Ford Maverick pickup received a hybrid system “in the base” – DRIVE

Length, width, height and wheelbase are 5072, 1844, 1745 and 3076 mm. Curb weight – 1666-1692 kg. Carrying capacity – 680 kg, trailer weight – up to 907 kg (or up to 1814 kg with the 4K Tow package).

Model Ford Maverick presented in the USA. For a pickup, this is the first generation, but Ford used the Maverick name on sedans and crossovers… The newcomer has an affinity with crossovers: the chassis is like the models Escape and Bronco Sport… The technical stuffing also intersects. So, Maverick became the first pickup in America with a full hybrid installation in the basic version.

The ad focuses on the urban environment. And in a tight parking lot, the car will be placed, and fuel will save. Practicality here is not worse than that of older brothers, although this is not a very large pickup truck with a monocoque body.

The hybrid is based on the “four” 2.5, producing 164 hp. (210 N • m), supplemented by an electric motor (94 kW, 127.8 HP, 235 N • m). The combined output of the system is 193 “horses”. The transmission in this case will be continuously variable, PowerSplit. As an option, you can choose another power plant: a turbocharger 2.0 EcoBoost (253 hp, 376 N • m), combined with an eight-speed “automatic”. At the same time, the hybrid variation of the Maverick has front-wheel drive, and the supercharged engine offers a choice between front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

The pickup will have three trim levels: XL, XLT and Lariat (the latter’s interior is shown here). For the XLT and Lariat all-wheel drive versions, it will be possible to purchase the FX4 package with off-road tires, a different suspension setting, additional underbody protection, “Mud / Rut” and “Sand” driving modes (in addition to “Normal”, “Sport”, “Eco”, Slippery Road and Towing), Hill Descent Control.

The company will announce the official parameters of fuel efficiency later. But it has already been announced that the hybrid version will consume about 5.88 l / 100 km in the city and pass 805 km on one tank. The supercharged version of the model may not be so economical – there is no data yet, but it has a larger tank: 62 liters versus 52 liters for the hybrid.

The cabin has a large number of compartments for change, including a real warehouse under the second row, which can be supplemented with partitions. The door pockets are designed for tablets and laptops, and the bottles in the armrests fit vertically.

Convenience in small things is put in the first place. So, on the back of the console there was a Ford Integrated Tether System for attaching accessories (cup holders, storage box or trash can, cord organizer, double hook for grocery bags). The dimensions of the mount will be released online so that buyers can design their accessories and print them on a 3D printer.

Suspensions: McPherson front, roll bar or multi-link rear. (The Lariat version is shown here, and under the heading was the Hybrid XLT.)

The second thing to be proud of: the Flexbed system implemented in the cargo platform. There are slots for boards that can divide the space into compartments. Side slots can accommodate raised floors, bike and kayak racks, and other equipment. There are rings and slots for securing weights, one or two compartments for storing tools (for example, an electric pump). There are 12-volt “access points” underneath the equipment connection covers on both sides in the back. Plus, in the cargo compartment and in the cabin – one 110 V (400 W) outlet each.

The Flexbed is a flexible platform with a multi-position board equipped with lights, a socket and even a bottle opener. All the elements that increase convenience were invented after numerous observations of the owners of small pickup trucks trying to optimally place luggage in limited dimensions.

The initial equipment is estimated at $ 19,995 (1.45 million rubles). It includes a multimedia system with an eight-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto interfaces, a FordPass Connect system with a built-in modem that distributes Wi-Fi to ten devices, a Ford Co-Pilot360 complex with automatic braking and high beam switching. You can buy in addition adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function, monitoring of blind spots of mirrors, automatic movement in the center of the lane. The company is already accepting applications, and sales in North America will begin in the fall.


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