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Compact Ford Motor Cars Through the Years

A Pictorial Glimpse of Ford Motor Cars Through the Years

Henry Ford
Henry Ford 1919

Edsel Ford
Edsel Ford 1921

Ford Motor Company is an American multinational corporation based in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. The automaker was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The organization offers autos and business vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury autos under the Lincoln mark. Ford likewise owns Brazilian SUV maker, Troller, and Australian performance auto producer FPV. In the past it has additionally created tractors and car parts. Ford has a 2.1% stake in Mazda of Japan, a 8% ownership in Aston Martin in the United Kingdom, and a 49% ownership in Jiangling of China. It likewise has various joint-ventures, one such venture in China (Changan Ford Mazda), another in Taiwan (Ford Lio Ho), another in Thailand (AutoAlliance Thailand), another in Turkey (Ford Otosan), and another in Russia (Ford Sollers). Ford is also listed on the New York Stock Exchange and controlled over by the Ford family, in spite of the fact that they have minority proprietorship (however greater part of the voting power).

Ford initiated techniques for large scale manufacture of autos and large scale administration of a industrial workforce utilizing intricately designed manufacturing sequences embodied by moving moving production lines; by 1914 these strategies were referred to far and wide as Fordism. Ford's previous UK subsidiaries Jaguar and Land Rover, obtained in 1989 and 2000 respectively, were sold to in March, 2008 Tata Motors of India. Ford also owned the Swedish auto company Volvo from 1999 to 2010, which it sold to Geely Automobile. In 2011, Ford quit making the Mercury brand, under which it had sold entry-level luxury autos in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East since 1938.

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Ford Falcon (1960-1970)

1960 Ford Falcon Sedan
1960 Ford Falcon Sedan
1961 Ford Falcon Sedan
1961 Ford Falcon Sedan
1963 Ford Falcon Convertable
1963 Ford Falcon Convertible
1964 Ford Falcon
1964 Ford Falcon
1965 Ford Falcon Futura 2 Door Hardtop
1965 Ford Falcon Futura 2 Door Hardtop
1966 Ford Falcon Futura Coupe
1966 Ford Falcon Futura Coupe
1967 Ford Falcon Sedan
1967 Ford Falcon Sedan
1968 Ford Falcon GT XT Sedan
1968 Ford Falcon GT XT Sedan
1969 Ford Falcon Coupe
1969 Ford Falcon Coupe
1970 Ford Falcon Coupe. Ford tooled up a unique two-door for the short 1970 ½ model run
1970 Ford Falcon Coupe
The Falcon was manufactured by Ford from 1960 to 1970 over three generations. It was a initially a sales success, outselling rival compacts from Chrysler and General Motors built during the same time. The Falcon was offered in two-door and four-door sedans, two-door and four-door station wagons, two-door hardtop, convertible, car Ranchero pickup and sedan delivery configurations.

On January 1, 1970, the Falcon name was transferred to a low-priced version of the contemporary Ford Fairlane. The new model, which was a subseries of the Fairlane series, was marketed as the "Falcon 1970½" and was available as a two-door sedan, four-door sedan, and four-door wagon. Despite the fact that the Maverick two-door sedan had been released in April 1969 as a replacement for the soon to be discontinued "compact" Falcon two-door, Ford went to the trouble of tooling up a unique two-door sedan for the short 1970½ model run

Ford Maverick (1969-1977)

1969 Ford Maverick
1969 Ford Maverick
1970 Ford Maverick
1970 Ford Maverick
1971 Ford Maverick Boss 351 II photograph by Dave Koontz
1971 Ford Maverick Boss 351 II photo by Dave Koontz
1972 Ford Maverick
1972 Ford Maverick
1973 Ford Maverick Sedan
1973 Ford Maverick Sedan
1974 Ford Maverick
1974 Ford Maverick
1975 Ford Maverick
1975 Ford Maverick
1976 Ford Maverick Sedan
1976 Ford Maverick Sedan
1977 Ford Maverick
1977 Ford Maverick
The Ford Maverick is a compact car manufactured and marketed by Ford for model years 1969–1977 in the United States, originally as a two-door sedan employing a rear-wheel drive platform original to the 1960 Falcon — and subsequently as a four-door sedan on the same platform In its final year, the Maverick remained unchanged for 1977 except for a police package which was not sufficiently upgraded for police work and sold less than 400 units. The Maverick was produced in Brazil until 1979. Maverick's place in the North American Ford lineup was essentially taken by the 1978 Fairmont. The Maverick had no significant changes towards the end of its lifespan, since it was originally meant to be replaced in 1975 by the Granada. However, Ford decided to keep selling both lines until the 1978 model year introduction of the Fairmont.

