Ford is entering the hybrid truck game with it’s latest pickup, the Maverick.
The vehicle is breaking the company’s recent traditions, as it is smaller than other Ford trucks that are on the market.
It is about the size of a compact SUV, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Ford hasn’t had what is considered a small truck since the Ranger stopped rolling off production lines in 2021. The new Ranger, introduced in 2018, is considered mid-size, CNN reported.
Along with a smaller footprint, the Maverick’s base model will have front-wheel drive, and will have an electric motor along with a gasoline engine.
One thing missing on the base model will be the plug, so charging the vehicle while parked won’t be an option, CNN reported.
The truck will be a four-door with seating for five people, and will primarily be used in cities and suburbs, with limited off-road capabilities, CNN reported
Ford hopes to attract drivers who have not considered buying a truck before.
Smaller trucks are becoming popular, with Hyundai unveiling the Santa Cruz, which is considered a “Sport Adventure Vehicle,” and Nissan producing a redesigned Frontier midsize truck. Toyota also has its popular Tacoma midsize truck.
The base price for the Maverick will be $20,000, with well-equipped versions costing in the mid-$30,000 range.
It will go on sale in the fall, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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