Ford D3 platform
The Ford D3 platform (for "D-class" and called P2 by Volvo) is a Ford global
full-size car automobile platform. It was designed by Volvo before the Ford purchase [http://www.volvo.com/vce/History/Application/HistoryContent.aspx?decade=1990&year=1998&article=0&history=/Channels/group/global/en-gb/Volvo%20Group/history/ourhistory/] and debuted with the Volvo S80sedan in early 1999. The platform is designed for either front- or all wheel drivewith an extended wheelbaseoption.
Ford's D3 platform is slightly different from Volvo's original P2. For example, D3 features steel suspension arms, rather than aluminum, and other material cost-saving measures. Ford's current D3 vehicles are built at the
Chicago Assemblyplant in Chicago, Illinois.
Past vehicles to use this platform include the following:
Ford Five Hundredsedan ("D258")
Ford Freestyle Crossover SUV("D219")
Mercury Montegosedan ("D333")
Vehicles currently using this platform include the following:
Ford Taurussedan ("D258")
Ford Taurus X crossover SUV("D219")
Mercury Sablesedan ("D333")
Lincoln MKSsedan ("D385")
D4 is a revision of D3 created to underpin the Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT crossovers.
Current D4 vehicles:
Ford Flex crossover SUV- ("D471")
Confirmed future vehicles using this platform include the following:
Lincoln MKT crossover SUV- ("D472")
D4 based concepts:
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