ⓘ Ford U platform. The Ford U platform designation is used by Ford Motor Company for a range of sport utility vehicle and crossover utility vehicle automobile pla ..

                                     

ⓘ Ford U platform

The Ford U platform designation is used by Ford Motor Company for a range of sport utility vehicle and crossover utility vehicle automobile platform applications.

                                     

1. U1

The U1 platform was used for Mid-size SUVs, built at Louisville, Kentucky, Hazelwood, Missouri Saint Louis, Missouri, and Valencia, Venezuela plants.

Vehicles using the standard wheelbase UN105-150 version include:

  • 1997 Mercury Mountaineer
  • 1991 Mazda Navajo
  • 2003 Lincoln Aviator
  • 1991 Ford Explorer
  • 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

The First Generation 1991–1994 trucks are dubbed as the UN46 platform while the Second Generation 1995–2001 trucks are the UN105 platform. The Third Generation 2002–2005 trucks are UN152 and the 2001-2003 "Sport" 2-door variants are platform UN52.

Vehicles using the long-wheelbase UN93/173 version, built in Wayne, Michigan, include:

  • 1997 Ford Expedition
  • 1998 Lincoln Navigator
                                     

2. U2

A new version of the mid-size SUV platform U2 short- and U3 long-wheelbase went into production in 2006 for 2007 models.

U2 vehicles were built in Fords Louisville, Kentucky and Valencia, Venezuela plants.

Vehicles using the new U2 short wheelbase platform include:

  • 2006 Mercury Mountaineer U251
  • 2006 Ford Explorer U251
                                     

3. U32

The full-size SUV U32x Expedition and Navigator are built in Fords Kentucky Truck plant, alongside the Ford Superduty. This platform is also called T1 platform, based on the F-150.

Applications:

  • 2007 Ford Expedition U324
  • 2007 Lincoln Navigator U326
                                     

4. U36

The compact crossover SUV U36x platform Mariner and Escape continue on an evolution of the Ford CD2 platform and are built in Avon Lake, Ohio.

Applications:

  • 2007 Ford Escape
  • 2007 Mercury Mariner U364
                                     

5. U38

The U38x mid-size crossover SUVs are based on the Ford CD3 platform. They are built at Oakville Assembly in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Applications:

  • 2007 Ford Edge U387
  • 2007 Lincoln MKX U388
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