Ford Pinto (1971-1980)

1971 Ford Pinto
1971 Ford Pinto
1972 Ford Pinto
1972 Ford Pinto
1973 Ford Pinto
1973 Ford Pinto
1974 Ford Pinto Squire Wagon
1974 Ford Pinto Squire Wagon
1975 Ford Pinto
1975 Ford Pinto
1976 Ford Pinto
1976 Ford Pinto
1977 Ford Pinto Squire Wagon
1977 Ford Pinto Squire Wagon
1978 Ford Pinto
1978 Ford Pinto
1979 Ford Pinto
1979 Ford Pinto
1980 Ford Pinto
1980 Ford Pinto
The Pinto was fabricated and sold by Ford Motor Company during the model years 1971–1980. The first subcompact created by Ford in North America, the Pinto was promoted in (1971-1972) as two-door coupe, (1971-1980) as three-door hatchback, and (1972-1980) as three-door station wagon, and was the first mass-produced American auto with rack and pinion guiding. 1980 marked the end of the Pinto's production run.

Ford Fiesta - (1976-Current)

1976 Ford Fiesta
1976 Ford Fiesta
1977 Ford Fiesta
1977 Ford Fiesta
1978 Ford Fiesta
1978 Ford Fiesta
1979 Ford Fiesta
1979 Ford Fiesta
1980 Ford Fiesta
1980 Ford Fiesta
1981 Ford Fiesta
1981 Ford Fiesta
1982 Ford Fiesta
1982 Ford Fiesta
1983 Ford Fiesta
1983 Ford Fiesta
1984 Ford Fiesta
1984 Ford Fiesta
1985 Ford Fiesta
1985 Ford Fiesta
1987 Ford Fiesta
1987 Ford Fiesta
2012 Ford Fiesta
2012 Ford Fiesta
2013 Ford Fiesta SE
2013 Ford Fiesta SE
2014 Ford Fiesta 5 Door Hatchback
2014 Ford Fiesta 5 Door Hatchback
2015 Ford Fiesta S
2015 Ford Fiesta S
2016 Ford Fiesta ST
2016 Ford Fiesta ST
2017 Ford Fiesta ST
2017 Ford Fiesta ST
2018 Ford Fiesta
2018 Ford Fiesta
2019 Ford Fiesta ST
2019 Ford Fiesta ST
2020 Ford Fiesta ST
2020 Ford Fiesta ST
The Ford Fiesta is a supermini marketed by Ford since 1976 over seven generations and manufactured globally, including in Europe, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, China, India, Thailand, and South Africa. In 2008, the seventh generation Fiesta (Mark VII) was introduced worldwide, making it the first Fiesta model to be sold in North America since the Fiesta Mark I was discontinued at the end of 1980.

Ford Escort (1981-2004)

1981 Ford Escort 1981 Ford Escort
1982 Ford Escort 1982 Ford Escort
1983 Ford Escort 1983 Ford Escort
1984 Ford Escort GL 1984 Ford Escort GL
1985 Ford Escort GL 1985 Ford Escort GL
1986 Ford Escort RS Turbo 1986 Ford Escort RS Turbo
1988 Ford Escort RS Turbo 1988 Ford Escort RS Turbo
1996 Ford Escort 1996 Ford Escort
1998 Ford Escort 1998 Ford Escort
1999 Ford Escort 1999 Ford Escort
2000 Ford Escort 2000 Ford Escort
2001 Ford Escort 2001 Ford Escort
2002 Ford Escort 2002 Ford Escort
2003 Ford Escort ZX2 2003 Ford Escort ZX2
2004 Ford Escort 2004 Ford Escort
The Ford Escort is a small family car which was manufactured by Ford Europe from 1968 to 2004. The Ford Escort name was also applied to several different small cars produced in North America by Ford between 1981 and 2004.

Ford Tempo (1984-1994)

1984 Ford Tempo 1984 Ford Tempo
1985 Ford Tempo 1985 Ford Tempo
1986 Ford Tempo 1986 Ford Tempo
1987 Ford Tempo LX 1987 Ford Tempo LX
1989 Ford Tempo 1989 Ford Tempo
1990 Ford Tempo 1990 Ford Tempo
1991 Ford Tempo 1991 Ford Tempo
1992 Ford Tempo GLS SHO 1992 Ford Tempo GLS SHO
1993 Ford Tempo 1993 Ford Tempo
1994 Ford Tempo 1994 Ford Tempo
The Ford Tempo and its twin Mercury Topaz, are compacts that were manufactured during the model years 1984 to 1994. They were downsized replacements to the square shaped Ford Fairmont and Mercury Zephyr. The Tempo and Topaz were a piece of a plan to offer all the more ecologically friendly, fuel efficient, and more cutting edge styled models to contend with the European and Japanese imports. While it sold well, its advancement and streamlined design opened doors for the more earth shattering Ford Taurus. In 1995, they were replaced by The "world auto" platform marketed in the US as the Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique, furthermore by the bigger Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable.

