With Ford Motor Company notably absent from the SEMA Show this year, many of the companies who build accessories for the Ford Maverick were on their own to provide display vehicles that could show off their latest offerings for this year.
To start with, DeeZee was on hand with an Oxford White Maverick at their booth showcasing a number of new products both universal and custom tailored.
The first that caught my eye are some rugged looking running boards that feature extended drop steps. They utilize DeeZee’s universal hex bars for their backbone. They look sharp but do hang pretty low, seems like you would want a lifted Maverick so they would not drag the ground to easily. Looking underneath their attachment scheme seems to be pretty robust and well thought out.
At the cargo box is really where they brought most of their goods. More of that hex bar is used to create clamp-on cross bars for the bed. These are offered in two variations, raised like these shown and flush sitting bars. On top of them is mounted a universal cargo basket also made up of hex bars. In that basket a DeeZee poly storage box. Down behind all of it is a DeeZee diamond plate tool chest.
While there are getting to be a lot of mats and liners coming available I thought the hard plastic Tailgate Board was a pretty innovative offering that protects the metal from scrapes and dents of hard field use.
Keko Automotive, a company who calls Brazil home was on hand to show off their new bespoke offerings for the Ford Maverick including their new Sports Bar and powered retractable tonneau cover system.
Sports Bars of this design have been enormously popular south of the border in Mexico, Central and South America for decades and this one is currently offered as a Ford dealership accessory in Brazil for the Maverick. While Ford doesn’t offer it here, you can now buy it from Keko USA.
The Sport Bar mounts to the bed side caps with a no-drill clamp system without a tonneau cover but is compatible with both of the brand’s tonneau covers.
The one shown here is the power retractable tonneau which can open and close with the touch of a button. It fits well and features a well designed and tight fitting rubber seal at the base of the rear window to prevent water intrusion. The tonneau cover also has drain rails built in.
When using the retractable tonneau cover, the Sports Bar mounts to the side frame of the tonneau assembly with a different set of brackets supplied with the kit.
They also offer a non-powered version of the retractable cover as well as a more affordable soft roll-up cover compatible with the sport bar. Additionally, they are working on their own design of running boards to offer for the Maverick soon.
At the Truck Hero booth was a Velocity Blue Maverick build that showcased a number of big ticket items. Truck Hero is a bit of an umbrella corporation that encompasses over 20 well known brands of truck accessories, a one stop shop of sorts.
The first noticeable mod is its ride height that comes by way of a 2.5-inch Superlift Lift Kit for Maverick. Added to the stance are a set of 17-inch RTR wheels with meaty 245/70-17 Falken Wildpeak tires. The offset of the tire and wheel combination fills the Bushwacker fender flares just right.
On top of the cab is a set of Yakima roof bars with an N-Fab Roof Rack for stacking lots of gear up there. Just below are some AVS smoked wind deflectors for the side windows. The hood also had an AVS wind deflector installed.
At the rear was a premium flush fitting BAKFlip MX4 Hard Folding Tonneau Cover from BAK industries, another Truck Hero Brand. Underneath it but not shown is a Rugged Liner.
If you have already been trying you might have found out a lot of these parts aren’t showing up yet on the manufacturer websites. This is because many of them are making their public debut at the SEMA Show and some even are in prototype state. So be patient and know they are coming to market soon. Links to these three companies are in down below in the information section.