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 Turnaround plan at Ford takes some late twists | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Ford was debating whether to shift the two models to the slightly smaller rwd platform used by the Ford Falcon in Australia.
Ford Mustang, Mercury coupe: With the success of the redesigned 2005 Mustang, the next step is to maintain a buzz for the car as it ages.
Ford Freestyle, Mercury sport wagons: Suppliers expect the current version of the Ford Freestyle sport wagon to be dropped after the 2007 model year, giving it a short three-year life cycle.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20051029/news_lz1dd29ford.html   (2311 words)

 European Ford Focus - Short Take Road Tests - Car and Driver - January 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The larger platform it is built on, dubbed C1, is shared with the Mazda 3 and Volvo S40 and V50.
Ford engineers admit that the first-generation Focus is a difficult act to follow.
Its dynamics have been praised on both sides of the Atlantic—the Focus is a five-time 10Best winner—and even in its final months of existence, it is among the bestselling cars in Europe, as it has been since its launch.
www.caranddriver.com /shortroadtests/8952/european-ford-focus.html   (864 words)

 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> C1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
C1 (protocol), a protocol for file transfer, also known as "Punter"
NRS social grade C1 for the United Kingdom is the lower middle class
In town and country planning in the UK, C1 is the code for permission to use specific land or premises for hotels
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/C1   (218 words)

 :::CARtoday.com::: - News_Headlines
The star of Ford's La Collection Focus at the Paris Motor Show is the Vignale Concept and it is said the success of the subcompact range will be crucial to future profitability of the Blue Oval’s European division.
As CARtoday.com reported recently, the new-generation Focus is the last of four cars off Ford's C1 platform… and it could be the most important, Ford of Europe chairman Lewis Booth said last week.
"Ford's market share, which has been sliding, would have gone into an almost catastrophic slide if (current) Focus hadn't been as successful as it was through the mid-part of its cycle," a UK-based automotive analyst was quoted as saying.
www.cartoday.com /content/news/print_pop.asp?id=6430   (603 words)

 C1 - Learn English Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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The Waves C1 Parametric Compander audio plugin is a dynamic equalizer that enables you to compress, expand, limit, or gate specific frequency ranges.
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learn-english-search-swicki.eurekster.com /C1   (517 words)

 C1 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
C1, an international standard paper size (648×917 mm), defined in ISO 216.
This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title.
You can find it there under the keyword C1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C1)The list of previous authors is available here: version history (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=C1andaction=history).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/C1   (239 words)

 Ford Goal To 500,000 plan
Ford and Honda have one thing in common they only have one horse the civic and the Focus.
During development the Tier 1 vendor should be encouraged to be as flexible as the assembly plants, and plan to keep up with the Demands of the plant.
Ford N.A. would be solely responsible for developing the Escape, Bronco, and Mariner off of C1 and B1.
home.att.net /~biker16/Ford_Goal_To_500k.htm   (893 words)

 La Collection Focus: Ford Chooses Paris for World Premiere of the New Ford Focus
Ford of Europe is introducing the all-new Ford Focus to the world’s media and the French public at the 2004 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris.
“It is difficult to overstate the importance to Ford of the all-new Focus,” said Lewis Booth, Chairman and CEO of Ford of Europe.
Through ingenious packaging of the components beneath, Ford has innovated in creating a very fast profile at the rear, which allows the 3-door to look believable as a coupé as well as being a full-value 5-seater — a silhouette which is shared elegantly by the 5-door model.
www.swedespeed.com /news/publish/Ford_News/printer_346.html   (3715 words)

 Moldova.org - Auto - Stiri - Mazda
The Ford Motor Company has owned 25% of Mazda since 1979, and its stake was increased to a 33.4% controlling interest in 1996 when Mazda fell into financial crisis.
Ford has based many of its models on Mazdas, such as the Probe, late model (North American) Escort and Mercury Tracer, and the co-developed Escape/Mazda Tribute.
Ford and Mazda have moved onto collaboration in a more fundamental sense, by way of platform sharing.
auto.moldova.org /auto/rom/73/154   (614 words)

 Ford Focus C Max. About Ford Focus C Max.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Ford Focus C-Max is a compact MPV designed by Ford for the European market and built since 2003.
It was the first to use the Ford C1 platform, also used by the Mk II Ford Focus, which was...
Med Ford Focus C-MAX tar Ford Focus steget in i en helt ny tid och dimension som den mest aerodynamiska av bilarna i klassen MAV (Multi Activity Vehicles), också kända som "flexibilar" Ford Focus C Max...
autoclan.com /Ford/Ford_Focus_C_Max   (377 words)

