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Ford has officially unveiled its 2022 Maverick compact pickup, which it calls “a new kind of truck for people who never knew they needed a truck.” Maverick is built on a unibody platform with an all-in-one body that forgoes the typical bed-and-cab setup of traditional pickups. Compared to other Ford trucks, Maverick is the kid brother of the bunch, measuring 199.7 inches long overall, compared to 210.8 and 231.7 inches for Ranger and F-150, respectively.
You already know the answer. Why would an automaker offer a car or truck with a 3-cylinder engine? Money. There are other reasons, but money is the primary motivator.
Being first to market is no guarantee of success. Social-media platform Myspace arrived on the scene almost a year before Facebook came online, but as of this week, Myspace doesn’t rank among the top 2000 most-popular websites globally; Facebook ranks number 4.
Although there is much new for the 2020 versions of Hyundai’s Ioniq “electrified” compact hatchbacks shown at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, the biggest news comes in the full-electric version, which gets a bigger battery and greatly increased range.
Class: Large Pickup Truck
Miles Driven: 361
Fuel Used: 13.9 gallons
When the Smart ForTwo was introduced for the 2008 model year, uninformed detractors of the diminutive two-seater devoted considerable energy to worrying about how unsafe such a small car would be in a crash. Count my mother among them.
It would seem more fitting for the Chicago or Detroit Auto Show, but Toyota chose the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show to introduce a Prius with more “snow” appeal.