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  Ford Future   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
To understand how Ford Motor Company is going to turn the platform of the Mazda 6 midsize sedan into a bunch of new models bearing Ford, Mercury and Lincoln nameplates, the Dearborn-based automaker suggests you think of a Rubik's Cube.
Ford seems destined to fall somewhere in between these two extremes with its CD3 platform, since it does not have the flexibility of a GM architecture and is not supposed to have the sameness of European-market VW products, or so it promises.
However, the CD3 platform serves the company, Ford is lucky to have it at all, since it's going to allow it to build new products for a fraction of what it would have cost the carmaker under the old system.
www.edmunds.com /advice/specialreports/articles/102021/article.html   (1031 words)

  
 Mazda G platform   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Ford has adopted the GG version of this platform as its global CD3 platform.
Rather, a new model (the Mazda Cronos) was introduced alongside the Capella, which continued on with the GC platform until 1993 and was then moved to the CG platform for 1994 through 1997.
The new GG platform was used by Mazda parent, Ford, as the basis for their global Ford CD3 platform.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/M/Mazda-G-platform.htm   (405 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Ford CD3 platform
Ford also plans to add a Hybrid powertrain on the platform, and the 2009 minivan V2 platform will use CD3 as its base.
Ford insiders claim that this platform, developed in Japan by Mazda, is primarily for the North American market.
Ford reportedly spent just US$ 1,000,000,000 on development of all ten CD3 models, which is about what the company would have spent on each model if they were developed independently.
all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/CD3   (393 words)

  
 Ford CD3 platform
It was designed by Mazda in association with Ford and debuted with the Mazda Mazda6 sedan in early 2004.
The platform is designed for either front- or all wheel drive.
Ford also plans to add a Hybrid powertrain on the platform.
pedia.newsfilter.co.uk /wikipedia/f/fo/ford_cd3_platform.html   (92 words)

  
 Ford's future partly based on foreign platforms | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Ford Fusion, Lincoln Zephyr, Mercury: Three sedans –; a Ford, Mercury and Lincoln –; derived from the Mazda6 front-wheel-drive platform are scheduled to debut for the 2006 model year.
Ford is updating the front-end styling to reflect the three-bar grille being adopted as the face of Ford.
Ford is redesigning the Expedition and Navigator for the 2007 model year, shifting both vehicles to its T1 platform, which will be shared with the next-generation F-150 pickup.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20041030/news_mz1d30foreig.html   (2492 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Auto Alliance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
AAI later produced the Mazda MX-6, Ford Probe, and Mazda 626.
Ford bought 50% of the plant back, and it built the Ford Mondeo -derived Mercury Cougar.
Ford CD3 platform - Ford's version of the Mazda G is called CD3
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Auto-Alliance   (189 words)

  
 Ford CDW27 platform
The CDW27 Platform was Ford 's midsize car automobile platform from the late 1990s.
It was used in the Ford Contour, Mercury Mystique, and Mercury Cougar.
A descendant of this platform is used in the European Ford Mondeo and Jaguar X-Type.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/f/fo/ford_cdw27_platform.html   (112 words)

  
 FordForums - USA:Ford developing two new sedans to help freshen Lincoln lineup   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Ford Motor Co. is expected to begin building two all-new Lincoln sedans in Atlanta within the next four years, casting more doubt on the future of the automaker’s sprawling Wixom plant and the 2,300 workers on the job there.
Ford is also developing a manufacturing park for suppliers near the Atlanta plant with the help of state and local leaders.
Ford is reducing North American capacity to 4.8 million units from 5.7 million units as part of a turnaround plan unveiled in January 2002.
www.fordforums.com /showthread.php?t=73578   (1855 words)

  
 Ford Fusion
The Ford Fusion is a midsize car based on Ford Motor Company 's CD3 platform.
Ford sells a different vehicle called the Ford Fusion, a small station wagon based on the Ford Fiesta, in Europe.
The car was going to be called the Ford Futura, but Ford lost a trademark lawsuit to the Pep Boys auto parts store, which has a line of tires under the Futura brand.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/ford_fusion   (198 words)

  
 ford - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about ford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Ford also owns the Hertz Corporation, the world's largest car rental company, and 33.4% of the Mazda Motor Corporation.
Ford was founded in 1903 in Detroit, Michigan, by Henry Ford.
When the replacement for the Model T car was introduced in 1928, Ford renamed it the Model A. Ford purchased the Lincoln Motor Company in 1922, and the Mercury line began in 1938.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Ford   (346 words)

