DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. has briefly halted the scheduling of recent Maverick hybrid pickup orders past the items it has already bought resulting from a elements availability challenge, the automaker confirmed Wednesday.
Ford is presently constructing each configurations of the Maverick — the usual hybrid and non-obligatory 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder gasoline-only variant — at its Hermosillo, Mexico, plant to satisfy its present order financial institution. The automobile is scheduled to launch on time later this month. However, the Maverick Truck Club house owners discussion board posted a memo the automaker allegedly despatched sellers earlier this week that the manufacturing of future Maverick hybrid orders is not going to be scheduled “until further notice.”
Ford, which didn’t verify the vendor memo, stated in an announcement that each the Maverick hybrid and EcoBoost variants will quickly be headed to vendor showrooms and famous that clients can presently order each vehicles from their native dealerships.
“As with any of our vehicles, we continuously adjust production to match demand with parts availability,” a spokeswoman stated.
It was unclear if the elements challenge stemmed from the continued world semiconductor scarcity, which is affecting your entire business.
CEO Jim Farley tweeted in late August that Ford had topped 100,000 reservations for the Maverick, though Ford has not stated what number of reservations have been transformed into precise orders. Unlike different latest autos, Ford didn’t require would-be house owners to position a refundable deposit to order the pickup.
Since its reveal in June, Ford has been touting the Maverick’s normal hybrid engine, which is anticipated to get 40 mpg and begins at $21,490, together with a $1,495 delivery fee. Ford has stated it should launch in September.
At a vendor assembly last month in Texas, executives careworn the significance of the entry-level product to the way forward for Ford’s enterprise.
The setback is the most recent challenge affecting a high-profile automobile, following supplier-related roof issues which have delayed deliveries of the Bronco SUV.
Additionally, the manufacturing of most Ford autos, together with the bestselling F-150, has been stunted by the continued chip scarcity, though Ford has stated the state of affairs is enhancing.