Next Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Could Go Aluminum - Torque News

Ford Motor Company took a big risk in using aluminum to craft the bodies of the 2015 Ford F150 pickup and while there are still plenty of critics who aren’t sold on the long term viability of the aluminum body, the concerns of the “change is bad”... General Motors has replied to the early success of the aluminum bodied 2015 Ford F150 by launching an advertising campaign that highlights the strength advantages of steel over aluminum, although that commercial really doesn’t do much good in... Based on a report from Reuters , the next generation full size trucks from General Motors will make use of aluminum body panels as well as more high strength steel – just like the F150. Investment in Flint Truck Plant. When the Ford F150 plants in Detroit and Kansas City were upgraded to build the aluminum F150, it required extensive changes to the machinery in those plants and we can expect that the same will be true when GM shifts from trucks that are... Source: