Today, the use of aluminum in automobile frames & body components is
becoming increasingly widespread, as
US manufacturers adapt to meet new federal fuel economy regulations.
While aluminum is not new to the automotive industry
(Audi has used aluminum heavily since the mid 90’s),
the use of aluminum is quickly being adopted by a wider variety of manufacturers.
For example, the body components of the 2014 Ford F-150 pickup truck
will be made almost entirely from aluminum.