CARS.COM — The environment is everybody’s beeswax, and Ford has looked to our little honey-making, hive-dwelling friends for inspiration for its new cargo shelf — which accommodates heavy loads while treading lightly on the earth. The honeycomb design, which Ford calls “a testament to nature’s ingenuity,” weighs in at just 6 pounds but is capable of holding nearly 700, and it debuts on the 2018 EcoSport subcompact SUV.
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What will EcoSport buyers be able to haul in the lilliputian SUV after its arrival in dealerships early next year, thanks to this new cargo shelf? According to Ford, an entire landscaping project making use of five 94-pound bags of premixed concrete, four 40-pound bags of soil and eight 1-gallon containers of water weighing about 8 pounds each.