Ford EUCD platform
|Ford EUCD platform|
|Manufacturer||Ford Motor Company|
|Also called||Volvo P3 platform|
|Body and chassis|
|Related||Ford C1 platform|
The Ford EUCD platform (for "European D-class") is Ford's global midsize car automobile platform. It is loosely based on Ford's compact Ford C1 platform. EUCD and C1 share many suspension, brake, and electrical systems.
Originally known as "C1-Plus" due to its similarity, EUCD was chosen by Ford's European operations instead of the Ford CD3 platform due to the large number of components shared with the smaller C1. Another factor was reportedly the inability of the CD3 to accept Volvo's straight-5 engines.
The first EUCD cars were introduced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show: Volvo's S80 and Ford's S-MAX and Galaxy, which share about half of their total parts, for example, the steering columns on the Galaxy, S-Max and S80 share 80 percent of their parts.
- 2007– Ford S-MAX (code name CD340) large MPV (introduced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show)
- 2007– Ford Galaxy (code name CD340) large MPV (introduced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show)
- 2007– Land Rover Freelander/LR2 (code name L359) compact SUV (introduced at the 2006 London Motor Show)
- 2007– Ford Mondeo (code name CD345) large family car (introduced at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show)
- 2007– Volvo S80 sedan (introduced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show)
- 2007– Volvo V70 station wagon
- 2008– Volvo XC70 compact SUV
- 2009– Volvo XC60 compact SUV
- 2010– Volvo S80L
- 2011– Volvo S60 compact executive car
- 2011– Volvo V60 station wagon
- 2014– Volvo S60L
Ford's new global CD-segment platform
In 2012, the Fusion mid-size (C/D) car migrated to the Ford CD4 platform, a new common global platform. Its European counterpart, the Mondeo, will also have make the transition to CD4 when its fifth generation hits the market for the 2014 model year.
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