Aluminum Durability Advantages:
1, Long lasting and rust resistant, aluminum reduces the need for rust repair and increases a vehicle's lifespan.
2,Aluminum components are strong enough to face a broad spectrum of challenges, from rugged consumer applications to tough military applications.
3,Aluminum components are typically 50% lighter, yet provide more structural stiffness than the heavier components they replace.
Aluminum Shines in Military Vehicles.
Durable aluminum is not only making strong headway in the automotive industry – it's lending its strong hand to the U.S. Army, helping protect our protectors. Aluminum played a star role in an episode of "Jay Leno's Garage" (March 2013) that featured the U.S. Army's rugged Fuel Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator (FED). The FED sports a low-weight aluminum structure, armoring, and underbody blast shield that gives troops an edge. Vehicle capability, mobility, protection and durability are increased, and a significant fuel efficiency increase over the current fleet is realized. In fact, the vehicle demonstrated 70 percent fuel efficiency improvement, which was driven primarily by integral aluminum armor/frame and powertrain components in place of steel.
Meet the World's First All-Aluminum SUV
According to Land Rover, "The all-aluminum unibody structure is 39 percent lighter than the steel body in the outgoing model. This enables a total vehicle weight savings of up to 926lbs, depending on market and specifications. This new aluminum platform delivers significant enhancements in performance and agility, along with an improvement in fuel economy and reduction in CO2 emissions. In addition to the strong and rigid aluminum body, an all-new aluminum front and rear chassis architecture has been developed and paired with a with completely re-engineered four-corner air suspension.