Ford advances its electrification strategy with the presentation of the Nonconformist hybridthe first compact pickup on the market equipped with this technology.
This is the second electrified van of the oval brand after the launch of the F-150 Hybrid in 2022, and the third model with this propulsion system (Kuga) available in our country (the first was the Mondeo but stopped voluntarily).
The Ford Maverick Hybrid comes from Mexico. It has a single version that costs $16,100,000 and is available in six colors: Oxford White, Panther Black, Lightning Blue, Mercury Grey, Cactus Gray and Silver Grey.
This new version of the Ford Maverick has a propulsion system consisting of a 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle four-cylinder internal combustion engine combined with an electric motor. Together they deliver 194 horsepower and 210 Nm of torque.
The mechanical set is completed with an e-CVT transmission that transmits traction to the front wheels.
The electric motor is powered by a 1.1 kWh lithium-ion battery, with self-recharging technology, which is fed with the energy obtained during filming through two systems: an electric generator which transforms the mechanical energy into electricity, and the Regenerative Braking System, which recovers the energy dissipated during braking.
Aesthetically it does not present any difference with the rest of the range. It has 18-inch wheels with gray accents and the handy Flexbed system,” which lets you divide and organize the bed as needed.
It also has drawers on the sides and hooks for tying different objects; It also comes standard with a box protector, up to three-position gate opening system, and a bottle opener.
In turn, it has two 110 volt and 400 watt sockets available, one in the garage and the other in the cabin, which can power telephones, computers, televisions or small tools.
From a technological point of view, the SYNC 2.5 multimedia system consists of an 8″ touch screen, compatible for pairing phones with iOS (Apple Car Play) and Android (Android Auto) operating systems, and an instrument panel with 6.5. ”digital screen.
In safety, the Ford Co-Pilot 360° stands out, offering driver assistance systems such as the Pre-Collision Assistant with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection and automatic high beam control.
This launch is part of Ford’s strategy to electrify its product range, one of the pillars of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
In Argentina there are already three electrified models: Kuga, F-150 and Maverick, although the list will be expanded during 2023 with the arrival of E-Transit and Mustang Mach-E, two fully electric vehicles.
By the end of 2023, Ford aims to bring the global annual production rate of electric vehicles to 600,000 units and increase it to 2,000,000 annually by 2026. It is also expected that by 2030, 50% of global sales of Ford are electric vehicles.
To support this plan, the company is investing $50 billion between 2022 and 2026 to develop new products, battery technologies, increase production capacity of both vehicles and batteries, and verticalize the supply chain of critical supplies. .
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