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Ford Escort Mk IV
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Ford Escort (Erika 86). 1986–90 (prod. n/a). 3- and 5-door saloon, 3- and 5-door estate, 2-door convertible. F/F, 997, 1392, 1555, 1596, 1781 cm³ petrol, 1753 cm³ diesel (I4 OHC), 1117, 1297 cm³ (I4 OHV). Facelifted version of successful Mk III, with improvements across range, including better ride and handling. Looking out of step against Opel Kadett E, though still successful thanks to Ford’s marketing strength. Improvement on Cd to 0,36. Optional ABS (standard on RS Turbo). South America had base Hobby model with 1·0, CHT 1·6 carried over, and 1·8 Volkswagen-powered petrol; main new engine in European range was the 1·4. Argentinian production not well regarded, with quality problems.

Manufacturing locations: Saarlouis, Saarland, Germany; Halewood, Merseyside, England; Valencia, Spain; São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil; Argentina

Marque: Ford | Model: Ford Escort | Predecessor: Ford Escort Mk III | Successor: Ford Escort Mk V

q.v. Ford Orion Mk II, Ford Verona Mk I


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