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Ford C2 Platform

C2 is the name of a Ford Motors scalable vehicle architecture designed to underpin front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive vehicles of various types and sizes. It succeeds the Ford C1 platform and is currently used for compact vehicle applications. However, Ford will likely expand the use of the C2 platform to various midsize cars as well as crossovers.

One of the primary purposes of the Ford C2 platform is to drive scale economies even further than the C1 platform by sharing parts between vehicles. Models based on the platform share a plethora of parts and technologies, including suspension structures, seat structures, electric parking brakes, air conditioning units, transmissions, electrical systems, infotainment screens and systems, connectivity modems, and more.

The C2 platform is currently in production for vehicles sold under the Ford nameplate worldwide. Here are the Ford and Lincoln vehicles that either use the platform today or that will use the platform:

The first vehicle to have been launched on this architecture was the fourth-generation Ford Focus (2019 model year and newer). The vehicle is not sold in North America.

Ford C2 Platform Vitals

TypeUnibody welded steel
SizeSubcompact, compact, midsize
Supported Vehicle TypeCar, crossover / CUV, van
Suspension Type (front)MacPherson strut
Suspension Type (rear)Multi-link independent
LayoutFront-engine FWD/AWD
Powerplant LayoutTransverse
PredecessorFord C1 platform
SuccessorCurrently none

Ford C2 Platform - Supported Engines

EngineHorsepower @ RPMTorque @ RPMTransmissionVehicle Applications
1.5L EcoBoost I3180 @ N/A177 @ N/AEight-speed automatic2020 Ford Escape
2.0L EcoBoost I4250 @ 5,500 rpm275 @ 3,000 rpmEight-speed automatic2020 Ford Escape / Lincoln Corsair
2.5L hybrid I4198 @ N/AN/AContinuously Variable Automatic (CVT)2020 Ford Escape
2.5L plug-in hybrid I4209 @ N/AN/AContinuously Variable Automatic (CVT)2020 Ford Escape / Lincoln Corsair
2.3L EcoBoost I4285 @ N/A305 @ N/AEight-speed automaticLincoln Corsair

Future Models

The 2023 (tentative model year) Ford Fusion will be another vehicle to utilize the architecture.


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