For the s Ford Escort estate car, see Ford Squire. In UK the Four-door saloon and the Three-door hatchback was discontinued in The first generation was produced from to The second generation was made from to The third generation was made from to , it was the first Escort to offer hatchback models as well as front-wheel drive, it was mildly updated in with a 5-door estate added and also spawned a saloon version called the Orion. The fourth generation arrived in and was made until
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Following its announcement in mid that they intended reviving the "Escort" name for a car based on an older version of the Ford Focus ,  Ford launched the new Escort in January Ford had used the Escort name on three earlier car lines; firstly on a variant of the Ford Squire sold in the UK to , then on the better-known European Ford Escort sold from to , and the North American Ford Escort sold between and In , Ford announced its intention to resurrect the "Escort" nameplate on the Chinese market in , with a compact car based on the then-current Ford Focus Classic, itself a version of the second generation of Ford Focus. The Chinese Escort was intended to be the technical successor of the Focus Classic and positioned under the current third generation Ford Focus. When launched, the first generation Ford Focus had itself been the replacement for both the European and the North American Escort lines in their respective markets. They also noted that the suspension had been tweaked to suit Chinese road conditions, but stated that they did not think it seemed cheap enough for the intended market.
The Ford Escort is a small family car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company's European division between and The Escort name was also applied to several different designs in North America over the years. The first use of the Escort name was for a reduced specification version of the Ford Squire , a s estate car version of the Ford Anglia E , though this did not sell very well by comparison to the other members of the E family. It replaced the successful long running Anglia.
Sharing its name with the third-generation European Ford Escort , the model line is the first front-wheel drive Ford developed and sold in North America. Overcoming the tarnished reputation for quality and safety established by the fuel tank defect of the Pinto, the Escort became highly successful in the American marketplace. After , the model line became the best-selling car in the United States, a position it held during most of the s.