While the proposed design admittedly looks better, we can live with the Maverick’s current setup. Base models make do without Ford’s Sync 3 software but do, at least, receive Connected Touch Radio. This means that even the cheapest trim levels receive Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, as well as 911 Assist.
Better equipped models (such as the Lariat, for example) receive a more comprehensive suite of features, such as voice control for several functions. Maverick buyers seem nonplussed by the smaller infotainment screen; Ford can’t keep up with demand for the small truck.
Let’s not forget that, last year, the Blue Oval signed a deal that will see Google supply systems with built-in apps and services. We should expect the new software to be introduced in 2023. It would be the perfect opportunity for Ford to update the Maverick.