A few days ago, members of the Bronco6G forum exposed a parts catalogue list of Ford models, and one of Ford's Maverick models caught our attention. The car was previously called Baby Bronco by the overseas media, which is the smallest size of the new generation Ford Bronco car series. It is a hard-core crossover SUV that cannot currently be determined as a small SUV or a compact SUV. According to a description of the forum member, the new Ford Maverick model will be released in the first half of this year, and then launched in August.
A similar situation has occurred in the previous Ford Mavericks. From 2000 to 2007, the first generation of Ford Escape sold in Europe and America was jointly developed by Ford and Mazda. There were two names for the first generation Mavericks. The American version was called Escape, which was regarded as a new model. The European market was called Maverick, which was regarded as the successor model. The reason why the first generation Maverick took over in the European market was the previous generation. Ford Maverick.
The first generation of Ford Mavericks entered the country in 2004, so the European version of Ford Mavericks was given the English suffix, that is, Ford Maverick (in fact, the European version of Ford Maverick), until the third generation Maverick was globally unified name. In early 2013, Changan Ford introduced the third-generation Winged Tiger to China and has been selling it to this day.
In summary, therefore, we judge that the smallest model of this Ford Bronco series is likely to be the "New Ford Maverick" model sold in Europe. When we said that the new Ford Maverick was released and launched, it actually refers to the time when the new Ford Maverick was released and launched in Europe. This is not surprising, because Ford's new "Escape" released in the United States in June last year was named Ruiji in China and was officially unveiled at the Guangzhou Auto Show in November last year, and then officially launched in December of the same year.
Although the naming is different, the new Ford Maverick is a member of the new Ford Bronco car series, so the new Ford Maverick and Ford Escape share the C2 platform, which will continue the latter's powertrain. Including 1.5T inline three-cylinder turbocharged engine and 2.0T inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine, the transmission system is a standard 8-speed automatic transmission system.