We have some bad news for 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid buyers, since Ford has delayed the launch of the new truck. Ford has had a hard time building some of its more popular models, like the Bronco and now it looks like it’s having issues with the Maverick as well.
Maverick Truck Forum intercepted an internal document that Ford sent to dealers, which stated that note that “unitl further notice, hybrid orders will not be selected for scheduling.” No other details were given about the delay, but forum members believe that the Maverick Hybrid is another victim of the chip shortage. A hybrid vehicle also likely requires more chips than a non-hybrid car.
When Ford unveiled the 2022 Maverick hybrid, it touted the fact that it gets around 40 mpg and starts at a reasonable $21,490. If the report is accurate, that means that when the Maverick arrives, buyers will only be able to buy the more expensive version with its non-hybrid 2.0-liter, which gets up to 30 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg city.
Buyers will likely be disappointed with this news, since Ford has already received over 100,000 reservations for the Maverick, but it’s not clear how many hybrids have been reserved.