7 in 10 trucks will have aluminum bodies by 2025.
After Ford revealed its all-new aluminum-bodied F150, GM was quick to enter the lightweight pickup debate, claiming it would be following the Blue Oval in lightening the loads of the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra twins for the next generation. That trend is set to explode with consulting and research firm Ducker Worldwide reporting that 70 percent of US pickups will have aluminum bodies by 2025.
In fact, the use of aluminum will increase across the car manufacturing board, with the average amount in US vehicles set to increase from an average of 350 pounds in 2013 to 550 pounds by 2025. Hoods, doors and roofs will be the main recipient of the lightweight material. If ever there was a time to snap up some aluminum futures, it would be now.