Ford EUCD platform

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Ford EUCD platform
2011 Ford Mondeo (MC) LX hatchback (2015-07-14) 01.jpg
Also called
  • Volvo P3 platform
Body and chassis
ClassMid-size car
RelatedFord C1 platform
Ford CD4 platform
  • I4
  • I5
  • I6
  • V8

The Ford EUCD platform (for "European Class D") is Ford's global midsize car automobile platform launched in 2006.

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 (Volvo P3 platform) and Ford's S-MAX and Galaxy 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.[2]

The Jaguar Land Rover D8 platform is a heavily modified derivative of the EUCD.


EUCD platform vehicles
Vehicle Name Image Production Bodystyle(s) Model Code Notes
Ford S-MAX Ford S-Max front 20100815.jpg 2007–2016 5-door MPV CD340
Ford Galaxy Ford Galaxy front 20080625.jpg 2007–2016 5-door MPV CD340[3]
Ford Mondeo Ford Mondeo III Turnier TDCi.JPG 2007–2014
Land Rover
2008 Land Rover Freelander HSE TD4 Automatic 2.2 Front.jpg 2007–2014 5-door SUV L359[7]
Volvo S80 Volvo S80 diesel 2400cc registered September 2013.JPG 2006–2016 4-door saloon facelift model shown
Volvo S80L Volvo S80L AS China 2014-04-14.jpg 2010–2016 4-door saloon Y483 China-only
Volvo V70 Volvo V70 D3 Linje Svart (III, Facelift) – Frontansicht, 2. Mai 2015, Düsseldorf.jpg 2007–2016 5-door estate Y285[12]
facelift model shown
Volvo XC70 Volvo XC70 D5 AWD.JPG 2008–2016 5-door estate
Volvo XC60 Volvo XC60 D5 AWD Summum (Facelift) – Frontansicht, 25. August 2013, Düsseldorf.jpg 2009–2017 5-door SUV
facelift model shown
Volvo S60 Volvo S60 Y20 facelift China 2014-04-14.jpg 2011–2018 4-door saloon
facelift model shown
Volvo S60L 2014–2018 4-door saloon
Volvo S60 Cross Country Volvo S60 Cross Country fl.jpg 2015–2018 4-door saloon
Volvo V60 Volvo V60 D5 Summum (Facelift) – Frontansicht, 12. August 2013, Düsseldorf.jpg 2011–2018 5-door estate
Volvo V60 Cross Country Volvo V60 Cross Country fr.jpg 2015–2018 5-door estate
Volvo XC90 cancelled[17] 5-door SUV Y305[18]
  • project was cancelled
  • during development

After separation from Ford, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) continued to develop the EUCD platform; deriving the heavily modified LR-MS/JLR D8 platforms from it. Variations of the D8 are used for the 2011 Range Rover Evoque, the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport and the 2017 Jaguar E-Pace.[19][20][21]

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

For the 2013MY, the Fusion mid-size (C/D) car migrated to the Ford CD4 platform, a new common global platform.[22] Its European counterpart, the Mondeo, made the transition to CD4 when the fifth generation hit the market for the 2015MY.


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