Their venerable Escort, a mainstay in competitive rallying for quite some time, was however on the verge of a major technical change which would put it at a disadvantage, unless a radical solution was found. After winning the WRC titles inFord surprised everyone when they sold all of their works operation to the privateer David Sutton Team. Contrary to its predecessors, the new generation of the Escort was to be front-wheel drive from the factory.
The Ford Escort is a small family car which was manufactured by Ford Europe from to The Ford Escort name was also applied to several different small cars produced in North America by Ford between and InFord revived the Escort name for a car based on the second-generation Ford Focus sold on the Chinese market.
Great video. The mkIII was a huge advance on its predecessor, and a very good car in its own right. The styling was spot-on, especially the XR3.
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The big-selling front-wheel-drive hatchback is beginning to be taken seriously by classic enthusiasts, and with good reason. So, the Car of the Year also sold a million in Britain faster than any other vehicle — ever. So ubiquitous was this car, people tend to forget what a great leap it made over the preceding MkII.
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