Ford B3 Platform
B3 is the name of a Ford Motor vehicle architecture designed to underpin subcompact cars and SUVs. It succeeds the Ford B and Mazda D platforms and marks the entry level line of vehicles within Ford’s portfolio. Its top priorities are being simple, compact and above all, cheap to build.
This platform is currently still in production for vehicles sold under the Ford nameplate worldwide. Here are the Ford vehicles currently sold in the U.S. that ride on the Ford B3 platform:
|Type||Unibody welded steel|
|Supported Vehicle Type||Car, crossover / CUV|
|Suspension Type (front)||MacPherson strut|
|Suspension Type (rear)||Twist-beam rear|
|Predecessor||Ford B /Mazda D|
|Engine||Horsepower @ RPM||Torque @ RPM||Transmission||Vehicle Applications|
|1.0L EcoBoost I3||123 hp @ 6,000 rpm||125 lb-ft @ 6,000 rpm||Six-speed automatic||Ford EcoSport|
|1.6L Ti-VCT I4||120 hp @ 6,350||112 lb-ft @ 5,00 rpm||Five-Speed Manual / Six-speed automatic||Ford Fiesta|
|1.6L EcoBoost I4||197 hp @ 6,350||202 lb-ft @ 4,200||Six-speed manual||Ford Fiesta ST|
|2.0L Ti-VCT||166 hp @ 6,500 rpm||149 lb-ft @ 4,500||Six-speed automatic||Ford EcoSport|
There are currently no expected new models for the Ford B3 platform.
The Ford Fiesta will be phased out in the U.S. and Canada at the end of 2019. The Ford EcoSport was released in the U.S. and Canada as a new model for the 2018 model year and is currently available for order.
However, the EcoSport has been on sale in other markets since the 2013 model year. It could soon be heavily updated.
Discuss the Ford Fiesta and the Ford EcoSport in our Ford forum.