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TOTD: What Other Vehicles Should Use More Aluminum Parts?

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/29/2014 Jason Udy

Rumors of an aluminum-intensive 2015 Ford F-150 were confirmed when the full-size pickup was revealed earlier this month at the 2014 Detroit auto show. With 2015 F-150 models losing up to 700 pounds (depending on model and bodystyle), the use of the lightweight material is expected to improve fuel mileage and capability. We want to know what other cars you think should use more aluminum in their construction.

The thread started with Motor Trend forum member TAF suggesting the next-generation Jeep Wrangler as a good candidate for more aluminum pieces, noting that aftermarket aluminum tubs are already available for previous generation Wrangler models. NeedBailMoney and The Voice of Doom agreed that Ford should add more aluminum bits to the Lincoln Navigator and Ford Mustang, while Frisky Dingo says that all automakers should use more aluminum and composite materials in their vehicles. © Provided by MotorTrend

While the 2015 F-150 won’t be the first aluminum intensive vehicle available (the Audi A8 and Jaguar XJ come to mind), it is the first pickup, as well as the highest volume model, to use a significant amount of the metal.

What Other Vehicles Should Use More Aluminum Parts? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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