Ford D3 platform
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|Ford D3 Platform|
Lincoln MKS, current flagship model of Lincoln division
|Manufacturer||Ford Motor Company|
|Also called||Volvo P2 platform|
|Production||Volvo P2: 1998-present
Ford D3: 2005–present
|Assembly||Ford: Chicago, Illinois (Chicago Assembly)
Volvo: Torslanda, Sweden (Torslandaverken)
|Body and chassis|
Full-size luxury car
|Layout||Front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive|
|Body style(s)||4-door Sedan
5-door Station wagon
5-door Full-size CUV
5-door Mid-size SUV
|Related||Ford D4 platform|
|Predecessor||Volvo 900 Series
Ford Panther platform
Ford D186 platform
|Successor||Volvo Y20 platform|
The Ford D3 platform (called P2 by Volvo) is a Ford global full-size car automobile platform. It was designed by Volvo before its 1999 acquisition by Ford, debuting with the 1998 Volvo S80. The platform is designed for either front- or all wheel drive on a variety of wheelbases.
Ford's D3 platform is slightly different from Volvo's original P2. For example, D3 features steel suspension arms, rather than aluminum, and other material cost-saving measures. Volvo developed the P2 on several wheelbases, as opposed to the use of a common wheelbase among all versions of the Ford D3 chassis.
D4 is a revision of D3 created to underpin crossover SUVs. It forms the basis of the Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT; in 2011, the Ford Explorer moved from a body-on-frame chassis to the D4 unibody platform. The D4 uses several different wheelbases and the Lincoln MKT is designed for livery use as a stretch limousine.
|Vehicle Name||Image||Production||Bodystyle(s)||Model Code||Notes|
|P2 platform vehicles (Volvo)|
|Volvo S80||1998-2006||4-door sedan||P23|
|Volvo S60||2000-2009||4-door sedan||P24|
||2000-2007||5-door station wagon||P26E
|All-wheel drive versions marketed as XC70 (V70 XC before 2004)|
|Volvo XC90||2003–2014||5-door crossover SUV||P28|
|Volvo XC Classic||2015–present||5-door crossover SUV|
|D3 platform vehicles (Ford, Lincoln-Mercury)|
|Ford Five Hundred
|2005-2007 (Five Hundred)
|4-door sedan||D258||Five Hundred re-branded as Taurus in 2008|
|Ford Taurus||2010–present||4-door sedan||Also branded as Ford Police Interceptor Sedan|
Ford Taurus X
2008-2009 (Taurus X)
|5-door crossover SUV||D219||Freestyle re-branded as Taurus X in 2008.|
|4-door sedan||D333||Montego re-branded as Sable in 2008.
2008 Sable was the last new car design introduced by Mercury brand.
|Lincoln MKS||2009–present||4-door sedan||D385|
|D4-platform vehicles (Ford, Lincoln)|
|Ford Flex||2009–present||5-door crossover SUV||D471||Replaced Ford Taurus X|
|Lincoln MKT||2010–present||5-door crossover SUV||D472||Livery version branded as MKT Town Car.|
|Ford Explorer||2011–present||5-door crossover SUV||U502||First version of the Explorer built with unibody construction.
Also branded as Ford Police Interceptor Utility.