Ford Probe (1989-1997)

1989 Ford Probe
1989 Ford Probe
1994 Ford Probe
1994 Ford Probe
1995 Ford Probe
1995 Ford Probe
1996 Ford Probe
1996 Ford Probe
1997 Ford Probe
1997 Ford Probe
Based on the Mazda MX-6 as a sport compact coupe, the Probe was intended to fill the market niche formerly occupied by the Capri in Europe, and it was originally intended to be the fourth generation Ford Mustang in the North American market as a direct competitor with the Acura Integra, Nissan 200SX, and the Toyota Celica.

Ford Contour (1995-2000)

1995 Ford Contour SVT 1995 Ford Contour SVT
1997 Ford Contour 1997 Ford Contour
1998 Ford Contour 1998 Ford Contour
1999 Ford Contour SVT 1999 Ford Contour SVT
2000 Ford Contour SVT 2000 Ford Contour SVT
The Ford Contour and its rebadged Mercury variant, the Mercury Mystique, are North American versions of the first-generation Ford Mondeo, marketed for model years 1995-2000 as a four door sedan, replacing the Ford Tempo and Mercury Topaz. Production at Kansas City Assembly in Claycomo, Missouri, and Cuautitlán Assembly started in August 15, 1994

Ford Focus (1998-present)

1998 Ford Focus 1998 Ford Focus
2011 Ford Focus 2011 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus SE 2012 Ford Focus SE
2013 Ford Focus 2013 Ford Focus
2014 Ford Focus Titanium Hatchback 2014 Ford Focus Titanium Hatchback
2015 Ford Focus Titanium Hatchback 2015 Ford Focus Titanium Hatchback
2016 Ford Focus 2016 Ford Focus
2017 Ford Focus Titanium 2017 Ford Focus Titanium
2018 Ford Focus 2018 Ford Focus
2019 Ford Focus ST 2019 Ford Focus ST
The Focus was released in July 1998 in Europe, succeeding the Ford Escort, and replaced the Mazda Familia-derived Ford Laser in Asia and Oceania along with the Laser-based North American Escort. Wayne Stamping & Assembly started producing the Focus for North America with sales beginning in 1999. The last North American-produced Focus rolled off the line at the Michigan Assembly Plant on May 4, 2018.  Production of a fourth generation Focus began elsewhere in 2018.

Ford Electric

Ford Escape Hybrid (2004-present) (PHEV)

2004 Ford Escape Hybrid
2004 Ford Escape Hybrid
2018 Ford Escape Hybrid
2018 Ford Escape Hybrid
On August 2009 Ford delivered the first Escape Plug-in equipped with intelligent vehicle-to-grid (V2G) communications and control system technology to American Electric Power of Columbus, Ohio. This technology allows the vehicle operator to program when to recharge the vehicle, for how long and at what utility rate. The battery systems communicate directly with the electrical grid via smart meters provided by utility companies through wireless networking. During the two years since the demonstration program began, the fleet of Escape Plug-ins has logged more than 75,000 miles (121,000 km), and Ford plans to equip all 21 plug-in hybrid Escapes with the vehicle-to-grid communications technology.

Ford C-Max (2012-present)(PHEV)

2012 Ford C-Max Hybrid
2012 Ford C-Max Hybrid
2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid
2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid
Ford introduced the C-Max in the United States as its first hybrid-only line of vehicles, which includes the C-Max Hybrid, released in September 2012, and the C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, launched in October 2012. Although the C-Max was initially available only in Europe, the first generation was partially available in New Zealand. With the introduction of the new large MPVs S-Max and Galaxy, the C-Max is now the mid-sized multi-purpose vehicle in Ford's lineup, above the B-Max.

Ford Focus Electric (2010-present)(BEV)

2010 Ford Focus Electric
2010 Ford Focus Electric
2017 Ford Focus Electric
2017 Ford Focus Electric
The Ford Focus Electric is a 5-door hatchback electric car produced by Ford. The Focus Electric is Ford's second full production, all-electric vehicle (the first being the Ford Ranger EV), and production began in December 2011. The Focus Electric uses the same body (or glider) as the gasoline powered third generation Ford Focus. On introduction in 2011 it had a 23 kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack, which delivered a range of 76 miles according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. For the 2017 model this was upgraded to a 33.5 kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack which delivers a range of 115 mi (185 km) according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency

Ford Fusion Energi (2010-present (PHEV)

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid
The Ford Fusion Hybrid is a gasoline-electric hybrid powered version of the mid-sized Ford Fusion sedan manufactured and marketed by Ford, now in its second generation. A plug-in hybrid version, the Ford Fusion Energi, was released in the U.S. in February 2013. The first generation was launched to the U.S. market in March 2009 for model year 2010, together with its badge-engineered variants, the Mercury Milan Hybrid and the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. The second generation was launched under the Ford and Lincoln brands for model year 2013, went on sale in the U.S. in October 2012.

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