Ford DEW platform

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The Ford DEW platform (or DEW98) is Ford Motor Company's midsized 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.[1][2]

Ford's use of the platform ended in 2006, but Jaguar continued to use DEW98 after Jaguar was sold to Tata Motors in 2008. Jaguar's use of the platform ended in 2015, with the introduction of the second-generation XF model, built on the Jaguar iQ[Al] modular platform.[3]

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.[4]


This platform was used in these vehicles:

Cancelled vehicles that were to use this platform:


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  2. ^ a b c Connelly, Mary (7 August 1999). "New Blood Brings Pulse Of Change". Boca Raton News. p. RR11. 
  3. ^ Fung, Derek (26 March 2015). "2016 Jaguar XF revealed". caradvice. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  4. ^ a b DeLorenzo, Matt (2004). Mustang 2005: A New Breed of Pony Car. Motorbooks International. p. 22. ISBN 978-0760320396. 
  5. ^ Institute of the Motor Industry (1996). "The Yanks are Coming". Motor Industry Management: Journal of the Institute of the Motor Industry.