Ford C1 platform
The Ford C1 platform
(for "compact class
") is Ford
's global compact car automobile platform
. It replaces Ford 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 the Ford development center at Europe Cologne, Germany, as the "C Technologies Program". It was said to be one of the largest platform programs in history at that time. The Ford Focus, Volvo S40 and V50, and Mazda3 (BK & BL) share about 60 percent of their parts and components. Thirty engineers each from Ford, Mazda, and Volvo worked in Cologne for two years to combine the compact car engineering for all three automakers under the direction of Ford Director of C Technologies Derrick Kuzak, Ford of Europe vice president of product development.
The C1 platform has been stretched creating the EUCD for use in future Volvo vehicles.
Among all of the cars, the floorpan is different, but the front- and rear-subframes, suspension, steering, braking, safety, and some electrical components are shared.
Vehicles using this platform include the following:
The C1 platform has been replaced by the Global C platform (or C-car) and combines three previous platforms as part of Ford's "One Ford" efficiency drive.
Ford global C platform vehicles:
Vehicles partially based on global C platform:
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