Toyota Camry and Lexus RX Will Soon Go Aluminum?

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Or at least get some more lightweight parts.

As with other advancements that launch at the top of the auto spectrum and slowly trickle their way down to where the rest of us live, breath and drive, aluminum is slowly becoming the aspiration material for future cars and trucks. Following the 2015 Ford F-150, it seems that Toyota will soon also be going down the aluminum road. The first models to benefit from this new addition, at least in some of their parts, will be the 2016 Lexus RX and the 2018 Toyota Camry.

According to Automotive News, the next RX will receive an aluminum hood and liftgate, while the following Camry will gain a similar hood. Company representatives were quoted as saying: "Toyota has plans to use aluminum on future vehicles for hood, closures and parts for lightweighting. Also, we will increase usage of mix metals and resin materials to enhance lightweighting efforts."

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