  
 Ford D3 platform - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
It was designed by Volvo in association with Ford and debuted with the Volvo S80 sedan in early 2002.
The platform is designed for either front- or all wheel drive with an extended wheelbase option.
Ford's D3 vehicles are built in Chicago, Illinois and Atlanta, Georgia.
www.free-definition.com /Ford-D3-platform.html   (202 words)

  
 CheersandGears.com Forums -> Mazda platform ditched
Ford says the mid-size platform cannot meet the performance requirements of the PAG brands, according to Automotive News.
The size of the EUCD platform is nearly identical to that of the existing $1 billion Mazda6-based platform, called CD3.
Ford's decisions kill me....all these platforms at a time when car companies are supposed to be finding ways to use less, they now have three intermediate platforms worldwide.
www.cheersandgears.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=17207   (1224 words)

  
 2006 Ford Fusion Review, Prices, Photos: New Car Test Drive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Fusion is built on what Ford calls the CD3 platform, what the rest of the world calls the Mazda 6 architecture.
Ford says that Fusion is the first of what will eventually be as many as 10 variants on this platform, some longer, some wider, but all based on the same set of parts.
Ford says that the Fusion will be larger, roomier and more comfortable for more Americans than most cars in its size and price class, and will offer more interior style, including leather upholstery.
www.newcartestdrive.com /sneakpreview.cfm?Vehicle=2006_Ford_Fusion&ReviewID=70   (339 words)

  
 GlobalAuto.Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Ford is also expected to use CD3 for the replacements for its Freestar and Mercury Monterey vans, which are likely to arrive as 2008 models.
Ford is calling the GR-1 a "giant leap" forward from the Shelby Cobra, which makes it sound as if it has a better chance of reaching production.
Ford says it has a list of potential new names for its midsize, and officials point out that its alliterative naming strategy (a bunch of Ford nameplates that start with "F") has been well-received so far.
www.globalauto.net /thread_display.cfm?thread_id=172&show_section=1744   (2508 words)

  
 » Ford Fusion :: India Auto Blog :: Automobie Industry News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Ford Fusion The European Ford Fusion is a small station wagon based on the Ford Fiesta.
Ford Five Hundred The Ford Five Hundred (code name D258) is a large fullsize sedan produced by the Ford Motor Company.
Ford Taurus The Ford Taurus is a car sold by the Ford Motor Company in North America as a sedan and station wagon.
auto.news-axis.com /8/ford-fusion   (867 words)

  
 Ford CD3 platform - Result for Ford CD3 platform - Meaning of Ford CD3 platform - Definition of Ford CD3 platform - ...
Ford also plans to add a Hybrid car Hybrid powertrain on the platform, and the 2009 minivan Ford V platform#V2 V2 platform will use CD3 as its base.
Ford reportedly spent just USD US$ 1,000,000,000 on development of all ten CD3 models, which is about what the company would have spent on each model if they were developed independently.
User:Morven —Morven 22:32, Aug 17, 2004 (UTC) :CD3 is the Mazda platform, D3 is the Volvo.
www.mauspfeil.net /Ford_CD3_platform.html   (469 words)

  
 New sedans to bolster Lincoln line, suppliers say | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Ford Motor Co. is developing two sedans to freshen the tired Lincoln lineup, say suppliers familiar with the company's plans.
The new Lincolns will be based on the platform that underpins the Ford Five Hundred sedan and Freestyle sport wagon, which debut his summer.
The Zephyr is among a trio of mid-sized sedans built on Ford's Mazda6-derived CD3 platform.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20040724/news_1dd24linkon.html   (373 words)

  
 6MT.net :: View topic - 2006 Lincoln Zephyr   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Zephyr and its Ford and Mercury siblings are the first of up to 10 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles being developed from the Mazda6.
Ford is investing $1 billion in the CD3 program, far less than the traditional cost of bringing 10 new vehicles to market.
The Zephyr's sister Ford sedan remains nameless after Ford was denied the use of the Futura name in a trademark dispute with the Pep Boys auto parts chain.
www.6mt.net /forum/archive/o_t__t_4298__2006-lincoln-zephyr.html   (565 words)

