The Ford Scorpio was an executive automobile that was designed and built by the Ford Motor Company in between 1985 and 1998 for the European market. The automobile was known as the Ford Granada in the UK and Ireland.
Mark 1 Scorpios had been largely based upon the previous Ford Granada, however engineering wise it was based on the Ford Sierra. The Scorpio came with a 1.8L or 2.0L Pinto engine, the efficiency models have a 2.4L or two.8L V6 Cologne engine. The automobile featured state of the art technology for the time. These included, dual climate manage, electric sun-roof, heated seats, anti-lock brakes, cruise manage and 4WD on later models.
The automobile was obtainable as a four door saloon and 5 door hatchback. An estate version was introduce some years later. In 1989 a permanence model recognized as the Scorpio Cosworth was introduced. This car had a high performance two.9L 24 valve V6 engine. All Scorpios were obtainable with manual or automatic transmission systems. The car is better at performing on highways for lengthy distances, even though the automobile had outstanding handling and responsive steering.
The automobile was known as the Merkur Scorpio in North America and Canada and was introduced in 1988. It came with a 2.9L V6 Cologne engine and ceased production in 1990. The automobile produced 140 hp and came fitted with A4LD four speed automatic transmission. Some models had T-9 5 speed manual transmission. The Canadian models were only automatic transmission. The automobile was marketed in The USA and Canada as a mid range executive luxury car.
A Ford Ford Scorpio two.3L Ultima was introduced in 1998. This was a Scorpio with a facelift, total with a new grill design, lights, dashboard and bonnet.
The automobile did not fare too well initially in the press. This was due to its unusual exterior. Ford had been usually innovators in style and it was not long before the car became much more accepted. Ford wanted the car to compete with BMW in the luxury car market, they had been unsuccessful but the automobile has usually been praised by their owners and anyone who drove one.
The Ford Scorpio, and you can find Mahindra Scorpio too, makes an excellent option of secondhand automobile. They are very well constructed and the engineering has been built to last. There are a good many of these cars obtainable in the secondhand market that are in excellent condition. The car is economical and comfortable and has a large amount of space. This makes the car perfect for those searching for a second-hand executive car that is ideal for long journeys.