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Is the auto industry ready for the aluminum revolution?


While the fact that a vehicle can have aluminum body has come to widespread attention ever since Ford announced that its best-selling F-150 truck has switched to the lightweight metal, the list is a little larger than you may guess. On the list sit Audi models (the A8, which debuted back in 1994 was notable for being first mass-market car with ...
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