|Manufacturer||Ford Motor Company|
|Assembly||Atlanta, Georgie, Unitit States
Lorain, Ohio, Unitit States
Chicago, Illinois, Unitit States
Oakville, Ontario, Canadae
|Successor||Ford LTD II|
The Ford Torino is an intermediate caur produced bi the Ford Motor Company for the North American market between 1968 an 1976, named efter the ceety o Turin (Torino, in Italian), which is considered the Detroit o Italy. It wis initially an upscale version o the intermediate sized Ford Fairlane, which Ford produced between 1962 an 1970. Efter 1968, the Fairlane name wis retained for the base models with lawer levels o trim than those models which wore the Torino name. During this time, the Torino wis considered a subseries tae the Fairlane. By 1970 Torino haed become the primary name for Ford's intermediate, an the Fairlane wis nou a subseries o the Torino. In 1971 the Fairlane name wis dropped aathegither an aw Ford intermediates wur cawed Torino. This name wis ane o several originally proposed for the Mustang while in development. The Torino wis essentially a twin tae the Mercury Montego line.
Maist Torinos wur conventional caurs, an generally the maist popular models wur the 4-door sedans an 4-door hardtops. Housomeivver, Ford produced some hie performance versions o the Torino bi fittin them wi lairge pouerful ingines, such as the Template:Auto CID an Template:Auto CID "Cobra-Jet" ingines. These caurs ar classified as muscle caurs. Ford an aa chose the Torino as the base for its NASCAR entrants, an it haes a hichtlie successful racin heritage.