My first guess was next-generation Ford Flex. Its wheelbase and size appeared similar to the Ford Explorer, and it positive was further boxy. However then keener minds convened (or at the very least these much less excited a couple of new Flex), and hypothesized that what we now have right here is the Ford Maverick: the rumored crossover truck primarily based on the Bronco Sport.
The primary clue was Affiliate Editor Byron Hurd recognizing the entrance brakes: the calipers are mounted on the entrance, which is nearly at all times a useless giveaway for a front-wheel-drive-based automobile. First nail within the Explorer coffin, then. Hurd added that the rear suspension is totally different from Explorer.
Then I climbed to the highest of Autoblog headquarters and fired up the Dan Edmunds Signal. Our contributing engineer hero confirmed the brake bit and chimed in that there was plenty of wheelhouse area, making one thing like a Flex appear additional unlikely and likewise countering my unique thought that “it is manner too low for a truck.” It’s, however on this case, it does not matter. He additionally properly defined the big again doorways by positing that they’re combining with the goofy-long roof to disguise a crew cab and the entrance of a truck mattress.
There’s additionally a curious field in the course of the roof that could possibly be hiding a sharkfin-style antenna — roughly the place a crew cab would finish.
Lastly, the entrance finish is certain formed like a Bronco Sport.
So, we actually do not know for positive, however a gaggle effort positive makes the Ford Maverick pickup the most effective speculation. I do not know, I am nonetheless holding out hope for a brand new Flex. What do you assume?