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Ford C1 Platform

C1 is the name of a Ford Motor vehicle architecture designed to underpin compact cars and SUVs. It succeeds the Ford C170 and Mazda D platforms and marks the compact line of vehicles within Ford’s portfolio. The C1 platform was originally co-developed with Mazda and Volvo.

This platform is currently still in production for vehicles sold under the Ford nameplate worldwide. However, it is slowly being phased out for the newer Ford C2 platform. Here are the Ford vehicles currently sold in the U.S. that ride on the Ford C1 platform:

Platform Vitals

TypeUnibody welded steel
Supported Vehicle TypeCar, crossover / CUV
Suspension Type (front)MacPherson strut
Suspension Type (rear)Multi-link independent
LayoutFront-engine FWD/AWD
Powerplant LayoutTransverse
PredecessorFord B /Mazda D
SuccessorFord C2

Supported Engines

EngineHorsepower @ RPMTorque @ RPMTransmissionVehicle Applications
1.0L EcoBoost I3123 @ 6,000 rpm125 @ 3,500 rpmSix-speed manual / six-speed automaticFord Focus
2.0L Ti-VCT I4160 @ 6,500 rpm146 @ 4,450 rpmFive-speed manual / six-speed automaticFord Focus
2.0L EcoBoost I4252 @ 5,500 rpm270 @ 2,500 rpmSix-speed manualFord Focus ST
2.3L EcoBoost I4350 @ 6,000 rpm350 @ 3,200 rpmSix-speed manualFord Focus RS
107 kW synchronous electric motor143 @ N/A184 @ N/AOne-speed transmissionFord Focus Electric
1.5L EcoBoost I4179 @ 6,000 rpm177 @ 2,500 rpmSix-speed automaticFord Escape
2.0L EcoBoost I4245 @ 5,500 rpm275 @ 3,000 rpmSix-speed automaticFord Escape / Lincoln MKC
2.0L Ti-VCT I4162 @ 6,200 rpm144 @ 4,500 rpmEight-speed automaticFord Transit Connect

Future Models

There are currently no expected new models for the Ford C1 platform.


The Ford Focus will be phased out in the U.S. and Canada at the end of the 2019 model year. The Ford Escape and the Lincoln MKC (becomes Lincoln Corsair) will migrate over to the Ford C2 platform for the 2020 model year.

Until further notice, the Ford Transit Connect continues to be offered in the U.S. and Canada under the Ford C1 platform.


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