As Ford Authority reported back in June, the Ford Maverick recently received a host of new parts and accessories in Brazil, including a bed extender, a locking tonneau cover with either power or manual operation, a Nomad Trucks Sportspad, cargo containers, fender flares, a satin black hood scoop, side steps, a sports bar, and a trailer hitch. That recent Blue Oval catalog expansion also included running boards, which have yet to be added to the Ford accessory roster for North America. However, it’s very possible that these Ford Maverick running boards may soon be available in the U.S., after all.
“Ford Performance Parts is investigating the potential to offer Maverick running boards in the North American market,” a Ford Performance Parts manager told Ford Authority. Also known as assist boards, these Ford Maverick running boards function the same as essentially every other similar part on the planet – they exist to help aid ingress and egress and are particularly useful for trucks and SUVs with increased ride height.
While the standard Maverick rides a bit closer to the ground than the average body-on-frame pickup, the new-for-2023 Maverick Tremor Off-Road Package does sit a bit higher than other models in the lineup and could certainly benefit from a set of running boards, as would Mavericks that have been lifted by their owners using aftermarket parts. However, some also like running boards merely for their looks, too.
As Ford Authority reported back in June, many Maverick customers are clamoring for running boards to be sold in North America. In fact, quite a few Ford Authority readers reached out to express their interest in these new parts, which would make a lot of sense given the automaker’s focus on off-road oriented goods, especially since Maverick buyers – in particular – are gravitating toward parts and accessories at a rapid rate. Thus, we’re curious to hear what our readers think – should Ford Maverick running boards be available via The Blue Oval’s official catalog? Let us know in the poll below!