ANALYSIS-Automakers race to trim weight, keep trucks brawny

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* Pickup trucks due for costly overhaul this decade * Consumers likely to bear brunt of cost increases * Fuel economy standards could cost trucks market share By Deepa Seetharaman DETROIT, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Major automakers are scrambling to strip hundreds of pounds off future pickup trucks in an effort to meet new U.S. standards for fuel economy without sacrificing strength or towing capability. The new mandates take effect in 2016, giving automakers such as Ford and General ...

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