List of Ford platforms

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This List of Ford platforms is a list of automobile platforms developed by Ford Motor Company, its present-day subsidiaries (Mazda), as well as those shared from subsidiaries from the past (Mercury, Volvo, Jaguar, and Land Rover).

Table Fields:

  • Image: Photograph of a single example of each automotive platform.
  • Platform: Platform code name, linking to article (in some cases, platform articles are substituted with vehicle articles)
  • Type: Refers to types of car classification each platform vehicle falls under
  • Drive: Driven wheels in the drivetrain (front, rear, all, or four-wheel drive)
  • Production: Years produced, if not currently in production
  • Region: Primary market for platform vehicles (on a single platform, this can vary by brand and is noted)
  • Example(s): The nameplates produced on the platform
  • VIN code: code on the VIN that designates each platform variation (typically with several vehicles produced on a single platform)

Future Platform Plans[edit]

By 2014 Ford Motor Company will have all of its vehicles on its new global platforms. Doing this will cut costs by 20%. Only Ford and Lincoln will use these platforms. No other brands that Ford previously owned such as Mazda or Volvo. There are 5 Global Platforms and 4 Regional platforms. The regional platforms are only sold in some continents and not others. These platforms are:

B compact- (Global) Fiesta/Ecosport/B-Max/Transit-Courier/Ka

C compact- (Global) Focus/Escape-Kuga/C-Max/Grand-C-Max/Transit-Connect/2015 Lincoln MkC

Mid-full size- (Global) Fusion-Mondeo/Edge/S-Max/Galaxy/Lincoln MkZ

Light truck- (Global [Not North America]) Ranger/Everest

Commercial- (Global) Transit-1-ton/Transit-2-ton

Regional

D4-Explorer/Flex/Taurus/Lincoln MkS (North America, Asia, Africa)

Full Truck-F-150/Expedition/Super-Duty/F-650/F-750 (North America)

Sports- (Global) 2015 Mustang

All Ford and Lincoln Vehicles will use these platforms globally by 2014.

List[edit]

Current Ford Motor Company platforms (global)
Platform Name/Image Type Drive Production Region Example(s) VIN code
E8

2008 Ford FG Falcon XT sedan

full-size car
coupé utility
RWD 2008–present Australia Ford FG Falcon/Falcon XT/Falcon XR6/XR8
Ford FG G6/G6E/G6E Turbo
FPV FG GS/F6/GT/GT-P/GT E/F6 E
D3

2009 Lincoln MKS

FWD/AWD 1999–present
Ford, Mercury, Lincoln
  • North America
Volvo
  • Worldwide
Ford

Ford Five Hundred
Ford Freestyle
Ford Taurus X
Ford Taurus
Ford Police Interceptor (2012-on)

Lincoln

Lincoln MKS

Mercury

Mercury Montego
Mercury Sable

Volvo

Volvo S80
Volvo S60
Volvo V70
Volvo XC70
Volvo XC90

CD3

2010 Ford Fusion SEL

FWD/AWD 2003-current North America
Worldwide (Mazda)
Ford

Ford Edge
Ford Fusion (FORMERLY)

Lincoln

Lincoln MKX
Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ

Mazda

Mazda Atenza/Mazda6
Mazda CX-9

Mercury

Mercury Milan

P8
DEW98

2008 Jaguar XF

RWD

2000–present

North America (Ford/Lincoln)
Worldwide (Jaguar)
Ford

Ford Thunderbird

Jaguar

Jaguar S-Type
Jaguar XF

Lincoln

Lincoln LS

EUCD

Ford Mondeo/Fusion

mid-size FWD/AWD 2007–present
Ford
  • Worldwide including North America
Land Rover, Volvo
  • Worldwide including North America
Ford

Ford Galaxy
Ford Mondeo
Mondeo-Based Ford Fusion
Ford S-Max

Volvo

Volvo S80
Volvo S80L
Volvo V70
Volvo XC70
Volvo XC60
Volvo S60
Volvo S60L
Volvo V60

Land Rover

LR Freelander/LR2
LR Range Rover Evoque

D2C

2010 Ford Mustang GT

pony car RWD 2005–present North America (limited export worldwide) Ford Mustang
C1

Ford Focus

FWD/AWD 2003–present Worldwide
Ford

Ford C-MAX
Ford Focus (excluding North America)
(For 2012-, C1 Focus includes North America)
Ford Kuga

Mazda

Mazda Axela/Mazda3
Mazda 5
Mazda MPV

Volvo

Volvo C30
Volvo C70
Volvo S40
Volvo V50
Volvo V40

C170

Ford Focus

compact FWD 1998–2011 Worldwide North American Ford Focus P3
B3

2008 Ford Fiesta

subcompact FWD 2004–present Worldwide
Ford

Ford Fiesta

Mazda

Mazda Demio/Mazda2

Historic Ford Motor Company platforms (global)
Platform/Image Type Drive Production Region Example(s) VIN code
Panther

Ford Crown Victoria

RWD/AWD 1979–2012 North America
  • limited export worldwide
Ford

Ford LTD
Ford Country Squire
Ford Crown Victoria
Ford Police Interceptor

Mercury

Mercury Marquis
Mercury Colony Park
Mercury Marauder
Mercury Grand Marquis

Lincoln

Lincoln Continental
Lincoln Continental Mark VI
Lincoln Town Car

Ford Crown Victoria
  • P70,P71,P72
    P73,P74,P75(1992 Touring Sedan only)

Lincoln Town Car

  • M81, M82, M83, M84, M85
    M86, M87, M88, M89

Mercury Grand Marquis

  • M70, M74, M75

Mercury Marauder

  • M75, M79
EA26

Ford EL Falcon

full-size RWD 1988–1997 Australia Ford Falcon EA/EB/ED/EF/EL
EA169

2002 AU Ford Falcon

full-size RWD 1998–2008 Australia Ford AU/BA/BF Falcon/Fairmont
Ford Territory
Ford Fairlane
Ford LTD
Fox

