Following much teasing, Ford is close to releasing full details and images of its new compact pickup that arrives for 2022. The Maverick, which is smaller than the midsize Ranger, uses the same platform as the recently arrived Bronco Sport (as does the Ford Escape). It’s also designed more for urban pursuits than rigorous commercial-grade tasks. Towing will be limited to 2,000 pounds. Its competitors include the Honda Ridgeline and upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz. The Mexico-built Maverick will be available in front- and all-wheel-drive and with the Bronco Sport’s 181-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder and the optional 245-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder.

The Ford Bronco Sport platform is the basis for the Maverick small truck that arrives for the 2022 model year. Expect the same engines. PHOTO: FORD

The wait is nearly over for the Maverick: