Ford of Europe Inc. is looking to share more than platforms with its Premier Automotive Group affiliates and Mazda Motor Corp. The company continues its quest to combine operations among the brands, such as purchasing, product development and financing, says Lewis Booth, president-Ford of Europe. Volvo S40 Booth points to the ability of the C1 platform – which underpins the Mazda3, redesigned Volvo S40, Focus C-Max and the next European Focus with between 40%-60% ...

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