Along with Hyundai, the Blue Oval company established a new segment in the industry, with small unibody pickups that combine utility with comfort and efficiency. Ford came up with the Maverick, which costs just around 20.000 dollars in its base variant. Moreover, that version comes with a hybrid powertrain that may not be particularly capable but offers impressive fuel economy. Logically, the next step would be to see the all-electric version, which would eventually come as the 2024 Ford Maverick Lightning. The officials are still quiet on this matter.
While there are no official details about the all-electric Maverick, we believe it’s not particularly hard to anticipate some of the most basic aspects of the new versions. We presume that the company will tend to keep this model affordable, so we don’t expect to see some crazy numbers in terms of power and range. Instead, the Blue Oval company would rather offer a well-balanced pickup, which will be both capable and affordable, with an added level of efficiency.
2024 Ford Maverick Lightning Design
When it comes to the 2024 Ford Maverick Lightning design, we don’t expect to see anything radical. The electric version should keep the same shape, though there is always plenty of room for exclusive details. For example, we might see a couple of details that accentuate the model’s all-electric nature, starting from the closed-off grille, unique wheels and similar things.
On the other hand, the overall layout will remain the same. Just like the gasoline and hybrid models, it would also come only in a crew-cab layout, with a 4-foor 5-inch bed. When it comes to exterior dimensions, this model measures around 121.1-inch wheelbase, as well as 199.7 inches in length, 83.5 inches in width including the mirrors, and 68.7 inches in height. Currently, the heaviest versions are good for more than 3.700 pounds, so we presume that the all-electric version could easily go over 4.000, due to the batteries.
Despite the affordable price, the Maverick came with a pretty nice cabin. The overall quality is pretty good, both in terms of materials and attention to detail. Although not particularly flashy, the cabin is quite attractive and, more importantly, it offers a high level of functionality, with great ergonomics, lots of storage areas etc.
As we’ve just mentioned, the crew cab model is the only one on offer and it comes with a couple of pretty spacious rows of seats. Five adults can fit with ease, while the driving position is good. The cargo bed features 33 cubic feet in capacity, which isn’t much but the open cargo bed gives extra versatility you can’t get from SUVs and crossovers.
2024 Ford Maverick Lightning Drivetrain, Battery, Range
At this point, we still don’t know details about the battery and range. Still, we may presume that the company will tend to make this truck both affordable and competitive. So, we don’t expect to see some spectacular power or acceleration. Some sources suggest the same electric motor from the bas Mach-E, with 266 horsepower, which seems like an appropriate power for a pickup like this.
When it comes to battery, it’s still hard to talk about the capacity. On the other hand, we presume it will be large enough to provide a competitive range, which would be between 250 and 300 miles. Besides respectable range, we also count on 150-kW DC fast charging capability.
2024 Ford Maverick Lightning Release Date and Price
We believe that the 2024 Ford Maverick Lightning could arrive in about a year or two, with a starting price of around 30.000 dollars. Currently, there are no potential competitors in the segment.