For their new EcoSport model, the designers of Ford have incorporated an adjustable rear cargo shelf that weighs just six pounds, yet can hold nearly 700. The combination of sturdiness and light weight is a result of it being made from a paper honeycomb structure, similar to what Ikea uses inside their Lack tables (see link below).
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Here's what it can do:
Although it's not clear from the video, the shelf slides into brackets of differing heights. It can also be stored on the back of the seats.
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