How are customers liking that aluminum body F-150?

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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.

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Pros and cons of aluminum cars and trucks

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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.”

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The Ford F-150’s New Aluminium Body Vs. A Sledgehammer

Ford’s New F-150 promises better pay load,  better MPG, better torque and much more, but customers are wondering won’t it be more complicated and expensive to fix if it is dented or damaged?  Well we will let you watch the video and find out….

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Ford’s New Aluminum F-150, Saves Gas, Wins Shows, & Looks Amazing

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Ford’s aluminum F-150 was one of the big stars today at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, taking the prize for truck of the year.

The F-150’s aluminum body cuts about 700 pounds off the truck’s weight. A report from NPR’s Sonari Glinton says the F-150 is Ford’s most important vehicle, and quotes Aaron Bragman, Detroit bureau chief for Cars.com, as saying the automaker’s move to aluminum is one of the biggest gambles in the auto industry in years.

The lighter body weight is important because automakers will have to adjust to stricter fuel efficiency standards. Forbes says Ford’s redesigned truck will get about 26 miles per gallon on the highway.

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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)

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