The Mark III was a radical departure from the mk2 escort underside two previous models, the biggest changes being the adoption of front-wheel drive, and the new hatchback body, which introduced trademark styling cues which would be later seen in the forthcoming Sierra and Scorpio, most notably the.
In this form, the Escort was perhaps not the most sophisticated of the rear-drive saloon cars that dominated rallying in the late 1970s, but it was reliable and powerful, and good enough to win.
The final performance update arrived in the form of the turbocharged RS Turbo model in 1984.Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be likely.It was essentially a special created for rallying, and surviving road versions are very rare and collectible today.The 950 cc engine was still offered in Italy where the smaller engine attracted tax advantages, but in the other larger European markets in Europe it was unavailable.The XR3i was discontinued at the beginning of 1994.
It replaced the successful long running Anglia.
These drivers' successes throughout the year gave Ford the manufacturers' title, the only time the company had achieved this until the 2006 season, when Marcus Grönholm and Mikko Hirvonen won title for Ford in Ford Focus RS WRC.In 1987, an LX trim designation was introduced which was situated between the L and GL models.Unlike other markets - likely due to the estate's absence - the van could also be offered in a higher level of trim - a GL, and a Sport pack van could be offered.Like the Mexico and RS1600 this car was produced at the Aveley plant.Other markets continued with the.6 L Kent in the Mark II and called it the "Sport" model.A new.6 L 16-valve 90 bhp (66 kW) Zetec engine was introduced, replacing the previous CVH.At this time, the Escort was dropped in South Africa and replaced by the Laser and Meteor, although the Escortbased Bantam pick-up remained in production, facelifted, and also sold as a Mazda Rustler.This version had new front lights, bonnet, front wings, front and rear bumpers, wing mirrors, door handles and 4 different front radiator grilles (slats, honeycombe, circles and chrome).The North American Escort introduced at this time was a derivative.Developed in Dagenham, it was remarkably economical for its time, and still is to this day, managing over 70 mpg.
A first for the Escort also saw the introduction of all Disc brake on all four wheels as standard on all RS2000 and Xr3i models.
This kit was made by cofap in Brazil.