A recent report in American Metal Market (AMM) suggests that Ford Motor Co.'s first foray into a fully aluminum-bodied passenger-car will be undertaken with the Jaguar nameplate. AMM reports that Ford is underway with two programs for aluminum-bodied Jaguars for production in 2003; one is a sedan, the other a sports car. The industry magazine cites Ford sources as saying the new Jaguars will feature aluminum closure panels in addition to fully aluminum bodies-in-white. Aluminum also can ...

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