Goodbye to the Ford Escort in Europe (but can Focus cut it without MAV?)
It was a car with a split personality: a family staple that also bred wayward sporting variants. It was a hugely successful car and model name, but spanning three decades, the Escort story was not wholly unblemished. The European launch of the Mark IV Escort in 1990 was one of the most embarrassing and flawed product launches in Ford's history. But that wake-up call was much needed and taught Ford some important lessons.
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