Friday, January 3, 2014

Ford's F-150 Making Shift to Aluminum

Ford to Unveil the Aluminum F-150
WESTLAND, Mich - Ford Motor Company is spicing up the 37-year winning F-150 by making a shift to aluminum. The new F-150 will be replacing about 1,000 pounds of steel with 600 pounds of aluminum. This switch will get rid of that 750 pound chunk that will improve fuel economy. 

This change will allow the new truck to get about 30 miles per gallon, a huge up from the 17 to 19 mpg that the current models get. With the F-150 being the best selling pickup for 37-years straight and the best-selling U.S. vehicle of any kind for more than three decades, a lot is riding on this drastic change that Ford is making. 

Other automakers are going to have to shift to greater use of aluminum in heavier vehicles if they are going to meet the strict new fuel economy regulations. These standards require that manufacturers to have 54.5 mpg average for all the vehicles they sell by the 2025 model year. 

It is no secret that Ford is heading into 2014 with a positive outlook and showcasing some incredible innovations. What do you think about Ford's F-150 making the shift to aluminum? North Brothers Ford offers a huge variety of the 37-year winning F-150. Stop by our dealership today to find the Ford vehicle that meets all of your driving needs!

North Brothers Ford, located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185, is proud to be one of the premier dealerships in Southeast Michigan committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at (888) 806-7163, our knowledgeable sales team will be happy to help!

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