Ford B3 Platform

Ford B3 Platform

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Ford B-Max, Ford EcoSport, Ford Fiesta, Ford Fusion (Europe), Ford Ikon, Ford Ka, Mazda Demio, Mazda Verisa. Excerpt: The Ford Fiesta is a front-wheel-drive subcompact car manufactured and marketed by Ford Motor Company and built in Europe, the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, China, India, Thailand and South Africa. The current-generation Fiesta is marketed worldwide. By 2010, the sixth-generation Fiesta (Mark VI) had been introduced worldwide, including in the United States and Canada-making it the first Fiesta model to be sold in North America since the Fiesta Mark I was discontinued at the end of 1980. The Fiesta has sold over twelve million units since 1976. The Fiesta was originally developed under the project name qBobcatq (later to be used on a badge engineered version of the Ford Pinto called the Mercury Bobcat) and approved for development by Henry Ford II in September 1972. Development targets indicated a production cost US$100 less than the current Ford Escort. The car was to have a wheelbase longer than that of the Fiat 127, but with overall length shorter than that of Ford's Escort. The final proposal was developed by Tom Tjaarda at Ghia. The project was approved for production in autumn 1973, with Ford's engineering centres in Cologne and Dunton (Essex) collaborating. Ford estimated that 500, 000 Fiestas a year would be produced, and built an all-new factory near Valencia, Spain; a transaxle factory near Bordeaux, France; factory extensions for the assembly plants in Dagenham, UK. Final assembly also took place in Valencia. When Ford of Europe began to design the car, the design proposals were named Iris, Beta, The Deutschlander (from Ford's Cologne studios), Mini-Mite, and the Blue Car (from Ghia). Codenames for the Fiesta prototype included Torino, but it became Project Bobcat....Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.


Title:Ford B3 Platform
Author:Source Wikipedia
Publisher:University-Press.org - 2013-09
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