The American company will return the name, under which it produced a compact rear-wheel drive car, as well as the first generation of the crossover Escape for Europe
Ford has registered in the US patent office the names Timberline and Maverick, which can be used for new crossovers. This is reported by the publication Car and Driver.
In the 1970s, the Ford brand produced a compact rear-drive car called the Maverick. In addition, under this name in the early 2000’s outside of North America, the first generation Escape crossover was sold, including in Europe.
Earlier it became known that Ford will revive the Bronco SUV, a new generation of which will appear in 2020. This was announced in January at the Detroit Motor Show.
The new Ford Bronco will receive a modernized Ranger pickup chassis and an aluminum body. According to preliminary data, the line of engines will include a 2.7-liter gasoline engine EcoBoost V6, which produces about 330 hp and 500 Nm of torque. In the future, a version with a diesel engine, and modifications with a hybrid power plant, is not excluded.