The Ford Maverick is shaping up to be the antidote to pickups which continue to grow in size and price.
Despite this, the Maverick Truck Club has envisioned what a possible Raptor variant could look like.
While the chances of this happening seem slim, the renderings depict a slightly more aggressive truck with black fender flares and five-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in meaty off-road rubber. We can also see side steps and prominent front fender vents.
The rear end appears relatively stock, apart from a tonneau cover and Raptor badging. The model presumably has a lifted suspension as well, and the end result looks pretty good.
Sadly, the Maverick Raptor could remain a digital creation. However, it wouldn’t be too hard to create your own if the aftermarket embraces Ford’s upcoming pickup.
Speaking of which, the Maverick is expected to ride on the same platform that underpins the Bronco Sport and Escape. Engine options could carry over and include a 1.5-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder with 180 hp (134 kW / 182 PS) and 177 lb-ft (240 Nm) of torque as well as a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder with 250 hp (186 kW / 253 PS) and 275 lb-ft (373 Nm) of torque. Both should be connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission, which can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system.
The 2022 Maverick is expected to be introduced later this year and reports have suggested it could start at less than $20,000. If Ford can achieve the latter, the pickup could fly off dealer lots.
Note: These renderings were created by Maverick Truck Club and are not related to or endorsed by Ford