At last, the upcoming Baby Bronco SUV is confirmed, and it will arrive with an official name. The 2021 Ford Maverick is coming to the markets. However, this won’t be the smaller version of the Bronco SUV at all. It is a smaller model, but it will share the platform with Ford Escape that carried the name Maverick years ago. Blue Oval is delivering a crossover and not a classic body-on-frame SUV as everyone thought.
Baby Bronco will be aimed at customers that have no desire to do serious off-roading adventures. On the other hand, this model will look rugged, and it will offer an all-wheel-drive system. A leaked document is showing a new Baby Bronco’s name and a couple of more exciting details about the future Ford’s models. For now, let’s stick to the new Maverick crossover.
Design is Escape-Like but Boxier
So far, the exact details are not available. The 2021 Ford Maverick will wear a recognizable Ford’s design language, and it will look unique. However, the only source of information is a couple of leaked photos. How we know its “Baby Bronco”? Well, between the headlights we can see a horizontal bar that wears “BRONCO” lettering.
The same photos are showing oval headlights, similar to the Jeep Wrangler’s units. Moreover, a mash pattern with cutouts resembles the shape of the headlights. Generally, new Maverick will depart from the arriving Bronco SUV, but it will remain a “Baby Bronco” due to numerous rumors and reports.
2021 Maverick Will Borrow Engine Lineup from Escape/Kuga Model
New 2021 Ford Maverick will share the underpinnings with the Escape crossover. That also means the two models will share the engines as well. Knowing that, new Maverick will offer two powertrain options. The first engine is a 1.5-liter turbocharged output. This three-cylinder unit will generate 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. A larger 2.0-liter mill will be optional. This turbo-four variant comes with a standard 8-speed automatic transmission, and it delivers 250 hp.
Moreover, it will produce up to 275 lb-ft of twisting power. We don’t know yet, but there is a huge possibility for Maverick crossover to arrive with a standard AWD system. New Escape/Kuga model is yet to hit the markets with a hybrid powertrain. No doubt, new Maverick, aka Baby Bronco, will undoubtedly feature the very same system in the near future as well.
This is a friendly reminder for all of us. Don’t believe in everything the reports are writing, even the most reliable ones. The forthcoming 2021 Ford Maverick is the new Baby Bronco. Many stories were writing about new Ford Scout or Ford Adventurer as potential names. And now, we have Maverick as a name that is not yet official, but it is the very probable outcome.
Moreover, the same rumors were writing about entirely different design, and even the engine lineup is totally different. While nothing is official yet, have in mind that things could change in the coming months. For now, Ford is releasing new crossover under the name “Maverick” that will be very similar to the Escape model. More importantly, it will depart from the Bronco SUV in so many ways.
2021 Ford Maverick Price and Release Date
We are not going to speculate about the price because we don’t know how much this model will cost. However, new 2021 Ford Maverick will go on sale at some point next year.
The most important thing is that the Maverick is coming to the markets as a model for 2021. We’ll write more about it once the Blue Oval manufacturer releases more details.