 BuffaloPundit » Automotive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Ford said it would announce details of an expanded version of its sweeping plan for overhauling the company, called the Way Forward, at 7 a.m.
For instance, the Ford Focus sold in dealers in the US is a reskinned version of the same Focus that’s been around since the late 90s.
In the meantime, the second-generation Focus, built on the Ford C1 platform, on which the Volvo S40 and Mazda3 are based, has been on European roads for about 2 or 3 years now.
buffalopundit.wnymedia.net /archives/category/automotive   (1117 words)

 To Market, to Market at After Gutenberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Ford is announcing plant closings in the United States while expanding operations in India.
Ford India may have this major new role, nonetheless, it already has a key role in the Ford Motor Company as a supplier base for Asia.
Ford India exports Ikon kits to South Africa and South America, and components are exported to China.
jcwinnie.biz /wordpress/?p=1066   (617 words)

 Fun and Function Ward's Auto World - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Ford Motor Co. and Audi AG tied for second in the world debut rankings.
Ford mixed business with pleasure by pulling the sheets off a pair of people-movers and a cabriolet.
Positioned between the Galaxy and Ford's Mondeo sedan, it is intended to appeal to those who need space for hauling people and their stuff, but don't want to sacrifice flair.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3165/is_4_42/ai_n16116824   (753 words)

 Can This Man Save The American Auto Industry?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
When Ford became chairman seven years ago and CEO two years later—the first family member to run the outfit in 19 years—plenty of critics said that any guy named Ford, especially a granola-crunching one, was a bad choice for the job.
Ford Motor is in much better shape than GM, in part because it is smaller by about one-third in the U.S. While GM is awash in red ink, Ford Motor overall is still profitable, thanks to trucks like the F-150 and its finance and global business, which includes Mazda, Volvo and Land Rover.
Ford counters that his job is to make the company as environmentally sound as possible while making a profit.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1562756/posts   (7058 words)

 Ford Fiesta ST - Forthcoming Fast Fords
Ford Cosworth cars are likely to be extreme machines designed for the track - unforgiving suspension setups, brutal power delivery and agressive styling are all expected.
Ford are aware that they will be competing with established players like the Impreza STi and Mitsubishi Evo and will be sure to deliver an awesome vehicle to regain the top spot.
Focus C-Max ST As Ford try to extend the appeal of it's ST brand, other cars in the core range could be given the Team RS treatment.
www.fordfiestast.com /forth.asp   (572 words)

 Inside Line: Mazda's China Joint Venture Stops Mazda 3 Production -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Meanwhile, production of the Focus continues at the plant, and Schirmer notes that Ford's sales in China were up in the first quarter, driven largely by the Focus's popularity there.
The Mazda 3, which like the Europe-model Focus built in China is off Ford's C1 platform, started production shortly after Mazda bought a 15-percent stake in the previous Changan Ford Automobile.
Ford intends to start building the Volvo S40, also from the same corporate platform, at the China plant this summer.
www.edmunds.com /insideline/do/News/articleId=110148   (315 words)

 Spied: 2007 Ford Focus - Car News - Car and Driver - February 2006
A rash of prototype sightings around the streets of Detroit suggests that Ford is preparing a new face for the Focus.
Judging by the horizontal grille bars and slim angular headlights residing behind the camouflage, it appears that a Fusion-inspired face may be in the cards for the next freshening of the Focus.
Whether Ford can keep Focus sales steady by tweaking the design to match the new Ford family look remains to be seen.
www.caranddriver.com /carnews/10702/spied-2007-ford-focus.html   (183 words)

 Inside Line: Geneva Show: Topless Ford Focus Not Coming to U.S. -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Ford Focus convertible, displayed at the Geneva Auto Show this week, is another off Ford's corporate C1 platform that won't come to the United States.
Ford Focus convertible has the retractable-hardtop design that is all the rage this year.
When it met with critical and popular success, it wasn't long before Ford reached an agreement with Italian firm Pininfarina to develop and contract-build the model, with the retractable-hardtop style that is so fashionable this year.
www.edmunds.com /insideline/do/News/articleId=109491   (417 words)