87-88 Mercury Cougar.jpg

RWD 1978–1993 North America
Ford

Ford Fairmont
Ford Granada
Ford LTD
Ford Mustang
Ford Thunderbird

Mercury

Mercury Capri
Mercury Cougar
Mercury Marquis
Mercury Zephyr

Lincoln

Lincoln Continental
Lincoln Continental Mark VII

SN-95

Ford Mustang

pony car RWD 1994–2004 North America Ford Mustang P4
FN10

Lincoln Continental Mark VIII

personal luxury car RWD 1993–1998 North America Lincoln Mark VIII
MN12

Mercury Cougar

personal luxury car RWD 1989–1997 North America Ford Thunderbird
Mercury Cougar
D186

Ford Taurus

FWD/AWD 1986–2007 North America
Australia (Taurus)
Ford

Ford Taurus
Ford Windstar

Mercury

Mercury Sable

Lincoln

Lincoln Continental

DN5

1st-Ford-Taurus-sedan.jpg

mid-size FWD North America Ford Taurus
Mercury Sable
Lincoln Continental
P5/M5
CDW27

Ford Contour

mid-size FWD/RWD 1993–2006 Worldwide Ford Contour
Mercury Mystique
Ford Mondeo
Ford/Mercury Cougar
CDW27/CD162

Ford Mondeo Mk2

mid-size FWD 1996–2000 Worldwide (excluding North America) Ford Mondeo
CDW27/CD132

Ford Mondeo Mk3

mid-size FWD 2000–2009 Worldwide (only Jaguar in North America) Ford Mondeo
Jaguar X-Type
CT120

Ford Escort

compact FWD 1989–2002 North America Ford Escort
Mercury Tracer
CE14

1982MercuryLynx.jpg

compact FWD 1981–1994 North America Ford Escort
Ford EXP
Ford Tempo
Mercury LN7
Mercury Lynx
Mercury Topaz
CA11

Ford Laser (1985)

compact FWD

North America (Mercury)
Asia (Ford)
Oceania (Ford)
South America (Ford)
Africa (Ford)

Ford Laser
Mercury Tracer
B

Ford Fiesta

FWD 1993–2003 Worldwide (excluding North America) Ford Fiesta
Ford Ka
Ford Puma
Ford Courier
Ford Bantam
CT120

Ford Escort

compact FWD/4WD 1989–2002 North America Ford Escort
Mercury Tracer
DA

Ford Festiva

subcompact FWD 1986–1997 North America Ford Festiva
Ford Aspire
GD

Mazda 626

FWD/4WD 1988–1992 North America Ford Probe
Mazda 626
Mazda MX-6
SA30

Mercury Capri

sport compact FWD 1989–1994 Australia
North America
Ford Capri
Mercury Capri
Ford Global Truck/Van/SUV/CUV platforms (current/historic)
Platform Name/Image Type Drive Production Region Example(s) VIN code
PN105/106

2009 Ford Ranger XLT

compact pickup RWD/4WD 1983–2011 North America
South America
Ford Ranger
Mazda B-Series
R
J97M/T6

2009 Ford Ranger

compact pickup
mid-size SUV
RWD/4WD 2006–present Worldwide (excluding North America, Japan)
Ford

Ford Everest
Ford Ranger

Mazda

Mazda BT-50

P2/P3/P4

2009 Ford F-150

full-size pickup RWD/4WD 1997–present North America
Ford

Ford F-Series
Ford Super Duty

Lincoln

Lincoln Blackwood
Lincoln Mark LT

X/F/W
CD2

Japanese-specification Ford Escape

compact SUV FWD/4WD 2001–present Worldwide Ford Escape
Mazda Tribute
Mercury Mariner
U0/U9
UN46/UN105

1st-generation Ford Explorer

1991–2003 North America
  • limited export worldwide
Ford

Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer Sport
Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Mazda

Mazda Navajo

Mercury

Mercury Mountaineer

UN152

Lincoln Aviator

2002–2005 North America
  • limited export worldwide
Ford

Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Lincoln

Lincoln Aviator

Mercury

Mercury Mountaineer

U251

2010 Mercury Mountaineer

2006–2010 North America
Ford

Ford Explorer

Mercury

Mercury Mountaineer

EA169/E265

Ford Territory

RWD/AWD 2004–present Australia Ford Falcon
Ford Territory
D4

2009 Ford Flex

FWD/AWD 2005–present North America
Ford

Ford Flex
Ford Explorer (2011-on)

Lincoln

Lincoln MKT

T1

Lincoln Navigator

RWD/AWD 2007–present North America Ford Expedition
Lincoln Navigator

2005 Ford Excursion

Expanded-length SUV RWD/4WD 2000–2006 North America Ford Excursion U4
V347/V348

Ford Transit (2007)

FWD/RWD 2006–present Worldwide
  • excluding North America
Ford Transit
Ford Tourneo
V227

U.S.-market Ford Transit Connect (2010)

FWD 2003–present Worldwide
  • including North America
Ford Tourneo Connect
Ford Transit Connect
VN

2008 Ford E-350 15-passenger wagon

RWD 1975–present North America Ford Club Wagon
Ford E-Series
Ford Econoline
C/E/S
VN1

1992-1996 Ford Aerostar XLT Wagon

large minivan RWD/AWD 1986–1997 North America Ford Aerostar
V2

Mercury Monterey minivan

large minivan FWD/AWD 1999–2007 North America Ford Windstar
Ford Freestar
Mercury Monterey
A2/A5

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