Ford EUCD platform

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Ford EUCD platform
2011 Ford Mondeo (MC) LX hatchback (2015-07-14) 01.jpg
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Land Rover
Volvo Cars
Also called Volvo P3 platform
Production 2006–present
Assembly Ford:
Genk, Belgium
Torslanda, Sweden
Land Rover:
Halewood, UK
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size car
Layout Front engine
front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive
Related Ford C1 platform
Engine(s) I4
Transmission(s) 5-speed manual,
6-speed manual,
6-speed automatic,
8-speed automatic,
9-speed automatic
Predecessor Ford:
Ford CD132 platform
Volvo P2 platform
Successor Ford:
Ford CD4 platform
Volvo SPA platform

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


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.[9]

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.[10] Its European counterpart, the Mondeo, made the transition to CD4 when the fifth generation hit the market for the 2015MY.



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  8. ^ First Images of the New Volvo S60 Sedan, November 10, 2009
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