Ford DEW platform

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The Ford DEW platform (or DEW98) is Ford Motor Company's midsize rear wheel drive automobile platform. The D/E nomenclature was meant to express an intermediate size between D and E class vehicles, while the W denoted a worldwide platform. The platform was developed by both Ford and Jaguar engineers, and debuted in the Lincoln LS sedan.

Ford's use of the platform ended in 2006, however Jaguar continues to use DEW98 even after Jaguar was sold to Tata Motors in 2008.

A less-expensive variant known as DEW Lite was originally to be used for the 2005 Ford Mustang, but the platform was significantly redesigned to become the Ford D2C platform instead.


This platform is used in the following vehicles:

Cancelled vehicles that were to use this platform: