|Ford CDW27 platform|
|Manufacturer||Ford Motor Company|
|Also called||Ford 'World Car' platform|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Compact (C/D) platform|
|Related||Mazda GE platform|
|Predecessor||Ford DE-1 platform |
Ford CE14 platform
|Successor||Ford CD162 platform |
Ford CD3 platform
Ford EUCD platform
The Ford CDW27 platform was Ford's midsize car automobile platform from 1993 to 2006. It was co-designed by Ford and Mazda and was designed to be used as Ford's 'world car' platform. The platform was developed over six years and at a huge expense totalling $6 billion, but was expected to save 25% compared to developing separate models for Europe and North America The design is based on Mazda's GE platform, used by the Mazda Cronos/626.
Descendants of this platform were used in the second generation European Mondeo CD162, the third generation European Mondeo CD132 and Jaguar X-Type. The successors to many of these cars use the new Ford CD3 or EUCD platform.