 Carpages.ca - 2007 Volvo C70 Preview
Having merely dipped its toes into the sports coupe industry the first time around, Volvo is now returning to the scene with the backing of a much invigorated model lineup, and with that a much sportier and stronger brand image.
To adapt the C1 platform for convertible use, Volvo's engineers carefully studied both the chassis and body in order to make the car as rigid as possible.
Having learned a lesson from the extremely flexy first generation C70, and when it comes to convertibles being flexible is not a good thing, Volvo's engineers put torsional rigidity as a high priority, by using carefully positioned braces and beams to improve the vehicle's strength.
www.carpages.ca /go/roadtest/2007_volvo_c70_preview.aspx   (1215 words)

 Freelander, index.php - Jalopnik   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The new model, with its Ford C1/P1 platform, cleaner shape, Volvo engines and (hopefully) LR3-level build quality, looks like it may just be able to cash the cheque the first generation forged and handed to a liquor-store clerk in Topeka.
For example, the original Freelander was a good idea, and had a decent enough design, but the unspeakable execution of it was redeemed only by a generous warrantee program and a large-enough pool of gullible yuppie sots.
It'll be built on a modified version of Ford's successful C1 small-car platform, will have a more spacious interior and may sport a Volvo-derived straight six.
www.jalopnik.com /cars/freelander/index.php   (913 words)

 Lutz calls GM Stupid [GM learns tough lessons in marketing strategies] - Pontiac Solstice Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
You are correct that many automakers do platform sharing (Nissan's Maxima platform is used for everything from the Altima to the 350Z to the Infiniti FX SUVs), but few badge engineer on the scale of GM/Ford.
I understand the difference, but the problem is that it can be a fine line, and most people equate platform sharing to badge engineering IF they know two cars are on the same platform.
C1 Platform = Ford Focus(Europe) / Mazda 3 / Mazda 5 / Volvo S40 / and a few new variants are on the way.
www.solsticeforum.com /forum/showthread.php?t=13795   (3532 words)

 Ford Focus 2005 release date - CarSpace Automotive Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Although Ford Motor Co. wants to develop more cars and trucks from global platforms, it’s making an exception for the next-generation Ford Focus.
The current North American Foci have the same gas engines that will be available on the C1 Focus when it come out in Europe later this year, so this wouldn't necessarily rule out a common rail diesel for the US focus once low sulfur diesel becomes avilaable nationwide.
What I don't understand is that since the C1 Focus is already derived from the C170 platform, but with a number of enhancements,e.g.
townhall-talk.edmunds.com /direct/view/.ef2656e/27   (819 words)

 The Truth About Cars | Preview: Volvo XC60
Codenamed Y278, the XC60 shares Ford’s C1 platform and major components (including an optional Haldex four wheel-drive system) with the new Volvo V70 and Land Rover’s forthcoming Freelander 2.
As most anyone reading this knows, the underpinnings of the S40 are shared with fellow Ford siblings, the European Focus and the Mazda 3.
Fortunately Ford does not seem to be intent on ruining Volvo.
www.thetruthaboutcars.com /?p=2462   (2302 words)

 Mazdaspeed 3 WHP dyno results are in - its over rated - Page 3 - SRTforums.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Ford Motor Company had owned 15% of Mazda, and its stake was increased to a 33.4% controlling interest in 1996 when Mazda fell into financial crisis.
Ford executive Mark Fields is credited with Mazda's turnaround.
Ford controlling interest and a platform designed by volvo.
www.srtforums.com /forums/showthread.php?p=3995683#post3995683   (2010 words)

 Ford Focus C1 in NA Petition
We the consumer would like for Ford Motor Company to provide us with a Ford Focus equal to or similar to the Ford Focus of Europe.
On the same note we would also like the Focus to be switched over to the growing C1 platform...why are we still stuck on the C170 platform when the European Focus has the C1 platform.
The Ford Focus C1 in NA Petition to Ford Motor Company USA was created by and written by Lucas Wong (ouikikurazz@si.rr.com).
www.petitiononline.com /focususa/petition.html   (288 words)

It replaces (and is loosely based on) Ford's C170 platform and Mazda's BJ platform.
The C1 platform debuted with the European Ford Focus C-Max MPV in early 2004.
The platform is designed for either front- or all wheel drive.
www.mazda3forums.com /index.php?topic=44895.new   (994 words)

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