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Pick-up of aluminum

In January 2014 at the Detroit Motor Show the new pick-up Ford F-150 will be displayed. Its main feature — the material that was used for its production — aluminum. The company had decided to use it in this car brand. Cult pickup F-150 is very popular in the United States, is the most actively-selling compact truck. The new machine design is taken from concept pickup Atlas last year. The idea of ​​the extended use of aluminum — also there.

Due to changes in the structure and increased the proportion of aluminum in the body, this will Autonovelties 340 kilograms lighter than their predecessors. Currently, a similar truck with an engine of 3.5 liters weighs 2300 kilograms. However, as stated in Ford, you car's strength will remain the same. After all, because of her car so popular with consumers.

It was also stated that the decrease in the mass of new Forda F-150 will reduce fuel consumption and on the track. It is close to that of 7.8 liters per 100 kilometers. Recall that now the car F-150 consumes almost two liters more fuel — 10 liters per 100 kilometers. Aluminum will be present in the hood, fenders and doors of cars. It is unknown whether the new pickup saved spar frame. Also not reported, what other items will be made of aluminum. The new car is the F-150 will be available from the third quarter of 2014.

Car Efficiency will be achieved not only by reducing weight, but also thanks to a ten powertrain developed in conjunction with GM. Also it affects the efficiency of the presence of a hybrid power plant that has been created together with Toyota. This decision took the car manufacturer because of more stringent requirements for fuel efficiency in the United States. After 11 years, the level of fuel consumption should average about 4.3 liters per 100 kilometers.

Recall that the F-Series full-size pickups produced by Ford for more than sixty years. Successful was even the first car of this series. Beginning in the late forties of the last century it has been sold more than 27 million cars, and not just in America, but far beyond its borders. Already released twelve generations of Series F. The car, which will be presented in Detroit, already belongs to the thirteenth generation. Pick-up F-150 — the record for sales in the US for three decades.

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