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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 applications. However, Ford plans on expanding it to midsize cars and crossovers as well.

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

This platform is currently in production for vehicles sold under the Ford nameplate worldwide. Here are the Ford and Lincoln vehicles currently sold in the U.S. and Canada that ride on the Ford C2 platform:

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

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

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 2020 Ford Escape and 2020 Lincoln Corsair are currently the two new models expected from this platform in the U.S. and Canadian markets.


The 2020 Ford Escape will hit the market at the fourth quarter of the 2019 model-year, while the 2020 Lincoln Corsair is scheduled some time between the first and second quarter of the 2020 model-year.


Discuss the Ford Escape and Lincoln Corsair in our Ford forum.


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