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  1. Toyota looking to Mazda for BRZ RWD Platform? - TTAC

    Asian Competition
    Don’t Expect Subaru To Follow Toyota To Mazda For BRZ RWD Platform TTAC By Mark Stevenson on June 28, 2015 According to Car & Driver, the folks in Toyota City are smitten with the new Mazda MX-5 Miata. So much so they’re considering using the platform for the next Toyota GT86, sold as the Scion...
  2. New Ford Mondeo to share its platform with future Lincolns

    Competition News
    New Ford Mondeo to share its platform with future Lincolns Speaking to Automotive News Europe, Darren Palmer, Ford's assistant global line director for CD platform cars, says "the suspension and platform were developed to be capable for Lincoln as well, so it needs to be state of the art”. WCF
  3. Next BMW X1 moving to smaller, lighter FWD-biased platform

    Competition News
    Next BMW X1 moving to smaller, lighter FWD-biased platform BMW's decision to make the upcoming 2-Series Active Tourer front-wheel drive has been polarizing to say the least, but like it or not, that is the direction the company will go in the near future – one rumor put the number as high as...
  4. VW modular platform strategy goes all-in on EVs

    European Competition
    VW modular platform strategy goes all-in on EVs autoblog.com The Volkswagen Group has already revealed or put on sale a broad slate of new electric vehicles: the E-up, the E-Golf (shown above), the Porsche 918 Spyder, the Panamera S E-Hybrid and the XL1. In 2014, there will be at least six...
  5. Ford exec says the Mustang platform could spawn additional models, possibly a Lincoln

    Lincoln Discussion
    Ford exec says the Mustang platform could spawn additional models, possibly a Lincoln - report Trevor Worthington told Motoring "If we chose to make a Lincoln version of the Mustang - I can't imagine ever doing that - but if somebody smarter than me decided to do that, then yeah you could use...
  6. 2015 Ford Mustang, Different Enough to Get New Platform Designation

    Mustang Discussion
    2015 Ford Mustang, Different Enough to Get New Platform Designation http://www.autoevolution.com/news/2015-ford-mustang-different-enough-to-get-new-platform-designation-54848.html The next generation Ford Mustang will receive a new platform designation as part of the Blue Oval's plans to...
  7. Next Ford Edge and S-Max to Receive Same CD4 Derivative Platform

    FIN Headline News
    The Next Wave Begins FordInsideNews.com May 16, 2012 By: Austin Rutherford Now that the Fusion/Mondeo and MkZ are nearing completion. Ford is putting all efforts into the next stage of CD4 on the front burner. FIN has now learned of some interesting information of this product cadence. As...
  8. Is Fords Platform sharing worth it

    Ford Motor Company Discussion
    just got to thinking how beneficial is it for ford to have majority of their vehicles sharing platforms. To me the explore turned into a over-sized CUV no longer holding true to its SUV roots. By it sharing the Taurus platform it is limited to car handling ruining its off-road and towing...
  9. This is the New Volkswagen Golf MK7's MQB Platform

    Competition News
    This is the New Volkswagen Golf MK7's MQB Platform FEBRUARY 01, 2012 Carscoop At an event held today at its headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, Volkswagen revealed its new "Modularer Querbaukasten" or MQB platform that will form the base for the upcoming seventh generation Golf as well as a...
  10. Omega: The Platform That Could “End” All Criticism on Cadillac

    Competition News
    Omega: The Platform That Could “End” All Criticism on Cadillac In Upwards of Three Vehicles Could be Produced FordInsideNews.com June 29, 2011 By: The FIN Staff Lincoln and Cadillac are connected at the hip. In 1901, Henry Ford created the “Henry Ford Company,” but later left. Henry Leland...
  11. What platform was the Bronco Concept on?

    Ford SUV/Crossover Discussion
    What was the platform for the Bronco Concept in 2004? Was it the concept unibody or bof?
  12. Explorer drops truckish platform

    Ford SUV/Crossover Discussion
    Explorer drops truckish platform The Washington Post - AP By ANN M. JOB December 15, 2010 For the first time in its 20-year history, the Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle is changing into a softer SUV with an underlying platform that's used by a car for a smoother ride. One of Ford Motor...
  13. Endangered species: Ford’s Panther platform [Op-ed]

    Ford Corporate News
    Is Ford's venerable, in demand Panther platform about to ride off into the sunset a little too early? Ford Motor Company - Ford - Ford Panther platform - Makes and Models - Recreation [url=http://feeds.leftlanenews.com/click.phdo?i=e8483a71b303965fb621acd2153cf597]More...
  14. Next Infiniti G and M Cars to Use Mercedes-Benz E-Class Platform

    Asian Competition
    Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn recently held a press conference in Japan*regarding the Nissan/Renault-Daimer Benz partnership. In his statement, he said that the next 370Z may come with a Mercedes-Benz engine, he also said that the next-generation G and M cars will likely be built on the Mercedes-Benz...
  15. Lincoln getting Explorer platform based crossover?

    Lincoln Discussion
    http://www.autoblog.com/2010/03/17/reader-spy-next-ford-explorer-with-lincoln-esque-grille-caught/ Lets remember... The the Flex mules used a Freestyle body with a Flex front end. The MkT mules used a Freestyle body with an MkT front end. The Explorer mules used a Lifted freestyle with a flex...
  16. Next-gen Taurus likely to move to common platform with Fusion/Mondeo

    Ford Car Discussion
    Courtesy of Autoblog.com: The 2010 Ford Taurus is barely into its launch, but plans are already being laid for the next-gen model. In what should be a surprise to no one, the next Taurus is expected to be smaller than the current car. According to The Detroit News, Ford is likely to move Taurus...
  17. Fusion to Move to updated Modeo Platform

    Ford Car Discussion
    Fusion to Move to Updated Modeo Platform LINK
  18. WEll now that the global RWD platform is dead, how about this Ford?

    Letters To Ford
    Ok Ford you have a super RWD platform over at Mazda has the MX-5 uses, why no use it for Lincoln as well? Take the platform and built us a roadster to compete against the upcoming MD SLA, BMW Z2, and unnamed Infiniti. Have the 2.7 V6 as its base and 2.7 V6 EB as its upper level engine. Also give...
  19. The Grim Reaper Comes For D3 Platform - Taurus X and Sable To Be Discontinued

    Ford Corporate News
    GRIM REAPER COMES CALLING FOR FORD'S D3 PLATFORM Ford Taurus X and Mercury Sable To Be Discontinued As the American Auto Industry struggles to stay alive, some will get left by the wayside. The first two big casualties from Ford Motor Company have just been announced. Ford has officially...
  20. GRwdP - Global Rwd Platform (?)

    Ford Car Discussion
    maybe I've been out of the loop but it certainly seems I missed a change in Ford's GRwdP plans over at GMI < linkage, Syr74 & Igor disillusioned me about GRwdP, Huntsman, & Ford's plans. cliffnotes version (& beg pardon for any mistakes): - Huntsman is only the next version (not really...
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