor of the Mave, likely resulting in larger rear doors for the pickup’s four-door cab. And since the Maverick is, after all, a pickup, it will have a much longer rear overhang than the Bronco Sport.
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To sum all that up: the Maverick will have nothing in common with the Transit Connect, a compact range of vans that is built on a modified version of the Ford C1 platform – an architecture that’s in the process of being replaced by the C2 platform. What’s more, the Ford Maverick will be very similar, if not identical, to the new Bronco Sport from the B-pillar forward. But from the B-pillar back, the two vehicles will be quite different, with the Mave getting a longer wheelbase and a longer rear overhang to accommodate a larger cab and a bed. We also expect surface styling/detailing to differ on both models.

The compact Maverick will slot below the midsize, body-on-frame Ranger in Ford’s growing pickup lineup. Compared to the Ranger, the unibody Mave with have a smaller footprint, less off-road prowess and less capability, while also being more affordable.

Under the hood, the Maverick is expected to offer the 1.5L EcoBoost Dragon three-cylinder engine as well as the optional 2.0L EcoBoost inline-four. The very base Maverick models could also offer one of the two naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engines, though this isn’t something we can confirm at this time. All Maverick models should feature Ford’s new 8-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel-drive will be standard, while all-wheel-drive will be optional.

Maverick production will take place at the Ford Hermosillo plant in Mexico, which also happens to be the birthplace of the new Bronco Sport. Expect a launch in mid-2021 as a 2022 model.

https://fordauthority.com/2020/08/f...r-to-bronco-sport-b-pillar-forward-exclusive/
 
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So basically a stretched C2 platform. Looks like it's larger than many people predicted and maybe an actual usable bed. Can't wait to see more uncovered prototypes.
 

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Hmmm, not my thing at all, but I joined out of courtesy and curiousity.

Less offroady, less capable than the Ranger ... looks like an old station wagon. :rolleyes:
Mini- Suburban? Mini-Excursion?
What void are they trying to fill?
Is this one of the Hackett leftovers from when they were going to give the Bronco theChevy Blazer treatment?


Now, if we could get them to move in the opposite direction....set an Excursion body on the new Tremor running gear ....HELLS YES!

Excursion , on 35's, with the new 7.3L ..... brb, gotta go "use the restroom"....
 

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Less offroady, less capable than the Ranger ... looks like an old station wagon.
No, it's not a station wagon, that is just the camouflage hiding the pickup bed. There are some reports it will be a 4 foot bed, enough for half a sheet of plywood, tools or gear.
 

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No, it's not a station wagon, that is just the camouflage hiding the pickup bed. There are some reports it will be a 4 foot bed, enough for half a sheet of plywood, tools or gear.
Agreed, this should be closer to the Sport Trac in relation to cab vs. bed length.
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Want to know more, this looks like the perfect first car for my 11 year old when he finally starts to drive.
 
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This truck is based on the Escape. It's going to be about the same size as the old Ranger with a 4 ft bed. It will offer an FX4 package on some trims and will offer the same Hybrid power train option as in the Escape.
 

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Wait -- what? So the Maverick can be optioned with a hybrid powertrain (AWD?)
 

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If you have a 4' bed, with the tailgate down you can haul 4' x 8' sheets of plywood.
 
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Let's talk about that approach angle. I use my current truck for hunting, which means crossing creeks and driving up semi-steep banks to access certain areas. Why didn't they give it the Bronco Sport front bumper? Aerodynamics? I know the Chevy Colorado has the huge front air dam beneath the bumper that can be removed.

Edit: I see it was briefly mentioned in the overlay picture. Maybe it should be part of the FX4 package, since that adds the tow hooks and skid plates as well. And maybe it does, but I haven't seen it mentioned.
 
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