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Ford's on pace to beat a 14-year-old record

Ford's on pace to beat a 14-year-old record.

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Aluminum prices have risen 20 percent in the last year and nearly 11 percent since Dec. 11.

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You can probably guess which vehicle is the number-one best-seller, but the rest of the results may surprise you.

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All-new pickup reigns supreme in the Lone Star State.

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A stiffer chassis and upgraded engines mean a stronger truck.

The 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty is lighter, stronger, and more powerful than before, which results in some impressive figures.

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Ford has a special sled that can exert over 5,000 pounds of resistance on a pickup truck to simulate driving up steep grades while on flat land. The Blue Oval used the device to develop the 2017 F-Series Super Duty.

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These spy shots show a comprehensive grille and headlight update under camouflage. We also expect a new diesel engine under the hood.

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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.

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Tougher, Smarter, And Up To 350 Pounds Lighter

The next F-250, F-350, and F-450 get an aluminum body, and Ford used the savings to add weight where it counts.

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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.

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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.

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Ford will cut its normal summer break in half at 16 factories in order to keep up with demand for the company's trucks, SUV, and crossovers. Workers will get one week off in late June, rather than the usual two.

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Ford might be making $13,000 or more on each F-150 that the company sells.

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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.

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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.

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Ford has trademarked the name "EcoBeast," indicating that the Blue Oval may have a serious performance application planned for its line of turbocharged engines.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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