The sportier Ford Maverick is coming. According to the latest spy photos and renderings, the new 2023 Ford Maverick ST is looking more aggressive, and is much lowered compared to the original one. We also noticed some bodywork, and the forthcoming truck is boasting dual exhausts in the rear bumper and oversized wheels.
Unfortunately, the Maverick ST has a fair amount of camouflage, but we still managed to see what might be hiding underneath swirly vinyl wrap. In spite of the spy photos, many believe that this truck will use a turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-four, which makes up to 330 horsepower (243 kilowatts). In case you didn’t know, this engine is also powering the mighty Ford Mustang.
2023 Ford Maverick ST First Look
Unlike the basics Maverick, the ST model looks more aggressive. The spied model wears a deeper, meaner front air dam, and it seems to hide a new intercooler. We also noticed a unique mesh with a dark finish, smoked headlights, and a couple slick ST badges sitting on the corner of the grille and the tailgate.
The ST variant also features more attractive 20-inch wheels and fender extensions. Around the rear is a black tailgate wordmark as well as those telltales vertical exhausts mounted in each bumper corner – design cues borrowed from the Edge ST.
Modern and Spoty Cabin
Inside, the new 2023 Ford Maverick ST is expected to be more modern and sportier than the original one. This means we can expect many upgrades regarding comfort and probably way better technology. The current Maverick offers plenty of thoughtful storage spaces in the front and rear rows, and it can fit five passengers.
Also, there is inside a colorful 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, power windows, and a 6-speaker audio system. Ford’s Co-Pilot360 suite could be standard on the ST model, and we expect to include a adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assists, lane centering, and rear parking sensors.
2023 Ford Maverick ST Engine Specs
As mentioned, many believe that the 2023 Ford Maverick ST could use the same engine as the Ford Mustang. This means we can expect this truck to come with a potent turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-four, which makes up to 330 horsepower (243 kilowatts). This engine uses a 10-speed automatic, and all-wheel-drive, just like the Focus RS.
2023 Ford Maverick ST Price, Release Date
The current Ford Maverick starts at little less than $20,000. However, the new 2023 Ford Maverick ST is expected to cost at least $10,000 more than the original one. It is worth mentioning that the original variant is also available in trims XLT starting at $22,360, while the top-of-the-line Lariat is around $25,860.
Moreover, fully loaded, the Maverick Lariat can hit around $37,000. The Hyundai Santa Cruz, is the only closest competitor, and it has starting price of $23,990. We expect the new Maverick ST to be fully unveiled in the coming months, probably in the summertime.