Ford EUCD platform

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Ford EUCD platform
ManufacturerFord Motor Company
Volvo Cars
Also calledVolvo P24 platform
PredecessorFord D3 platform
Volvo P2 platform
ClassMidsize car
RelatedFord C1 platform

The Ford EUCD platform (for "European C/D-class") is Ford's global midsize car automobile platform. It is loosely based on Ford's compact C1 platform, but much engineering was done by Volvo Cars. 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 Mazda-designed 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.[1]

Ford will reportedly build an EUCD line at Halewood Assembly Plant for the Jaguar crossover and Land Rover Freelander.

Current models

  • 2007– Volvo S80 sedan (introduced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show)[2]
  • 2007– Ford S-MAX large MPV (introduced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show)
  • 2007– Ford Galaxy (code name CD340) large MPV (introduced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show)
  • 2007– Freelander/LR2 (code name L359) compact SUV (introduced at the 2006 London Motor Show)
  • 2007– Ford Mondeo introduced at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show
  • 2007– Volvo V70 station wagon
  • 2009– Volvo XC60 compact SUV

Future models

  • 2010– Volvo S60 compact executive car
  • 2012– Land Rover 7-seater SUV (code name L486)[3]



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)