New Ford Trucks Solve Weighty Problem

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MSNBC.msn.com - July 30, 2012

Before, truck buy­ers con­cen­trated only on pay­load and tow­ing capac­ity. Not now.

The lat­est gen­er­a­tion of full-size trucks now offer high-tech, high-touch fea­tures you expect in a lux­ury car, but they still want per­for­mance. What is Ford adding to the mix to make it work?

The Detroit automaker could take things are big step fur­ther when it launches the next gen­er­a­tion of what has been, for more than a quarter-century, America’s best-selling auto­mo­tive line. The upcom­ing remake of the F-Series will report­edly make a major shift away from steel to alu­minum in a bid to shave as much as 700 pounds off the big truck’s hefty girth.

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