In Mexico, it was replaced by the smaller Ford Ikon.
The GT was the North American equivalent of the Laser XR3i version, featuring.8 L Mazda dohc engine.
All models of the Mark I were carried over to the Mark II, though the Mexico gained the RS badge and had its engine changed to.6 L (1,593 cc) OHC Pinto instead of the OHV.
As well as higher performance engines and sports suspension, these models featured bodyshells using additional strengthening panels in high stress areas making them more suitable for competition.
The on-board computer was not available in Brazil.Assembly ended after 12,700 units, in April 1981.10 Subsequent generations of the Escort made up some of the ground foregone by the original model, but in Europe's largest auto-market the Escort sales volumes always came in well behind those of the General Motors Kadett and its Astra successor.Codenamed "Brenda" during its development, it used the same mechanical components as the Mark.
Air conditioning was not available on cars sold in Europe although it was an option on cars sold in Argentina and Brazil.
Engines edit.9 L (1859 cc) CVH I4, 88 hp (66 kW) 108 ftlbf (146 Nm Standard/Pony and.8 L (1839 cc) Mazda BP I4, 127 hp (95 kW) 114 ftlbf (155 Nm LX-E and GT Wagon 5-door hatch 3-door hatch 1994 Ford Escort GT Third generation (19972003) edit The restyle dropped the hatchbacks and added a new.
18 Israel edit Assembly of the Mk I Escort was undertaken by Automotive Industries in Upper Nazareth, in conjunction with the local distributor, Israeli Automotive Corp.The Mk III model (19801986 was the most common type of car on British roads in December 1989, with almost 1,500,000 examples registered.Mercury Lynx is Escort's twin.Archived from the original (PDF).Japan edit The Mk I Escort was sold in Japan, imported from the United Kingdom by Kintetsu Motors and was available with the.3 L engine in GT trim, and was sold alongside the Ford Cortina and the Ford Capri.For the European counterpart, see, ford Escort (Europe).Escort-based light vans had been offered since 1968, although the market sector, always larger in the UK than in continental Europe, dated back beyond the 1950s when successive Ford Anglias had been available with a van variant.29 sandra torres escort The North American Escort introduced at this time was a distantly related derivative.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.