What if the Ford Escorts and Capri come back?

It’s been a while since Ford It “plays” with the nostalgia effect of the fans. There Mustang and the Bronco are a clear example of this: two models that evoke old-time emotions in customers and that are having a second life in the new millennium.

In addition, “Mustang” is also part of the name of the first 100% electric SUV of the Blue Oval, as if to indicate a strong change, but always in line with the tradition and historical symbols of the brand. The amarcord in the Ford House, however, could continue for a long time.

Tribute to history

According to what was discovered by Ford Authority, the brand registered five “new” names last December 23: Capri, Cortina, Escort, Granada e Orion. These brands can be associated in Europe, Australia and New Zealand for “cars or parts thereof”.

Ford Capri

Before letting oneself get caught up in easy enthusiasm, however, it should be remembered that the manufacturers often carry out maneuvers of this type to avoid losing commercial rights and leaving them in the hands of the competition. At the same time – considering that Ford recently also recorded “Excursion and” Thunderbird “- there could be room for a long series of revivals in the next few years.

The stories of Orion, Granada and Cortina

Going into the historical detail of the registered trademarks, the Orion was the “ancestor” of the Ford Focus, one compact sedan of 4.2 meters produced between 1983 and 1993. The Granada, on the other hand, represented an important historical turning point as it was one of the first models conceived for both the British and West German markets (until then the price lists were strongly divided).

The two generations of the Granada (available as a coupe and midsize sedan) remained on the list from 1972 to 1985, when Ford introduced the Scorpio.

Finally, the Cortina was designed in collaboration with Lotus and sold between 1963 and 1970. This sports sedan was one of the funniest models in the segment of the time with a 1.6-liter engine of over 100hp. Furthermore, the rally version was driven by a motorsport legend like Jim Clark.

It is clear, however, that the minds of enthusiasts mainly focus on two of the registered brands.

The return how electric?

Above all, Capri and Escort are the models that evoke the most memories for Italy. The first was one sports coupe sold between 1969 and 1986 in over 1.8 million copies worldwide, while the Escort is an even more historic brand.

Offered as a sedan, family and van version, we are talking about one of the most iconic Fords of the European range, with four generations sold between 1968 and 2000.

One of the most important and still collectible versions is the Escort RS Cosworth who between 1993 and 1996 also participated in the WRC, winning eight races and contributing to the conquest of four podiums in the constructors’ championship.

What do you have in store, then, Ford? The impression is that at least one of these iconic models will come back to life in the next few years, certainly not among the Ford news for 2022. And, given the strong push for electrification, we would not be surprised to see an Escort or a Capri. 100% electric.


Source: Motor1.com Italia – News by it.motor1.com.

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