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Last Friday Ford announced its redesigned aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 will offer the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings among full-size gas-powered pickups. When equipped with the new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, a turbocharged engine that includes Auto Stop-Start, the 4×2 F-150 delivers estimated ratings of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined. The 2.7-liter […]

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Ford is putting a lot at stake by switching to aluminum for its new F-150 pickup truck and took unique measures to make sure the new truck would withstand jobsite usage. The move to aluminum is led by the need to save fuel. The company said it sent six prototype pickups – each with an […]

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Following a recent announcement by Ford to switch to aluminum for its 2015 F-150, and in preparation for tightening federal fuel economy standards, General Motors says it will have aluminum-bodied pickup trucks by 2018. According to the Wall Street Journal, GM has made agreements with Alcoa Inc and Novelis Inc and these suppliers are preparing […]

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