Aluminum prices have risen 20 percent in the last year and nearly 11 percent since Dec. 11.
Ford F Series
You can probably guess which vehicle is the number-one best-seller, but the rest of the results may surprise you.
All-new pickup reigns supreme in the Lone Star State.
The 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty is lighter, stronger, and more powerful than before, which results in some impressive figures.
These spy shots show a comprehensive grille and headlight update under camouflage. We also expect a new diesel engine under the hood.
Buying a turbocharged 2017 F-150? Plan on getting start-stop technology as standard for a small improvement in the hulking truck's fuel economy.
The next F-250, F-350, and F-450 get an aluminum body, and Ford used the savings to add weight where it counts.
Ford is giving fans a tour of F-Series history with a well-executed website that goes through every major change to the venerable pickup truck. The vintage advertising is especially cool.
Is $62,000 too much for a pickup truck? Ford will ask consumers that very question, when it releases the luxurious 2016 F-150 Limited.
Ford might be making $13,000 or more on each F-150 that the company sells.
Have a job to do that you may need to warn others about? Ford is offering optional amber LED emergency strobe lights on its F-Series Super Duty trucks.
A Ford F-150 driver played the good Samaritan in snow-covered Chicago, helping dislodge a large semi and its trailer from its frosty trap.
Now there's an attention-grabbing headline, eh? Although the answer to the riddle - pickup trucks and SUVs - might be somehow deflating, the numbers involved deserve a going over. According to TrueCar's figures (click on the table to enlarge), six of the year's ten best-selling vehicles in the US that sell for a transaction price above $50,000 are body-on-frame, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the only foreigner to crack the top five.
The pickup market is so competitive that all three major American makers are constantly trying to find a way to prove their product is the best. The new 2015 Ford F-150 is grabbing headlines at the moment by winning awards and posting segment best numbers. But in a new video, Chevrolet is taking aim squarely at the 2015 F-250 Super Duty in a battle of heavy-duty truck supremacy against the 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD... well, in a single metric anyway.
While we are set to drive the new, 2015 Ford F-150 in the coming days, there's a big piece of news on the latest-generation of the Blue Oval's bread-and-butter pickup coming out of Dearborn, and it focuses on the truck's hauling and towing abilities.
Ford is inching towards the on-sale date for the eagerly anticipated, aluminum F-150 pickup. While we're preparing to drive the new truck (expect our take on it sooner rather than later), the best-seller has reached another, albeit more minor, milestone as its online configurator has officially been switched on.