Some things you can always count on. The other line always moves faster. The Oscars always run late. Your fingers. But that list is getting shorter. The day is coming when pickup trucks no longer will be body-on-frame vehicles. Not small pickups, anyway. As auto makers ponder weight-reduction strategies in a bid to comply with 2020’s 35-mpg (6.7 L/100 km) fleet fuel-economy mandate, consumers are anxiously seeking new ways to stretch their gasoline dollar – preferably without ...

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