The new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler now features lightweight, high-strength Novelis aluminum for closures. This includes parts of the doors, fenders, swing gate and windshield surround. By reducing weight and boosting fuel economy, aluminum helps make it the most capable and fuel efficient Wrangler ever produced by FCA US LLC. The all-new model is 200 pounds lighter than the previous steel version, and gas mileage is expected to rise by three miles per gallon, according to the automaker. By incorporating aluminum into this design, FCA US joins a number of automakers that are turning to aluminum for the benefits they see […]
Last month, Ford Motor Company debuted the industry’s first aluminum-body SUV with the 2018 Ford Expedition. Novelis is proud to supply material for the high-strength aluminum-alloy body, and has helped create a weight savings of 300 pounds. With the help of aluminum, automakers can develop safer, stronger and more durable vehicles. I recently sat down with Jeff Gilbert of WWJ-AM Newsradio to discuss Novelis’ contributions and the overall benefits of incorporating aluminum into vehicle design. Listen in on our conversation here.