Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn has released CAD files for the storage area under the rear seats and other areas of its new Maverick pickup, so customers can 3-D print their own accessories.
There are a total of eight Ford Integrated Tether System (FITS) slots in the vehicle: one behind the center console, where a cupholder would normally go in many vehicles, and seven under the rear seat bench. They’re designed to be modular, allowing customers to order a set of accessories to fit different needs, like storage dividers to separate items.
The company sells a FITS accessory kit for $50; it’s available when building and pricing the Maverick. The kit includes a rear cupholder, cable organizer, bag hooks, a trash can, and dividers. Customers with a 3-D printer and some design knowledge can create and produce their own FITS using the provided CAD files.
“Maverick customers are doers, and this truck is built for their creativity,” says Trevor Scott, marketing manager for Maverick. “Beyond the available FITS Accessory Kit bundle that we offer as an aftermarket Ford accessory for purchase, we’ve seen great 3-D-printed custom designs from our customers, including a dog water bowl, dual cupholders, a trash can, a tilting iPad holder, and a Nintendo Switch holder.”