It’s sort of a good news/bad news thing for the Ford Maverick Hybrid lately. The good news is that the gasoline-electric compact truck elevates the notion of what a truck can and should be (it’s also seriously fuel-efficient, with an EPA-rated 42 mpg). The bad news is that it’s going to be hard to get your hands on one anytime soon. Ford says that it expects the 2022 model year Maverick Hybrid to sell out by November and the first deliveries to owners won’t even happen until January.
That’s galling because the 2.0-liter turbocharged models are already out in the wild. And remember, the Hybrid model is the standard powertrain, dropping the truck’s price and increasing its fuel efficiency by no small amount. If you want the most affordable Maverick around, you’ll need to wait for the Hybrid.
Ford seems to recognize this, particularly in light of the numerous Bronco delays (and the various goodies the company handed out to disappointed customers who are stuck waiting). As first reported by Ford Authority, some customers who’ve ordered a Maverick Hybrid have gotten a letter from the company saying they will get a free bundle of FITS accessories as a way of apologizing for the delay.
FITS stands for Ford Integrated Tether System, and it’s made up of T-shaped slots that accept a variety of Ford accessories, not to mention allow owners to 3D-print or otherwise design custom pieces.
Ford confirmed the news to MotorTrend, with a representative stating, “Ford Maverick Hybrid customers will receive a Ford FITS Accessory Kit after they take delivery of their new truck. The kit includes a storage bin, cupholder, phone cord organizer, bag hooks, and multiple dividers for the under-seat storage area.”
That’s all well and good, and we’re sure nobody will refuse some free goodies, but surely they’d appreciate having their trucks in their driveways more.
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