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Ford Super Duty Pickups to Shed Weight With Aluminum

Ford Super Duty Pickups to Shed Weight With Aluminum

Ford is turning to aluminum to benefit its lineup of Super Duty pickups as well.

The American automaker has finally confirmed that it will be using aluminum on its next-generation Super Duty models, just like the 2015 Ford F-150. It might not come as a surprise as it has been heavily speculated in the last few months, especially when a prototype was spied testing and subsequently catching on fire, burning to the ground.

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Details on just how much aluminum will be used on the Super Duty models is currently unknown but the new F-150 saves approximately 700 lbs per truck, helping improve fuel economy, towing and cargo capacity.

The company hasn’t officially announced when the next-generation Super Duty models will arrive, but it will likely be in time for the 2017 model year. The announcement was made during Ford’s “2020 Vision” presentation to investors, where the company also predicted that overall vehicle sales will increase 45 to 55 percent worldwide by 2020.

GALLERY: 2016 Ford Super Duty Fire Spy Photos

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[Source: Detroit Free Press]

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