Next Chevrolet Silverado to have aluminum body, too?

Rumour has it that General Motors is pushing hard to design an aluminum-bodied Chevrolet Silverado by 2018 in an effort to meet increasingly stringent fuel economy standards and strike back at the new 2015 Ford F-150, whose aluminum body has contributed to a 700lb weight saving.

Under new agreements, GM will receive a stock of aluminum sheets from Alcoa and Novelis, which are currently working to increase their production.

Aluminum sheets for automotive bodies are in such high demand that companies need to order them years in advance.


2014 Chevrolet Silverado

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