GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A West Michigan man is one of just four people nationwide to own the new aluminum-bodied Ford F-150. He's also the only person in Michigan to buy the vehicle so far.
Jay VanderWoude bought the truck from Tony Betten & Sons Ford on Plainfield Avenue.
The 2015 F-150 is the first mass-produced truck with a military-grade aluminum alloy body.
VanderWoude says his truck will be able to handle Michigan's harsh winters.
"I think some people were kind of worried about the lightness and such," he said. "I think it was 700-750 pounds lighter and they're worried about how the four-wheel drive will work, and will it lose traction? I don't think that will be the case. It works fine. I've already had it in a little bit of snow already."
VanderWoude is the owner of Grand Rapids based East Beltline Towing.