The media published photos with a test prototype of a Ford Maverick compact pickup truck in a more off-road version of the Tremor. It’s hard not to notice that the car got a lot of orange accents.
The Ford Maverick model range is expanding, and these “spy” pictures show the Tremor performance without any camouflage. The car was spotted on the streets of Dearborn, Michigan, USA.
The front of this Maverick has a different bottom panel with orange tow hooks sticking out on each side. This panel is tilted in such a way as to provide an improved entry angle. The false radiator grille has rectangular openings, and in the middle, there is an orange accent that turns into headlights.
The truck received wheels with V-shaped spokes and a massive design. Each has an orange section of the corresponding color on the radiator grille and tow hooks.
An intriguing touch is that the Lariat logo on the front fender has the same orange hue. However, we expect that this icon will display “Tremor” to indicate the model, as on the version of the large F-150 pickup truck. This may be a sign that the Maverick Tremor may be an additional “package” for the existing Lariat configuration, rather than a separate version in the compact pickup line.
To match the Tremor name, we expect this Maverick to have some suspension settings. It looks like the ground clearance may be slightly higher than that of a regular pickup truck, but not by much. The truck rides on Falken Wildpeak A/T tires.
The Maverick Lariat is available with either a 2.5-liter hybrid engine or a 2.0-liter EcoBoost powertrain. If the Tremor turns out to be an optional “package”, then both of these engines can be optional with it.
Recent spy shots show that Maverick is waiting for big changes. It looks like Ford is working on a new powertrain consisting of a 2.1-liter plug-in hybrid. The truck seems to be at a very early stage of development because the car in the photos is still wearing the plug lights.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that Ford stops selling hybrid Maverick, Escape, and Lincoln Corsair due to the risk of fire. The Ford Critical Concern Review Group found 23 field reports of engine fires in vehicles equipped with a 2.5-liter hybrid powertrain or plug-in hybrid installation. Therefore, it was decided to recall and discontinue the sale of 100,689 cars in the United States.