Aluminum-bodied Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra
It is reported that General Motors plans to release next generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra with aluminum body. The automaker has signed agreements for aluminum the supply with Alcoa Inc and Novelis Inc. The companies start to increase their production to meet the demand.
Despite the fact that the production of aluminum Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra is scheduled only for 2018, signing contracts is important for the automakers, because good aluminum sheet for automotive bodies is in great demand.
There is no information concerning the weight that aluminum Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra will lose. However, aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 weighs up to 317 kg less than its predecessor.