Ford B3 platform
The Ford B3 platform (for "B-class") is a subcompact automobile platform that is jointly developed by Ford Motor Company and Mazda Motor Company at centers in Europe as well as North America and Australia. Previously, Ford has used the Mazda-engineered D platform for its B-segment Ford Festiva (hatchback). This new global B-platform project was initiated by Ford in Dearborn, MI and is equipped with front MacPherson strut and twist-beam rear suspension. The front suspension arms (wishbone) are attached to a pressed-steel welded subframe, which is directly bolted onto the bodyshell. The design is made to accommodate diverse engine options.
|Ford B3 platform|
|Manufacturer||Ford Motor Company|
|Also called||Ford B2E platform|
Mazda DY platform
Mazda DE platform
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Subcompact platform (B)|
|Predecessor||Ford B platform|
Mazda D platform
|Successor||Ford global B platform|
Vehicles utilising this platform include:
Ford global B-car platformEdit
New Ford global B-car platform (sometimes global B1 or B2E) were designed and developed as Ford’s global B-segment platform. It is the first B-platform developed by Ford's global product development process.
Vehicles utilising (2008–) this global platform include: