In order to maintain the competitiveness of its products, and at the same time have a good entry point in energy-saving and environmentally-friendly design and cost control, GM Auto recently introduced two aluminum alloy manufacturers in the United States, Alcoa and Canada. Norfoss aluminum manufacturers signed a cooperation contract, in the hope that the future of new car replacement research and development can be based on lightweight and environmentally friendly design concepts.
2015 Ford F-150
In recent years, due to the unique rigidity and toughness of aluminum alloys, especially aluminum-magnesium alloys, coupled with its lightweight features, and the good cold-working properties and unique aesthetics of the materials themselves, they are becoming more and more widely used. The application of the car industry is over. This has become the second largest new vehicle material after the current carbon fiber material. Many super sports cars also take advantage of the excellent performance of aluminum alloys in terms of lightweight and high-strength balance points.
2014 Chevrolet (CHEVROLET) Silverado
Ford's new F-150 pickup truck, which was just unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, is actively using aluminum alloy materials to achieve the final performance improvement in fuel consumption, braking, acceleration and load-bearing performance. The vehicle is 318 kg less than the previous generation, becoming F- 150 has the most balanced model ever. At the same time, in addition to Ford, its GM Auto, the largest competitor in the US market, also announced that it will use as much aluminum alloy as possible on the next generation of Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Find the best balance point for fuel efficiency and body rigidity.
2014 GMC Sierra
However, in view of the fact that Silverado and Sierra just released a new car at the Detroit Auto Show last year, it is estimated that these aluminum alloy replacement models will not be officially released until 2016 after the new car planning cycle. (compile /xiaoqqq)
Source: Sina Auto http://auto.sina.com.cn/