The Orion is based on the Ford Escort, but at the back, instead o the Escort's hatchback, the Orion features a separate trunk / boot. Visually the Orion's notch-back rear end an greater rear overhang make it readily distinguishable frae its better sellin sibling.
Interniational variants[eedit | eedit soorce]
The Brazilian Ford Verona wis similar tae the Orion (the 1993 model wis identical, except for the bootlid badge), but it uised the Ford CHT ingine pouer unit in place o the CVH an Zetec installed in the Orion.
Ither Ford Orions[eedit | eedit soorce]
- The 2008 model o the lairge rear-wheel drive Ford Falcon FG in Australie, the FG, wis code-named 'Orion'.
- The Orion name wis uised in New Zealand for the seicont generation Ford Telstar, when sold alangside the replacement third generation Telstar range.
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