But unlike Ford, GM won’t go into aluminum, company CEO Mark Reuss told Automobile Magazine in a recent interview. “If I was in Ford’s shoes [aluminum] would be one way to solve an equation on a line that doesn’t get any better from a CAFE and grams of CO2 standpoint. That’s one way to solve it,” he said.
“We’re doing this in a different way, creating models that are different in size [the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon] , and therefore we’ll get even more mass savings [than Ford]. We’ll also have different powertrains than what they will have in their big truck. We’ve got two platforms that we can be pretty agile with. We will never be done with improving these trucks from CAFE, mass and performance standpoints,” Reuss added.
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