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The Ford P platform is Ford Motor Company's full-size pickup platform. Introduced in 1998, variations of it are shared by both the F-150 and Super Duty versions of the Ford F-Series.

Ford P platform
2009 Ford F-150 XLT.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerFord Motor Company
ProductionJanuary 1998–present
Body and chassis
Classfull-size pickup
VehiclesFord F-150/Ford Lobo
Lincoln Mark LT
Ford Super Duty
RelatedFord T platform

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P2Edit

The eleventh generation F-150 trucks were built in Cuautitlán Izcalli, Mexico, Dearborn, Michigan, Claycomo, Missouri, Norfolk, Virginia and Valencia, Venezuela. It was also built in Oakville, Ontario until its closure in 2004. In 2006, the related T1 platform entered production for the large SUVs.

Vehicles that were on the P2 platform include:

P3Edit

An updated Super Duty version of the P platform (F-250 through F-550) began production in 2007 for the 2008 model year. Production of the Super Duty trucks will continue at the Louisville, Kentucky truck plant. P473 began production in 2010, for the 2011 model year.

  • 2007–2009 Ford Super Duty (code name: P356)
  • 2010–2016 Ford Super Duty (code name: P473)

P558Edit

  • 2016–present Ford Super Duty Adoption of aluminum intensive platform(code name: P558)[2]

P525Edit

Cancelled variant; potentially to have reintroduced the F-100 nameplate as a mid-size pickup and Ranger replacement in 2010-2011[3][4] As an alternative, Ford chose to introduce EcoBoost engines to the full-size F-Series to increase its fuel economy.[5]

P552Edit

All-new platform, the 2015 Ford F-150 marked the adoption of aluminum body construction for the F-Series [6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.usitc.gov/publications/337/pub4012.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.stencoconstruction.com/project-highlights/manufacturing/Ford-Motor-Company%3A-Kentucky-Truck-Plant---P558-Super-Duty-Program_AE28.html/
  3. ^ http://www.motortrend.com/features/auto_news/2008/112_0808_ford_sub_f150/
  4. ^ http://www.autoblog.com/2008/06/02/ford-planning-f100-and-global-ranger-replacement/
  5. ^ Holland, Bob (August 8, 2008). "Ford tables plans for F-100 pickup". Edmunds Inside Line. Archived from the original on June 18, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-14.
  6. ^ http://www.fleet.ford.com/resources/ford/general/orders/vso/F150_Exterior_Hang_On_parts.pdf/

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