Ford's final limited production count was 2,110 units, consisting of 110 yellow S/Rs for 1999, the club echangiste homme seul paris first two of which were sold in Columbus, Ohio, and the other 108 in California; and for 2000, 500 black, 500 red and 1,000 yellow S/Rs were sold.
Air conditioning was not available on cars sold in Europe although it was an option on cars sold in Argentina and Brazil.
The Escort had conventional rear-wheel drive and a four-speed manual gearbox, or three-speed automatic transmission.
43 However, the Escortbased Bantam pick-up remained in production, facelifted, and was also sold as a Mazda Rustler.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list ( link ) Oswald 194590 (vol 3), p 397 : 1,297,308 Mark I Escorts were built in Britain, while 848,388 were built by Ford Germany at the escort streaming vf Genk in Belgium and at Saarlous.These changes were welcome at a time when the Escort was faced with a host of new competitors; General Motors had brought out a new version of the Opel Kadett / Vauxhall Astra 18 months earlier, shortly after Volkswagen had introduced the Mk II Golf.The Sport/Trio package included aluminum wheels, sport exhaust tip, a tachometer, and a rear decklid spoiler.This used the same existing 115 PS (85 kW).8 L Zetec-E engine found in other cars in the range, but included a body kit borrowed from the now cancelled RS2000 model, part-leather seats plus the standard fitment of ABS.For the model years, Ford offered the Escort on a "one price" basis, with the same price for a three- or five-door hatchback, a sedan or a wagon when equipped with the most popular options (3-doors quickly added alloy wheels to the "one price" specification).Some.6 Mexicos were imported in 197374 after the government temporarily freed up import licensing owing to a shortage of new cars.The upgrade price to the S/R package was 1,500 in both years.7 The turbo engine then found its way into the Escort GT (and Lynx RS) as well during the 1984 model year.A b Bernardet, Alain (April 1985).34 The Series 2 RS Turbo continued with the 1986 mkiv model.
The.0 L RS2000 version, with its distinctively slanted polyurethane nose, and featuring the Pinto engine from the Cortina, was announced in the UK in March 1975 24 and introduced in Germany in August 1975, 25 being reportedly produced in both countries.
New Zealand edit The Mk II Escort was introduced to New Zealand in early 1975, assembled at Ford's plant in Wiri, South Auckland.
1 Bibliography edit Oswald, Werner (2003).The 19 models offered a performance limited edition ZX2 S/R which further enhanced the car's performance in every aspect.Fuel injection was now standard on all petrol models, and Ford introduced a four-wheel-drive variant of the RS2000, offering much improved handling over its front-wheel-drive cousins.The Mark I featured contemporary styling cues in tune with its time: a subtle Detroit-inspired "Coke bottle" waistline and the "dogbone" shaped front grille arguably the car's main stylistic feature.This gave rise to the Escort Mexico (1598cc "crossflow"-engined) special edition road versions in honour of the rally car.Cape Town, South Africa: Scott Publications:.The Mercury Tracer's version was called the Trio or Sport depending on the year.22 The GL also received square headlights, back-up lights, and body-side mouldings.The Escort Cabriolet was initially available in both XR3i and Ghia specification, but the Ghia variant was later dropped.A b "New 2000 Revived: Sporting version of new Escort with 2-litre ohc engine and 112 mph maximum speed, developed by favo".
Also new for 1993 were.3 L and.4 L CFi petrol engines and.8 L diesel engines.
This also clocked up some rally and racing victories; and pre-empted the hot hatch market as a desirable but affordable performance road car.