Ford EUCD platform

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Ford EUCD platform
Ford Mondeo Facelift 2010.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Also called Volvo P3 platform
Production 2007–present
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size car
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.[1]

Current models[edit]

The Range Rover Evoque (code name L538), which was launched in 2011, uses a platform called LR-MS, which is loosely based on the EUCD platform.[4]

Ford's new global CD-segment platform[edit]

In 2012, the Fusion mid-size (C/D) car migrated to the Ford CD4 platform, a new common global platform.[5] 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.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Wim Oude Weernink and Bradford Wernle. "Building Blocks: Ford learns a lesson from Lego". AutoWeek. Retrieved March 30, 2006. 
  2. ^ Swiss Bliss, Ward's Auto World, March 1, 2006]
  3. ^ First Images of the New Volvo S60 Sedan Swedespeed.com, November 10, 2009
  4. ^ Bickerstaffe, Simon (11 May 2011). "Range Rover Evoque". European Automotive Engineers Cooperation (EAEC). Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  5. ^ http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=30791