|Manufacturer||Ford Motor Company|
|Production||1971–1980 (in Americae)|
|Assembly||St. Thomas, Ontario
Edison, New Jersey
|Body style||2-door coupe
2-door sedan delivery
2-door station wagon
|Ingine||1.6L, 2.0L & 2.3L I4, 2.8L V6|
|Transmission||4-speed manual; "Selectshift Cruise-O-Matic"|
|Wheelbase||94.0 in (2,390 mm)|
|Length||163 in (4,100 mm)|
|Width||69.4 in (1,760 mm)|
|Hicht||50 in (1,300 mm)|
|Relatit||Mercury Bobcat, Mustang II|
The Ford Pinto debuted as a compact caur bi the Ford Motor Company on September 11, 1970, derivin its name frae the Pinto horse an competin in the nascent Unitit States sma caur market frae 1971-1980.
Initially offered as a twa-door coupe, Ford ultimately offered the Pinto in coupe, wagon, an hatchback models tae compete wi the AMC Gremlin an Chevrolet Vega, alang wi importit models frae Volkswagen, Datsun, Toyota an ither manufacturers. Bi Januar 1971, the Pinto haed sold ower 100,000 units. In its last model year, Ford built 68,179 units.
The Pinto's legacy wis affected bi controversy surroondin the safety o its gas tank design, Ford's 1978 recall o the caur, an a later study concludin the Pinto wis as safe or safer than ither caurs in its class.
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- ""building just 68,179 Pintos that year"".
- Mays, James C. Ford and Canada: 100 Years Together (Montréal: Syam Publishing, 2003), p.116.
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