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Ford rolls out new F-150 with aluminium body, better fuel economy

The truck shed as much as 700 pounds (318 kilograms) to improve fuel economy, mostly by using aluminium instead of steel in its body.

Southfield, Michigan

FORD Motor Co said that its aluminium- bodied F-150 pickup will get as much as 29 per cent better fuel economy than its mostly steel predecessor as the carmaker gambles with a new design for its top-selling and most profitable model.

When equipped with a 2.7-