It also shows the flexibility of CD6 in allowing it to cover a broader envelope of vehicles with less compromise,
I can now see how a future Mustang could be wrapped up in CD6 without suffering a massive weight gain or size blow out.
Such a shame that car sales are on the slide at the very time Ford looks to have the answer to economy of scales,
maybe there's an opportunity to add something back in once all the other more important product vacancies are filled.
Jim Hackett's intent was to get development costs down to a manageable level so that niche products can be looked at.
Well, quite honestly, F650/750 cab can go aluminum and likely retain the same tilt (fiberglass) nose with an update to the nose to match the body lines of the aluminum cab. I am sure the stamping dies for E-Series cab structure have been replaced a few times...doubt they are using the same dies from last cab update.
All the above is correct, the SLAS suspension is a superior set up for handling/road holding and minimum tire scrub
while the Mac Strut with a knuckle is the equivalent of GM's superstrut, it's an efficient low cost front suspension that
allows Ford to do away with the upper control arm and large outer link for significant cost savings.