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This also clocked up some rally and racing victories; and pre-empted the online bordell hot hatch market as a desirable but affordable performance road car.
The last "standard" model to be introduced in 1997 was the GTi the only GTi-badged Ford to ever be sold in Europe.Auto, Motor und Sport.Developed in Dagenham, it was remarkably economical for its time, and still is to this day, managing over 70 mpg.The "Super" model featured rectangular headlights, carpets, a cigar lighter and a water temperature gauge.A new.6 L 16-valve 90 bhp (66 kW) Zetec engine was introduced, replacing the previous CVH.Specifications, however, were also higher than before.Berne, Switzerland: Hallwag, AG:.
The on-board computer was not available in Brazil.
Unlike the Australian models, the New Zealand Escort range followed the specifications of the British models, aside from the use of metric instrumentation.
For the earlier UK Ford Escort and models sold as the "Ford Escort" elsewhere, see.
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"Ford Escort, la storia" (in Italian).As well as having four-wheel drive, its most memorable feature was its extremely large "whale-tail" tailgate spoiler.This resulted with the top of the line Escort XR3i being equipped with a VW.0 L engine generating 115 PS (85 kW).37 This model was exported to Sweden, Finland, and to Norway from 19, where it replaced the low rød escort priced German-built Escort.In September 1993, the Orion name was dropped, with the saloon taking on the Escort badge.The final performance update arrived in the form of the turbocharged 132 PS (97 kW) RS Turbo model in October 1984.At this time, the Escort was dropped in South Africa and replaced by the Laser and Meteor.Dynamically, the handling and ride were also much improved with revised suspension set up from that on the previous Mark V models.
This Escort was the first European Ford to feature an airbag; shortly afterwards a driver's airbag became standard across the whole Ford range, with many other models having a passenger airbag as at least optional equipment.
The production of British-sourced and New Zealand-assembled Escorts ended in late 1980.
Australia edit The Mk I was produced by Ford Australia from 1970 to 1975 as a two- or four-door saloon and as a two-door panel van.