New F-150 spied on road near Detroit

The new Ford F-150: The automaker's shift from steel to aluminum on its biggest-selling vehicle is an enormous industrial undertaking and affects everyone from the factory floor to the collision repair shop.

Photo credit: RICHARD TRUETT
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This 2015 Ford F-150 was seen driving undisguised in suburban Detroit on Sunday. The aluminum-bodied truck begins production later this summer. The lightweight body saves as much as 700 pounds over the outgoing steel-bodied truck.

You can reach Richard Truett at rtruett@crain.com.


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