Report: No aluminum for Chrysler Ram before 2020

|By:, SA News Editor

Chrysler (OTCPK:FIATY) doesn't plan on using aluminum in its Ram pickup line before 2020, according to Reuters.

The strategy gives the Ram brand a potential selling point over the Ford (NYSE:F) F-series on the "toughness" perception, although the new lighter aluminum-bodied pickups from rivals will feature better fuel economy.

Ram sales in the U.S. are up 19% YTD.