  
 Ford DEW platform
DEW (or DEW98) is Ford Motor Company 's mid-size rear wheel drive automobile platform.
The platform debuted in the Lincoln LS sedan.
A less-expensive variant, DEW Lite, was to be used for the 2005 Ford Mustang, but that car will now use the Mazda -derived Ford D2C platform.
pedia.newsfilter.co.uk /wikipedia/f/fo/ford_dew_platform.html   (110 words)

  
 FordForums - US:Ford's PAG rejects Mazda6 platform;European design preferred for next-gen mid-size
In Volvo's case, the EUCD platform allows Volvo to continue using its inline-five and inline-six-cylinder engines, says Hans-Olov Olsson, CEO of Volvo Car Corp. Such an engine layout is better for safety and packaging than the CD3's layout for V-6 engines, he says.
Ford declined to make top engineers available to explain why Ford stretched a compact car to meet its European mid-sized requirements, rather than use the existing global mid-sized CD3 platform.
With Ford's European plants already set up to handle C1, it might be easier to stretch that platform and use the established processes, build sequences and supplier networks than to start over with the CD3 platform.
www.fordforums.com /showthread.php?s=df27df18c5d930c8df2c2424c52af618&t=106200   (685 words)

  
 FordForums - US:2006-09 Future Vehicle Forecast,Unofficial guide to the automotive future   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Based on the Mazda 6 platform, the production Zephyr will be offered in front- and all-wheel-drive configurations, powered by a 3.0-liter V-6, when it goes on sale in late 2005.
Focus will again be based on the C170 platform in the United States, rather than the Volvo-designed C1 used for the European Focus and Mazda 3.
Built on the Mazda 3 platform, the MX-Flexa is sized to compete with the Toyota Matrix.
fordweb.com /showthread.php?t=83059   (1326 words)

  
 Ford Fusion - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The European Ford Fusion is a small station wagon based on the Ford Fiesta.
A version of the Fusion called the Ford EcoSport is sold in South America as a small SUV.
The American Ford Fusion (code name CD338) is a midsize car based on Ford Motor Company 's CD3 platform.
www.free-definition.com /Ford-Fusion.html   (202 words)

  
 Future Vehicles - IntelliChoice
The five-passenger vehicle is based on the Delta platform (shared with Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion), and is powered by either a 2.2-liter/140-hp or 2.4-liter/170-hp four-cylinder Ecotec with standard five-speed tranny or available electronically controlled four-speed automatic.
Co-developed with the new Dodge Dakota platform, the Raider will also be offered in two cab configurations, extended cab and crew cab, with each offered in two- and four-wheel drive.
To ensure structural rigidity, coupe platform was fortified for the open-top model ensuring similar ride characteristics between the two.
www.intellichoice.com /future/future/year/2006   (10132 words)

  
 FordForums - US:Mark LT pickup to be first new Lincoln offering; cars on the way soon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Yet Lincoln's next vehicle is the 2006 Mark LT pickup, a deluxe version of the Ford F-150.
Ford design chief J Mays says 65 percent of the Zephyr's sheet metal will be unique.
The new 2005 Ford Five Hundred sedan and Freestyle sport wagon also use the D3 platform.
www.fordforums.com /archive/index.php/t-89259.html   (441 words)

  
 AutoWeek - The Auto Enthusiast's Online Resource   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Ford is hoping the Milan will help the struggling Mercury brand draw younger, more diverse customers into the showroom.
The Milan will be based on Ford Motor Company's CD3 architecture, a stretched version of the platform underpinning the Mazda 6.
Production of the Sable at Ford Motor Co.'s Atlanta assembly plant is expected to end in April, according to an internal company document.
www.autoweek.com /news.cms?newsId=100705   (710 words)

  
 Ford Fairlane Concept - Automobile Magazine
The Ford Fairlane concept does not remind us at all of its classic namesakes from the 1950s and '60s.
Or Ford Freestyle, which is within two inches of the Fairlane in wheelbase, width, and height, while the Freestyle is more than 9 inches longer overall.
The Fairlane rides on the Ford's corporate CD3 platform, which it shares with the newly announced 2006 Ford Fusion and Lincoln Zephyr.
www.automobilemag.com /auto_shows/2005_chicago/0503_ford_fairlane   (279 words)

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