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How Are Pickups Shedding Weight?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Lighter vehicles mean better fuel economy, so since the 1975 enactment of federally mandated corporate average fuel economy standards, all vehicles — pickup trucks included — have gone on a long-term diet, shedding weight with each redesign. Besides helping the environment by reducing oil consumption, lighter vehicles also are easier to stop, accelerate and turn. Pickup trucks included. So how have truckmakers helped pickups lose weight over the years?

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