Toyota Camry and Lexus RX Will Soon Go Aluminum?

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Or at least get some more lightweight parts.

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

Accordingto Automotive News, the next RX will receive an aluminum hood and liftgate,while the following Camry will gain a similar hood. Company representativeswere quoted as saying: "Toyota has plans to use aluminum on futurevehicles for hood, closures and parts for lightweighting. Also, we willincrease usage of mix metals and resin materials to enhance lightweightingefforts."

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