Ford Super Duty Pickups to Shed Weight With Aluminum

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

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[Source: Detroit Free Press]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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