Ford DEW platform
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.
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.
This platform was used in these vehicles:
- 2000–2008 Jaguar S-Type
- 2000–2006 Lincoln LS
- 2002–2005 Ford Thunderbird
- 2008–2015 Jaguar XF
Cancelled vehicles that were to use this platform:
- 2004 Ford Fairlane
- 2004 Lincoln D310 - became the CD3-based Lincoln Zephyr
- 2005 Ford Mustang - used the D2C platform instead
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