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Ford VN Platform

VN, or also known as VN58, VN127 and VN1, is the designation used for a Ford Motors vehicle architecture designed to underpin full-size front-engine, rear-wheel-drive passenger and cargo vans, as well as commercial vehicles such as ambulances, recreational vehicles or small buses. Its most recent variant, the VN127, is currently in production for commercial vehicles sold under the Ford nameplate worldwide. Here are the Ford vehicles currently sold in the U.S. and Canada that ride on the Ford VN platform.

  • Ford E-Series

Platform Vitals

TypeBody on frame
Supported Vehicle TypeCommercial vehicles
Suspension Type (front)Double wishbone
Suspension Type (rear)Leaf springs
LayoutFront-engine RWD
Powerplant LayoutLongitudinal
PredecessorVN58, VN1
SuccessorCurrently none

Supported Engines

EngineAspirationHorsepower @ RPMTorque (lb-ft) @ RPMTransmissionVehicle Applications
6.8L EFI V10Atmospheric305 @ 4,250 rpm420 @ 3,250 rpmSix-speed automaticFord E-Series Cutaway / Stripped Chassis
6.2L SFI V8Atmospheric331 @ 5,500 rpm356 @ 4,000 rpmSix-speed automaticFord E-Series Cutaway / Stripped Chassis
7.3L Godzilla V8Atmospheric430 @ 5,500 rpm475 @ 4,000 rpmTen-speed automaticFord E-Series Cutaway / Stripped Chassis

Future Models

Since the Ford Transit is now the brand’s official cargo vehicle, the E-Series is only offered as a cutaway-cab chassis and stripped chassis. However, for the 2021 model-year, the Ford E-Series will receive a substantial update, such as a dashboard layout similar to the Ford F-150 and Ford Super Duty.  The existing 6.8L Triton V10 gasoline engine will be replaced by Ford’s new Godzilla 7.3L V8, mated to a new ten-speed automatic transmission.


All variants of the current-generation Ford E-Series are currently available for order both for personal and fleet use. The all-new 2021 Ford E-Series Super Duty Cutaway will begin production in early 2020, and will arrive at dealerships in the spring of 2020 as an early 2021 model year vehicle.


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