Ford Escort (Europe)

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For the North American Ford Escort, see Ford Escort (North America). For the 1950s Ford Escort estate car, see Ford Squire.

Ford Escort
Ford Escort RS2000 Mark I
ManufacturerFord Europe
ProductionJanuary 1968–July 2002
Body and chassis
ClassSmall family car (C)
LayoutFront-engine, rear-wheel-drive (1967–1981, 1987)
Front-engine, front-wheel-drive (1980–2004)
Front-engine, four-wheel-drive (1990–2004)
RelatedFord Orion (1983–1993)
PredecessorFord Anglia (UK)
SuccessorFord Focus
Ford Laser (Australasia)
Ford Meteor (Australia)
Ford Transit Connect (for Escort van)
Ford Escort (China)

The European Ford Escort was a car made by the Ford Motor Company from 1968 to 2002.

Ford Escort 100E (1955–1961)[change | change source]

Ford Escort 100E

The Ford Escort name was first used for the Ford Squire, a 1950s estate-car version of the British Ford Anglia 100E.

First generation (1967–1975)[change | change source]

The first generation Ford Escort Mark I[1] was launched at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1967.[2] It was built from from 1968 to 1975. It replaced the successful, long-running Anglia.

In 1968, a estate version and van version was made.

Second generation (1974–1980)[change | change source]

The second generation Ford Escort Mark II[1] was made from 1974 to 1980.

The estate, Escort Van and sports models (Escort RS2000) were also made.

Third generation (1980–1986)[change | change source]

The third generation Ford Escort Mark III[1] was made from 1980 to 1986,

The estate, Escort Van and sports models (XR3, XR3i and RS Turbo) were also made.

Fourth generation (1986–1992)[change | change source]

The fourth generation Ford Escort Mark IV[1] was launched in March 1986 and was made until 1990.

The estate, Escort Van and sports model XR3i were also made.

Fifth generation (1990–1997)[change | change source]

The fifth generation Ford Escort Mark V[1] was launched in September 1990 and was made until 1998.

The Estate, Escort Van and sport models; XR3i, RS2000 and RS Cosworth were also made.

In 1993, all models was improved with new front headlights, rear lights, new bonnet and new bumpers.

Sixth generation (1995–2002)[change | change source]

The sixth generation Ford Escort Mark IV[1] was launched in September 1995 and was made until 2002.

The estate, Escort Van and sports model; RS2000 were also made.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Marco Coletto (24 March 2012). "Ford Escort, la storia" (in Italian). Panorama Auto. Archived from the original on 21 December 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  2. "Show in Brussels". Autocar. 128 (3754): 44–47. 25 January 1968.

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