Ford's F-150 pickup truck has been the best selling vehicle in the United States for 28 years -- and the best selling truck for 33 years.
And the truck is Ford's most profitable vehicle, according to analysts.
So there were some raised eyebrows when Ford announced it would make the next F-150 with a mostly aluminum body, instead of steel.
"Will it be as safe?" some wondered.
The answer, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, is an unequivocal "yes."