Update: ‘Release Date’ and ‘Sales’ sections updated.
The 2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid will soon replace the current model, which is no longer available to order in the U.S. The launch of the 2023 model will mark the reopening of the order book for Ford’s smallest and most affordable truck. Here’s all that we know about the new Maverick:
Design & Features
The 2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid will be a carry-over model, meaning there would be no design changes. It will likely be about trim revisions, quality improvements, and addressing minor issues that customers have brought up in the current truck.
Automotive Retouch‘s paint options listed for matching the 2023 Maverick’s factory colors suggest that only four shades from the 2022 model will stay on: Area 51, Alto Blue, Iconic Silver, and Oxford White.
Going by this list, the fate of the Cyber Orange and Hot Pepper colors hangs in the balance. There would be a new ‘Atlas Blue (pearl metallic)’ option as a replacement for Velocity Blue. Similarly, customers preferring black would get the option of a new ‘Absolute Black’ instead of Shadow Black. A new ‘Fighter Jet Gray’ would be a collective replacement for the Carbonized Gray and Cactus Gray colors. Lastly, there would be a new option called ‘Avalanche’ in the color palette, the details of which are awaited.
Maverick ‘Tremor’ for the gas-powered variant
The 2023 Ford Maverick range includes a new Maverick Tremor for customers who desire a more rugged styling. Tremor is an off-road package that is optional in the XLT and Lariat grades of the gas-powered variant. The pack includes a 1-inch lift for greater ground clearance, unique, off-road-focused front and rear suspension, exclusive Trail Control, and advanced 4WD with a twin-clutch rear-drive unit. It costs USD 2,995 in the U.S. and will become to available in September 2022.
The Tremor package brings a unique grille finish, blacked-out Ford logos, headlamps, and tail lamps, Two front tow hooks with Tremor Orange accents, and unique 17-inch wheels with Tremor Orange and dark gray anodized finish. A new lower front fascia leads to an increased approach angle (30.7°), and skid plates add to the off-road capability. Customers can select a new Tremor Appearance Package to spruce up the exterior styling further. This package costs USD 1,495, and it includes a Carbonized Gray-colored roof and mirror caps as well as black side graphics on the hood and lower body. Sadly, this equipment is reserved for the gas-powered truck and isn’t available on the hybrid version.
There are no interior design changes in the 2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid. The gas-powered variant allows specifying a new styling with the aforementioned Tremor package, though. It includes Black Onyx seats featuring stitched Tremor logos and signature Tremor Orange accents. A Tremor-specific color scheme changes the look of the center console, register vents, and door pulls.
The 2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid has a 2.5-liter gasoline engine that produces 162 horsepower and 155 lb.-ft. of torque like in the previous model. Similarly, an electric motor that generates 126 horsepower and 173 lb.-ft. of torque assists the engine and it gets its juice from a 1.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. In total, the full-hybrid powertrain produces 191 horsepower, which goes to the front wheels via an e-CVT. The maximum payload and towing capacities are 1,500 lbs. and 2,000 lbs., respectively.
The 2023 Maverick Hybrid will retain the current model’s full-hybrid powertrain without any real changes. This powertrain delivers an EPA-est. fuel economy of 42 MPG in the city, 33 MPG on the highway, and 37 MPG combined and an EPA-est. total range of 511 miles on a full tank.
|Aspect||2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid Specification|
|Engine Type||2.5-liter gasoline|
|Engine Power||162 hp|
|Engine Torque||155 lb.-ft.|
|Electric Motor Type||Permanent magnet electric traction|
|Electric Motor Power||94 kW (126 hp)|
|Electric Motor Torque||173 lb.-ft.|
|Battery Pack||1.1 kWh lithium-ion|
|Expected EPA-est. Fuel Economy||42 MPG (city)/33 MPG (highway)/37 MPG (combined)|
|Maximum Payload Capacity||1,500 lbs.|
|Maximum Towing Capacity||2,000 lbs.|
Ford has started taking orders for the 2023 Maverick and said that it will begin the new model’s deliveries in fall 2022. In a report published on July 5, 2022, Ford Authority said that the company plans to begin manufacturing the 2023 Maverick on October 24, 2022.
Ford hasn’t disclosed the 2023 Maverick’s prices yet. The 2023 Maverick with the hybrid powertrain may cost around USD 21,000 onwards. Ford silently rolled out a USD 1,000 price hike on the current model in early July 2022. Following the announcement, the current model costs USD 20,995 in the XL grade, USD 23,360 in the XLT grade, and USD 26,860 in the Lariat grade.
Data from the previous model year presents an idea of the high demand for the Maverick. Between January and August 2022, Ford sold 48,648 units of the Maverick in the U.S. market, and the 2023 model year should build on a strong start.
Thanks to the strong demand for the Maverick Hybrid and F-150 PowerBoost, Ford is ranking second in hybrid vehicle sales in the U.S., the company said in its August 2022 domestic sales report. Year-to-date sales of the company’s hybrid trucks stood at 47,091 units at the end of August 2022, which was 87.6% higher than January-August 2021! The Maverick, including the Maverick Hybrid, is Ford’s third fastest turning vehicle after the F-150 Lightning (8 days) and Bronco (10 days) at just 11 days.
2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid FAQs
What is the 2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid release date?
The 2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid is available to order now. It will go on sale in fall 2022.
What will be the 2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid price?
The 2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid may cost around USD 21,000 onwards.
Which models will be the 2023 Maverick Hybrid rivals?
The Maverick will compete with the 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz.
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