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Ford Maverick Hybrid Delayed Reservations
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The new 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid Pickup Truck is so affordable and popular that you can’t even order one anymore. It’s essentially sold out, as the company recently confirmed that it has temporarily stopped accepting all orders for the truck – both hybrid and gasoline versions – until later this summer.

It’s no secret that Americans love pickup trucks, and the Ford F-150 has been one of the best-selling vehicles for years. However, Ford still managed to grossly underestimate the interest there would be in an EV pickup.

First, the company had to suspend reservations for the new F-150 Lightning electric truck after receiving more than 200,000 orders. Now they’re doing the same for the gasoline-powered Ford Maverick and PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle). As a reminder, the new Maverick compact truck starts at $20,000 and comes with either a regular gasoline engine or a hybrid electric vehicle capable of 42 MPG.

Ford Maverick pickup truck
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According to the report, Ford will stop taking new retail orders for the 2022 Ford Maverick on January 27 to focus on existing orders, so you only have a few days left to try to find one. Customers might still manage to spot one at a dealership, but they’re rare. In a statement to The edge, Ford said orders will resume this summer, but it will all be for the 2023 Maverick.

There was a lot of excitement when the little Ford Maverick made its debut in June 2021. Prices for new and used vehicles are at an all-time high as customers seek more fuel-efficient vehicles. Combining the capabilities of a truck with the benefits of a PHEV is a great idea, which is why in August Ford received over 100,000 orders for the Maverick.

Due to overwhelming (but unsurprisingly) demand, Ford won’t be taking any more orders until the end of the summer. For now, the company is working hard to fill the backlog and deliver the trucks to eager customers. Basically, good luck getting one anytime soon.

via the edge





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