Ford has really been betting on their extensive use of aluminum in their new line of trucks as their selling point for the future, mainly with the F150.
The F150 revolutionized the pickup segment by smashing pessimism of skeptics with the next generation all-aluminum bodied model. And to keep the ball rolling, Ford may be introducing aluminum body technology on the new Explorer and Expedition.
After speaking with “company insiders,” Edmunds got the scoop on these rumors. This could allow the Explorer and Expedition to benefit from serious weight reductions. As an example and trendsetter, the F150 loses a hefty 700lbs with the new body.
Nothing has been confirmed, and Ford is currently still deciding if an aluminum body for the Explorer and Expedition is feasible.