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2015 North American Car & Truck of the Year Nominees

The short list of nominees for the 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year has been announced. Amongst the 12 remaining contestants for truck or utility vehicle of the year is Ford’s aluminum-bodied F-150.

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Toyota Turns to Aluminum

Toyota Motor Corp. could be the next global automaker to shift from steel to aluminum in a high-volume vehicle.

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ATG Technical Chair on New Aluminum Applications

Today’s automakers need to balance the need for mass reduction without compromising safety, styling or size. As automakers expand their menu of materials, the focus on joining techniques and body structure architecture becomes that much more important.

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The Aluminum-bodied Jaguar XE

Jaguar turned to aluminum in its all-new XE sport sedan. Using aluminum for much of the body, Mark White, chief technical specialist asserted in an Automotive News article, "The XE is as strong and light as it could possibly be thanks to exhaustive analysis and by bringing the latest engineering techniques to bear on its design.

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Wards Survey: Lighter Vehicles, Higher Efficiency

A WardsAuto survey of 900 automotive engineers and designers sponsored by DuPont reaffirmed that aluminum is the top material choice for automakers looking to reduce weight using lightweight materials to meet 2025 fuel economy standards.

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