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Ford to Become More Proactive in Platform Sharing?

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Ford to Become More Proactive in Platform Sharing?

For a glimpse of what may happen to Ford Motor Co.'s U.S. vehicle lineup, look at the C1 platform that Derrick Kuzak developed for the European Ford Focus.

That versatile small-vehicle architecture has spawned several vehicles, ranging from low-priced hatchbacks to upmarket convertibles. Ford Motor used it for the Ford, Volvo and Mazda brands around the world. The program trimmed the automaker's initial engineering costs by 30 percent, and the savings continue to grow.

That type of efficiency -- and that level of vehicle differentiation -- is what Ford desperately needs in its bread-and-butter home market. Kuzak, a Detroit-born engineer who led European product development for three years, aims to repeat his C1 accomplishments here.


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