Ford V platform

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Ford V platform
Overview
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 1999–2007
Body and chassis
Class Large minivan
Layout front-wheel drive
Body style(s) 4-door minivan
5-door minivan
Vehicles Ford Freestar
Mercury Monterey
Ford Windstar
Powertrain
Engine(s) 3.0L Vulcan V6
3.8L Essex V6
3.9L Essex V6
4.2L Essex V6
Dimensions
Wheelbase 120.7 inches (1999-2003)
120.8 inches (2004-2007)
Chronology
Predecessor Ford D186 platform
Successor Ford D3 platform
Ford D4 platform

The Ford V platform is an automobile platform produced by Ford Motor Company for minivans designed in North America. Introduced for the 1999 model year, it replaced minivans designed on the Ford D186 platform (shared with the mid-size Ford Taurus). After 2007, the V platform was discontinued in favor of large CUVs based on the Ford D3 and D4 platforms.

As of the 2017 model year, the only seven-seat Ford minivan sold in North America is the long-wheelbase Ford Transit Connect wagon, which does not have a direct predecessor (although nearly matching the Freestar in wheelbase, its height, width, and length are closer to the extended-length Ford Aerostar, discontinued in 1997).

The first front-wheel drive platform designed for minivan use by Ford, the V platform includes the following vehicles: