Ford CD3 platform

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Note: there is also a Ford D3 platform used in Europe
Ford CD3 platform
ManufacturerFord Motor Company
Also calledMazda GG/GY platform
PredecessorFord CDW27 platform
Mazda G platform
ClassMidsize (C/D) platform
RelatedFord V2 platform
ManualsService Manual

The Ford CD3 platform (for "C/D-class") is a Ford global midsize car automobile platform. It was designed by Mazda in association with Ford and debuted with the Mazda 6 sedan in early 2003. Mazda refers to the CD3 platform as GG/GY. The platform is designed for either front or all-wheel drive. Ford also plans to add a Hybrid powertrain on the platform, and the 2009 minivan V2 platform will use the CD3 as its base.

This platform, developed in Japan by Mazda, is primarily for the North American market. Although there has been many vehicles on the platform, only the Mazda6/Atenza is sold widely outside North America. Ford reportedly spent just US$1,000,000,000 on development of all CD3 models, which is about what the company would have spent on each model if they were developed independently.

Vehicles currently using this platform include the following:

Cancelled CD3 products:

CD3 2

The CD3 platform was redesigned for the 2009 Mazda 6 replacement.

The CD3 2 platform is expected to be phased out early next decade and give way to either the Ford EUCD platform currently used under the Ford Mondeo in Europe or more likely by the EUCD2 as Ford aligns its global product architecture. The next generation of Fusion, Edge, MKX and MKZ debuting in 2012-2013 are expected to be built on this platform.


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)