The new Ford Maverick hasn’t even arrived in dealerships yet, but rumors are still swirling. A new report suggests Ford is at least open to the idea of developing a hotter Maverick ST.
Ford Authority reports Maverick Marketing Manager Trevor Scott is “monitoring” the idea of a Maverick ST. That type of language is hardly a firm commitment, but does validate the company is exploring the option of it. It’s an option that probably hinges in part on how the Maverick performs once sales commence in a few weeks.
The optional turbocharged 2.0-liter with 250 horsepower isn’t exactly lacking power, so a hotter ST would be very noteworthy. Assuming Ford would apply its typical ST formula and parts bin to a Maverick ST, the company’s 2.3-liter would be a likely candidate for power. There’s also the potential for a further electrified variant that is more performance focused.
Rumors of a Maverick ST are joined by speculation of other variants of the new pickup as well. Ford has hinted it wants to offer multiple derivatives of the Maverick, so whether it’s an ST model or a battery-electric variant, we haven’t seen the last of Maverick.