Almost everything with the market launch of the Ford Maverick 2022 is going so far. The small truck is now on production lines and should officially go on sale within a few weeks. It looks like potential Maverick buyers now have one more reason to be happy before sales start, as Ford has done a bit of a bow with its latest move.
A new thread on the MaverickTruckClub The forums reveal that the automaker will make all-wheel drive standard on models equipped with the tow package at no additional cost. In a newsletter sent to dealerships, Ford is asking its dealers to re-specify and reorder all front-wheel drive units with the tow package to feature an all-wheel-drive system as standard equipment, the manufacturer covering. the total cost of all-wheel drive ($ 2,220 MSRP).
“Due to recent engineering and performance evaluations, it has been determined to remove the combination of FWD Gas (999/448) and 4K Towing Package (53Q) from the 22MY Maverick offering, in all series. In mid-August, this specific combination was removed from dealer orders through WBDO and CONCEPS, so that no new orders with this combination could be placed, ”the Ford dealer newsletter says.
Dealers have three options, depending on the information available. The first option is to place a new order to include all-wheel drive, while the towing package can be removed if the truck is to be delivered with front-wheel drive. Of course, dealers can also completely cancel an order if this new specification does not meet their needs.
As a reminder, the 2022 Maverick has a starting price of $ 19,995 (plus a destination charge of $ 1,495) before options, making it a more affordable product than the 1909 Ford Model T. All trim levels come standard with a 2.5- liter hybrid engine with 191 horsepower (142 kilowatts). A 2.0-liter EcoBoost unit is available as an option, generating 250 hp (186 kW) and 277 lb-ft (376 newton-meters) of torque.