Lightweight vehicles focal point at auto show
Jan 14, 2014 | 12:03 PM
| Nathan Laliberte
DETROIT Vehicles capable of achieving better fuel economy and lower emissions through the use of lightweight materials, such as aluminum and advanced high-strength steels, were a focal point of this years North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The event kicked off with Dearborn, Mich.-based Ford Motor Co.s introduction of its redesigned aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup truck (amm.com, Jan. 13), and was followed by unveilings of vehicles featuring increased use of lightweight metals from a variety of automakers, including Tokyo-based Honda Motor Co. Ltd., Stuttgart, Germany-based Mercedes-Benz and Wolfsburg, Germany-based Volkswagen AG.....
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