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Aluminum F-150 Named IIHS Top Pick

Ford's 2015 F-150 crew cab model has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while the extended cab model was rated as good by the group.

Ford Details 2015 F-150 Weight Reduction

Ford has given additional details about how it achieved an approximately 700-pound weight reduction on its 2015 F-150 truck beyond its use of military-grade aluminum in the body panels.

Cadillac CT6 Using Aluminum to Save 200 Pounds

Cadillac is incorporating high-strength aluminum among the 13 different materials in its CT6 full-size sedan to save nearly 200 pounds of weight in a move to improve fuel efficiency, the company has announced.

Upfit Lightweighting is More Complex Than Simply Reducing Weight

When used in the manufacture of truck bodies and van equipment, lightweight materials, such as thinner gauge high-strength steel, aluminum, fiberglass, and plastic composites, enable fleets to reduce vehicle weight to improve fuel economy, increase legal payload, and even drop down to a smaller (often more fuel-efficient) vehicle.

Aluminum Mechanics Bumper

The Pride Bodies aluminum mechanics bumper is more lightweight and corrosion-resistant than a comparable steel bumper. The aluminum part reduces 200 pounds of weight compared to steel.