Ford C1 platform
|Manufacturer||Ford Motor Company|
|Also called||Volvo P1 platform|
|Predecessor||Ford C170 platform|
Mazda BJ platform
|Related||Ford EUCD platform|
The Ford C1 platform (for "Compact-class") is Ford's global compact car automobile platform. It replaces Ford's C170 platform and Mazda's BJ platform. The C1 platform debuted with the European Ford Focus C-Max compact MPV in early 2004. The platform is designed for either front- or all wheel drive.
The C platform was designed in Cologne, Germany, as the “C Technologies Program.” Thirty engineers each from Mazda, Ford, and Volvo worked to combine the compact car engineering from all three automakers. This is especially beneficial as each manufacturer involved assisted in certain areas that they are well known for, Volvo with safety, Mazda with body rigidity, and Ford with handling.
Vehicles currently using this platform include the following:
- 2003 – Ford Focus C-Max (C214), first European vehicle on this platform
- 2004 – Mazda 3 (BK)
- 2005 – Ford Focus (International) (C307), (the American Focus continues on the old C170 platform through to 2009)
- 2004 – Volvo S40 sedan (P11)
- 2004 – Volvo V50 station wagon (P12)
- 2006 – Mazda 5
- 2006 – Volvo C70 coupe/convertible (P15)
- 2007 – Volvo C30 (P14)
- 2008 – Ford Kuga (C394)
Future C1 vehicles:
- "C Technologies: Common parts mean compromise for Ford, Volvo, Mazda". AutoWeek. http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2003303250702. Retrieved on 2003.
|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)