no doubt the issues arising from the pinto rear-end collisions were horrible. But the article you cite and most others are hyperbole. Go back and read it again. All the claims are referencing an acknowledged "left-wing" magazine (their words, not mine). "... according to Mother Jones.', "... the magazine said...', "...Mother Jones asserted.', etc. Be careful. Don't believe the hype. There is too much BS out there propagated by biased people or organizations. We need to focus on facts for the conversations to be relevant.
where does that article state aluminum is easier to recycle than anything (let alone steel)? It simply says aluminum recycle is good. Of course its good. So is all recycling rather than consuming additional natural resources. The point is, material of construction should not be dependent on any one issue. There is no "one size fits all", it depends on the application, the market, safety concerns, the cost of materials, etc. Any design that favors a single material of construction just for the sake of doing it isn't practical. Its a concept car. That's it.
He also tweeted that truck news coming later this week (be funny if it's announced Thursday as a way to deflect from the new Corvette reveal. ). So I'm guessing it's announcement of whatever that truck is in the video that was posted. Looks odd to see cab with a very tiny bed for a unibody pickup if that's what it is. The sketches shown in the video shows that the vehicle will have F-150's door with how the mirror is placed and the lower window line slopes down towards the mirror. I thought the upcoming unibody pickup would be 4-door with pickup bed (Escape-based) but 2-door as shown under sheet is surprising to me. Possibly something entirely different as I couldn't understand the audio in the video as it was coming garbled to me on my computer.
Since current Ranger was requested now, it will probably run longer and maybe 9-12 months after NG Global Ranger...
If indeed there is a Bronco Pick Up, then it would be a late inclusion and not necessarily part of originally planned project,
maybe something handled by or at least project managed by North America (cough, Bronco Raptor)
The cut up Colorado mule was interesting but I question the wisdom of leaping to that being a Bronco whatever
based on a Watts Link SRA...when clearly that mule has five wheel lugs, not six like T6 vehicles.
Is GM planning something on perhaps RWD Unitary?