Ford Orion

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Ford Orion
ManufacturerFord Motor Company
Production1983 — 1993
AssemblyHalewood, UK
Saarlouis, Germany[1]
Almussafes, Valencia, Spain[2]
General Pacheco, Buenos Aires
Valencia, Venezuela
Bouk an chassis
ClessSmall family car
Body style4-door saloon
RelatitFord Escort
Ford Verona
Ingine1296 cc OHV "Valencia/HCS" Straight-4
1296 cc OHC "CVH" Straight-4
1596 cc OHC "CVH" Straight-4
1753 cc OHC "Endura-D" Straight-4 Diesel
TransmissionFord BC4 4-speed manual
Ford BC5 5-speed manual
Ford ATX 3-speed automatic
PredecessorFord Escort (1968-80)
Ford Cortina
SuccessorFord Escort Saloon (1993)

The Ford Orion is a saloon caur biggit bi the automaker Ford for the European mercat frae 22 Julie 1983 till 19 September 1993. A tot o 534,239 Orions wur sauld throughoot the caur's 10-year life.

The Orion is based on the Ford Escort, but at the back, insteid o the Escort's hatchback, the Orion features a separate trunk / boot. Visually the Orion's notch-back rear end an greater rear overhang mak it readily distinguishable frae its better sellin sibling.

Interniational variants[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Brazilian Ford Verona wis seemilar 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 muckle 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 sauld alangside the replacement third generation Telstar range.
  1. "Facilities | Ford Motor Company Newsroom". Archived frae the original on 2 September 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  2. "Facilities | Ford Motor Company Newsroom". Retrieved 21 October 2011.