A recent report via a Maverick forum shows a Ford dealership bulletin letter that says that 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid model scheduling is halted until further notice.
If this is indeed the case (Update: According to Ford, the story will actually play out a bit differently), this is a huge bummer for people who are wanting this new affordable compact pickup.
Here is the link to the Maverick Truck Club story.
Update 9/8/2021: Ford refuted the report shown below, releasing the following statement:
The upcoming 2022 Ford Maverick compact pickup truck made big news for many reasons. Some of the most important specs are that the base Maverick power plant is a fuel-efficient front-wheel-drive 2.5-liter I-4 hybrid that can deliver up to 40 MPG and starts at around $19,995 before destination charges. If this version of the Maverick cannot be produced or fulfilled, it means that most new Maverick trucks will initially use the 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 EcoBoost engine that comes in FWD or AWD configurations.
Here is the copy of the dealership bulletin as provided by the Maverick Truck Club.
This scheduling halt appears to affect both dealership stock and retail/customer orders as well. Update 9/8/21: Ford stated the truck will be available at launch — just not in conventional dealer inventories where you can buy one off the lot. The company is building customer-ordered vehicles through Ford dealers first. Another Maverick news related to this bulletin is that the Maverick FWD will no longer be available with a Trailer Tow Package (53Q). Maverick AWD with a towing package is rated to tow up to 4,000 lbs.
Post updated 9/8/21 by Zach Butler.