How are customers liking that aluminum body F-150?

2015-F150-Aluminum-Body-Alumbody how are customers liking that aluminum body f-150? How are customers liking that aluminum body F-150? 2015 F150 Aluminum Body Alumbody

Ford Motor Co. reported 2 percent lower sales for February, compared to last year. Other automakers reported higher sales industrywide.

Despite the lower sales, there were some bright spots for Ford. The company said retail sales of its F-Series pickup trucks were up 7 percent. It said the F-150, which features a standard new aluminum body this model year, was the fastest-turning vehicle on dealer lots.

Read More

Pros and cons of aluminum cars and trucks

2015-Ford-F-150-pr-red pros and cons of aluminum cars and trucks Pros and cons of aluminum cars and trucks 2015 Ford F 150 pr red

As part of their ever-increasing efforts to maximize fuel economy, carmakers are frequently using aluminum for body panels instead of steel to save weight.

Ford has been a leader in embracing the material at a volume level. In 2013 its CEO, Alan Mullaly, said that “pound for pound, aluminum is stronger and tougher than steel.”

Read More

Steel vs. Aluminum: The Lightweight Wars Heat Up

Steel vs. aluminum? By choosing to build the 2015 F-150 with an all-aluminum body, Ford is shaving 700 pounds from the truck’s weight. And that’s a critical factor as automakers struggle to reach a 54.5 mpg fleet average by 2025. The F-150 has been America’s favorite vehicle for 32 years, so light weighting it—and reaching, maybe, 30 mpg on the highway—is really important to Ford.

The FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) is said to cut body mass by 39 percent when used in a battery electric vehicle. (SMDI graphic) Steel vs. Aluminum: The Lightweight Wars Heat Up Steel vs. Aluminum: The Lightweight Wars Heat Up steel 20FSV 20BEV 20Peel 20Away 20Image 20small

The FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) is said to cut body mass by 39 percent when used in a battery electric vehicle. (SMDI graphic)

Read More