Listen up, Ford Maverick customers: If you placed an order for a front-wheel drive pickup with the 4K towing package, you're not getting it. According to documents posted to the Maverick Truck Club forum, performance evaluations showed this Maverick combination wasn't up to snuff. To make sure Ford won't inconvenience anyone who ordered the towing package with a FWD truck, they can opt for a free all-wheel drive upgrade instead.

The automaker will cover a $2,200 upcharge, according to Ford, for any customer that originally placed an order for the now-defunct configuration. With the AWD upgrade, they can then add the 4K towing package. If they still want a FWD truck, they'll need to remove the beefier towing setup and deal with a 2,000-pound maximum or cancel the order. If a customer does stick with a FWD Maverick, they can add a Trailer Hitch Receiver with a four-pin connector.

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Ford said in a statement the move is meant to "meet strong demand for Maverick and reduce complexity." The automaker added there were roughly 500 orders for the FWD Maverick with the towing package. These customers will be eligible for the AWD upgrade.

The best value here is to take the AWD upgrade and run, even though fuel economy takes a slight, 1 mpg hit (to 22 city, 29 highway and 25 combined). It's a pretty generous offer from Ford. And remember, this is only for the 2.0-liter turbo model. The Maverick Hybrid doesn't offer AWD -- at least, not yet.

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1/66 SLIDES © Provided by Roadshow You're looking at the 2022 Ford Maverick, arguably the biggest truck debut this year -- this, despite its diminutive size.

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2/66 SLIDES © Provided by Roadshow The Maverick's interior is quite simple, but not without flair, especially in higher-end trims with contrasting upholstery and trim colors like this.

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3/66 SLIDES © Provided by Roadshow One of Maverick's signature features is the Flexbed, which is chockablock with clever things to make life just a little easier.

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4/66 SLIDES © Provided by Roadshow This truck's tailgate can be locked in a mid-position so you can haul four-by-eight sheets of building material --- be it boards or drywall -- without issue.

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5/66 SLIDES © Provided by Roadshow The Flexbed features numerous cutouts so you can make your own cargo dividers using simple pieces of wood.

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6/66 SLIDES © Provided by Roadshow Thanks to its compact dimensions, the Maverick should be super maneuverable, especially in tight quarters.

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7/66 SLIDES © Provided by Roadshow The Maverick's exterior styling is clean and simple, a real no-frills affair.

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8/66 SLIDES © Provided by Roadshow This is an honest little pickup.

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9/66 SLIDES © Provided by Roadshow The Maverick's door panels are uniquely designed and can easily accommodate 1-liter water bottles.

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10/66 SLIDES © Provided by Roadshow For more photos of the 2022 Ford Maverick, keep clicking through this gallery.

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