Ford says aluminum passed sturdiness tests

|About: Ford Motor Company (F)|By:, SA News Editor

Ford (F -0.2%) says it gave some customers a test version of its upcoming aluminum F-150 years in advance of the launch in order to gauge response.

The automaker says the aluminum trucks showed ruggedness and sturdiness for drivers workers in gold mining, construction, and utilities - even with the loss of 700 pounds.

Ford's F-150 aluminum launch will be one of the most closely-watched stories in the automobile industry this year.

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