1400. The Significance of Weight on Light Trucks


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G R Moulton: 1400. The Significance of Weight on Light Trucks. 1981.



This paper is an overview of the effects of customer requirements; Federal Safety, Exhaust Emission, Fuel Economy and Excise Tax requirements; vehicle complexity on light truck weights; and a brief outline of light truck weight control at Ford Motor Company.
Light trucks include pickups and vans; derivative vehicles such as Blazers, Broncos and Suburbans based on pickups and Club Wagons based on vans; and pickups that are passenger car derivatives such as the VW Rabbit pickup. The Ford pickup is the largest selling vehicle in the world with the Chevrolet pickup selling only a few thousand units less annually.


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