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:
|Type||Unibody welded steel|
|Supported Vehicle Type||Car, crossover / CUV|
|Suspension Type (front)||MacPherson strut|
|Suspension Type (rear)||Multi-link independent|
|Predecessor||Ford B /Mazda D|
|Engine||Horsepower @ RPM||Torque @ RPM||Transmission||Vehicle Applications|
|1.0L EcoBoost I3||123 @ 6,000 rpm||125 @ 3,500 rpm||Six-speed manual / six-speed automatic||Ford Focus|
|2.0L Ti-VCT I4||160 @ 6,500 rpm||146 @ 4,450 rpm||Five-speed manual / six-speed automatic||Ford Focus|
|2.0L EcoBoost I4||252 @ 5,500 rpm||270 @ 2,500 rpm||Six-speed manual||Ford Focus ST|
|2.3L EcoBoost I4||350 @ 6,000 rpm||350 @ 3,200 rpm||Six-speed manual||Ford Focus RS|
|107 kW synchronous electric motor||143 @ N/A||184 @ N/A||One-speed transmission||Ford Focus Electric|
|1.5L EcoBoost I4||179 @ 6,000 rpm||177 @ 2,500 rpm||Six-speed automatic||Ford Escape|
|2.0L EcoBoost I4||245 @ 5,500 rpm||275 @ 3,000 rpm||Six-speed automatic||Ford Escape / Lincoln MKC|
|2.0L Ti-VCT I4||162 @ 6,200 rpm||144 @ 4,500 rpm||Eight-speed automatic||Ford Transit Connect|
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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