The 2022 Ford Maverick has generated a lot of interest in the automaker thanks to the truck’s affordable price tag and its plethora of neat features. Ford’s integrated hitch system, FITS for short, designed so that owners could fit a host of accessories inside the truck, could see a ton of creative uses. But Ford goes one step further with FITS by allowing owners to 3D print their own pickup truck accessories.
Ford is working hard to publicly release the geometry of the FITS slots for open source consumption, giving owners the ability to create and print their own accessories that go beyond what Ford offers. A set of available accessories already includes cup holders, storage or trash can, drawstring organizer, double hook for hanging bags and under-seat storage dividers, along with many other accessories in development at Ford. It is located at the rear of the center console. The automaker says owners can store their accessories under the rear seats.
There is no doubt that owners will find extremely creative ways to use the FITS, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with. There is also a good chance that the system can create a strong online community of creators sharing their ideas and printing out plans. It also gives owners a bit of control over how they use their vehicles, which is always welcome. Ford could easily have kept the geometry of the FITS slots a secret and offered its own line of accessories.
We won’t have to wait long to see the FITS in action as the 2022 Ford Maverick is expected to go on sale this fall. The automaker is already taking reservations for the pickup, which offers a lot at an affordable price. Its starting price of $ 19,995, excluding destination, is well equipped with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Ford Co-Pilot 360, two 12-volt power outlets. and a hybrid powertrain that delivers about 40 miles per gallon city rating. Talk about a winner.