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The amount of aluminum body sheet content in North American vehicles is expected by automakers to quadruple by 2015 and increase tenfold by 2025 from 2012 levels. This has benefits for fuel consumption, but also for the U.S. aluminum industry. One good example of vehicle raising demand for the material is the 2015 Ford F-150; […]

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Ford introduced today in Detroit an all-new F-150 combining an aluminum-alloy body, auto start-stop and a new Ecoboost engine. We know, pickups are not the greenest vehicles, but they warrant a mention when such a big seller makes huge efforts to reduce its mass and fuel consumption. According to Ford, the new F-150 lost up […]

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A brand new 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan was introduced today at the 2014 North American International Auto Show held in Detroit. This new 200 is the industry’s first mid-size sedan with a standard nine-speed automatic transmission. Chrysler expects this will be good for highway fuel economy ratings of 35 miles per gallon when powered […]

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The Audi allroad shooting brake PHEV concept is making its debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The two-door car is a hybrid crossover; Audi said its hybrid drive, which is as powerful as it is efficient, makes a new form of quattro drive possible – the e-tron quattro. “The show […]

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Mini confirmed its new Mini Cooper will see its U.S. version fully unveiled next month at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The latest generation of the Mini is said by the British premium brand to be once again a pioneer of individual style, premium quality and high-end technology. Mini added […]

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A new Audi crossover show car will make its debut in January 2014 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The two-door model with its high ground clearance is a crossover described by Audi as having a distinctly sporting slant – a car for all roads and tracks, for everyday driving and […]

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It’s long been an adage that if you “build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your doorstep,” but what if you do not have the end-all, be-all mousetrap? Or, in the case of the automotive industry, what if you don’t have the end-all, be-all powertrain technology yielding superlative fuel economy, but […]

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