The car used Ford's contemporary design language of the mujer buscando hombre buenos aires 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.
The suspension consisted of MacPherson strut front suspension and a simple live axle mounted on leaf springs.
Versiones RS editar Ford Escort.Early 1992 saw the launch of the Escort RS Cosworth.At the rear, the Ford logo moved from the right to the centre of the boot, except for the van and convertible models.For 1980, all Ghia models gained standard alloy wheels.New Zealand edit The Mk II Escort was introduced to New Zealand in early 1975, assembled at Ford's plant in Wiri, South Auckland.396 397: Of the 848,388 Escort Mk Is built by Ford Germany, only 234,667 were actually sold in Germany.31 A convertible version, made by coachbuilder Karmann appeared the same year as the five-door estate (1983).The.0 L and.6 L were all Ford CHT motors.This tiny engine remained popular in Italy, where it was carried over for the Escort Mark II, but in France it was discontinued during 1972.The.0 L RS2000 version, with its distinctively slanted polyurethane nose, and featuring the Pinto engine from the Cortina, was announced in the UK in March 1975 24 and introduced in Germany in August 1975, 25 being reportedly produced in both countries.49 In 1998, Ford announced an all-new car, the Focus, which replaced the Escort and superseded the "Escort" name that had been in use for 30 years.
En 1986, el Escort III fue reestilizado para adaptarlo a la dura competencia en ese segmento del mercado (siendo vendido como Escort IV, que era básicamente el mismo automóvil).
32 The RS Turbo was somewhat of a disappointment; it had been delayed several times and when it went on sale in early 1985 the chassis came in for severe criticism.
Este nuevo Escort presentaba un diseño con mayores dimensiones que su antecesor, sin embargo esto no suponía un cambio de segmento para el modelo.