Ford cars of the 1980s - UK

Ford Fiesta 1981-2
Ford Fiesta 1981-2

The 1980s saw the end of the Ford Cortina (1982) and Ford Capri (1987). Ford continued their 1970s' success with the Fiesta, Escort and Granada.

The Sierra was the all-new Cortina replacement. Its wind tunnel tested body gave it the nickname 'jelly mould'. Buyers weren't initially impressed, but soon embraced the new look.

Another new name for the 1980s was the Orion. The new Escort (1980) was a hatchback. The Orion satisfied more conservative buyers looking for a small family saloon with a boot.

Ford could do no wrong in the 1980s. Fords were the best-selling cars of the 1980s. The Escort was number 1, the Fiesta number 2 and the Sierra number 3.

Read more: Britain's best-selling cars from the 80s

Ford Escort Mk3 1981
Ford Escort Mk3 1981

A complete list of Ford cars from the 1980s is:

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