Will Chevy Follow Ford and Introduce Aluminum Trucks?

2015-ford-f-150-04

Ford’s gamble with the aluminum 2015 F-150 could have ended two ways:

As an embarrassing failure As a trendsetting new way to build trucks

Ram, with its little comment about aluminum’s best use being for beer cans, pretty much secured its future of steel bodies.

Chevrolet stayed pretty quiet on the issue, presumably to take a wait-and-see approach. Watching the new Ford keep its status as the number one truck in America, while scoring a 5-star safety rating, might have had a hand in convincing Chevy to join the aluminum body movement.

Continue reading >>>