39 In Brazil there was also a more powerful version called the XR-3, only available to run on alcohol.
For 1980, all Ghia models gained standard alloy wheels.
In 1993, the Escort Hobby trim was introduced in Brazil, using.0 L 50 hp (37 kW) engine.
The Escort Mark III was voted European Car of the Year in 1981, fighting off stiff competition from Italy's Fiat Panda and British Leylands Austin Metro.There were no changes to either the venerable.8 diesel or the.6/1.8 Zetec units at the top end of the range.The car used Ford's contemporary design language of the period with the black louvred radiator grille and straked rear lamp clusters, as well as introducing the aerodynamic "bustle-back" bootlid stump (trademarked by Ford as Aeroback ) which would be further developed in the forthcoming Sierra.1.6.8-litre petrol and the diesel.8 were available.The RS badge did not resurface until the Focus RS arrived in 2002.The Escort was a best-seller in the Israeli market, its best year being 1976, when a total of 3,801 units were assembled.Sixth generation (19952004) edit 3-door hatchback Estate Van (1995-2002) The Ford Escort 3 was revised in January 1995, although it was still based on the previous model.Base and L trims were offered to the end of the Mk I run.427429 Ford's New XR3 a b c d e ml Financial Mail, Volume 104, Issues 5-9, page 221 "Rise in Ford exports from Western Europe".
This engine was unique to Brazil, whereas the.1 L engine was smallest available in most markets.
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The GTi was available in 3- and 5-door hatchback and estate bodystyles.A b c d Ford Escort Production Numbers And Identification Guide Retrieved on Glasss Price Guide, June 1973, page 46 Darwin, Norm (1986).Developed in Dagenham, it was remarkably economical for its time, and still is to this day, managing over 70 mpg.Berne, Switzerland: Hallwag, AG:.All models except for base and L were fitted with a check-light system for low fuel, low oil, low coolant, low screenwash, and worn out brake pads.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 repsol ford escort wrc Mk III model (19801986 was the most common type of car on British roads in December 1989, with almost 1,500,000 examples registered.43 However, the Escortbased Bantam pick-up remained in production, facelifted, and was also sold as a Mazda Rustler.An update was given for the range for 1979, which notably involved the addition of the Ghia model, the adoption of the GL's square headlights on the lower end models, Ford blue oval badging, and sport wheels on the L and.
The on-board computer was not available in Brazil.
7 8 In West Germany cars were built at a slower rate of around 150,000 cars per year, slumping to 78,604 in 1974 which was the last year for the Escort Mark.