Ford Verona

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Ford Verona/Volkswagen Apollo
Ford Verona LX rear.jpg
Manufacturer Ford
An aw cried Volkswagen Apollo
Ford Orion
Production 1989-1992 and 1993-1996
Predecessor Ford Del Rey
Successor Ford Escort saloon
Class Compact
Layout Front-ingine, front-wheel drive

The Ford Verona wis a caur sold in Brazil in the 1990s. It wis a locally designed twa-door saloon version o the European Ford Orion Mk 1, intendit tae cater tae Brazilian demand for twa-door sedans (nae twa-door Orion wis available in Europe). It also featured the vera efficient CHT 1.6 ingine an, in the top version, the Volkswagen AP 1.8 liter ingine (same that wis also uised in the Audi 80). It wis also slightly different frae the Ford Orion mechanically.

In 1993 came a new generation, based on the European Ford Orion Mk 3 (the last o European Orion). This version wis pouered bi the classic Volkswagen AP ingine instead o the traditional CHT ingine an the gearbox frae the Volkswagen Jetta. There wis a successful fower-door sedan version as well.

Unner the Autolatina joint venture, which saw Ford an Volkswagen share models in Brazil an Argentinae, the Mk 3½-based version wis also sold bi Volkswagen as the Apollo, an later the Mk 4-based version wis named Logus. Baith featured VW's awn interior design.

The Verona wis available till 1996, when it wis nae langer produced.