Ford Fox platform

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Ford Fox platform
ManufacturerFord Motor Company
Production1978–2004
SuccessorFord SN-95 platform
Ford D2C platform
Ford MN12 platform
Ford D186 platform
Ford CE14 platform
ClassCompact
Midsize
LayoutFR
Body style(s)2-door convertible
2-door coupe
3-door hatchback
4-door sedan
4-door station wagon
VehiclesFord Fairmont
Ford Granada
Ford LTD
Ford Mustang
Ford Thunderbird
Lincoln Continental
Lincoln Mark VII
Mercury Capri
Mercury Cougar
Mercury Marquis
Mercury Zephyr
1988 Fox body Mustang

The Ford Fox platform was a rear wheel drive, unibody automobile architecture that Ford used for 26 years in the North American market. It was designed to be relatively lightweight and simple, in keeping with the general downsizing of Detroit designs in the late 1970s.

Its initial appearance was in the compact car class, when the Ford Fairmont and Mercury Zephyr appeared in 1978. Eventually, a wide range of Ford models in several market segments would be built off it, with multiple bodystyles and powertrains.

Vehicles using this platform:

SN-95

The Ford Fox Mustang was redesigned in 1994 under the program code name SN-95. This version was wider and approximately 60% of the parts were redesigned. The Fox saw gradually decreasing use as more Ford products went to front wheel drive. It finally ended production with the last 2004 Mustang. This platform was replaced for the 2005 Mustang (code named S-197), with the new Ford D2C platform.

Vehicles using this platform:

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Current Ford platforms
B3 (subcompact FWD) · C1 (compact car FWD) · CD2 (compact SUV FWD/AWD)

CD3 (mid-size car FWD/AWD) · D3 (full-size car FWD/AWD) · EUCD (mid-size car FWD/AWD)
D2C (sports car RWD) · P2/P3 (full-size car pickup) · U2/U3 (mid-size SUV)
T1 (full-size SUV) · V2 (minivan) · VN (full-size van)
DEW98 (mid-size car RWD) · Panther (full-size car RWD) · VH (sports car RWD)

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