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The Ford Granada was the name for several cars produced by the Ford Motor Company. A series of cars was produced under this name in Europe, while an unrelated automobile used the name in North America. Image File history File links Derived from public domain images featured at: http://commons. ... For the magazine called automobile, see Automobile Magazine. ... Ford Motor Company is an American multinational corporation and the worlds third largest automaker based on vehicle sales in 2005. ... World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ...

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Europe

In Europe, the Ford Granada was produced at both its German factory in Köln (Cologne) and its British factory in Dagenham from between 1972 until 1976 when production switched entirely to Germany until it was discontinued in 1985. From 1985-94 the Granada name was used in the UK only. On the European continent the car was called Scorpio. World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. ... For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... Dagenham is a town within the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. ...

European Ford Granada GT V6 3.0, used in television programme The Sweeney
European Ford Granada GT V6 3.0, used in television programme The Sweeney

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Ford of Europe Granada Mark I (1972-77)

The March 1972 release Granada succeeded the British Ford Zephyr/Zodiac, and the German Ford 17M/20M/26M, as Ford's European executive car offering. At first, lower models in the range were called the Ford Consul, but from 1975 on they were all called Granadas. For other Ford related cars called Zephyr, see Mercury Zephyr, Lincoln-Zephyr, and Lincoln Zephyr The Ford Zephyr was a car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in the United Kingdom. ... 1980 Ford Cortina MkV Ford Taunus was a car sold by Ford in Germany. ... Car classification is a somewhat subjective subject, as many vehicles fall between classes or even outside all of them. ... Categories: Automobile stubs | Ford vehicles ...


Apparently Granada Television were not happy with the choice of name for the car and considered legal action, although they soon backed down. [citation needed] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


It soon became common as taxi, fleet and police usage. It was also converted into limousine and hearse versions by the British companies Coleman Milne and Woodall Nicholson. The Mk1 Consul/Granada was best known for its regular appearance on the television series The Sweeney in which DI Regan was often driven around in a Consul 3.0GT and later in other versions of the model. The show often featured car chase scenes in which the car would be well tested. Taxicab, short forms taxi or cab, is a type of public transport for a single passenger, or small group of passengers, typically for a non-shared ride. ... A limousine (or limo) is an unusually long luxury car, traditionally black or white in color. ... Funeral carriage, Museum of Funeral Customs A hearse is a funeral vehicle, a conveyance for the coffin from e. ... We dont have an article called Coleman Milne Start this article Search for Coleman Milne in. ... The Sweeney is a British television police drama focusing on two crime-fighting members of the Flying Squad, an elite branch of the British police force specialising in armed robbery and violent crime. ...


Mechanically, the European Granada conformed to Ford convention, the initial range using the Ford Essex V4 unit in 2.0 L displacement, and the "Essex" V6 engine in 2.5 and 3.0 L capacities. German models employed a Ford Taunus V4 engine in 1.7 L displacement, or the 3.0L Essex V6, or, more commonly the "Cologne" V6 in 2.0, 2.3 or 2.6 L capacities. The V4 was later replaced by the Pinto unit. The car generally followed mechanical layout of its predecessors Ford Zephyr/Zodiac, utilizing a coil sprung independent rear end, although front McPherson struts were replaced by double wishbones, introduced 18 months earlier in smaller TC Cortina and Taunus. On the other hand the Granada - like Ford 17M/20M/26M - featured drum brakes at rear, as opposed to the Ford Zephyr/Zodiac rear disc brakes. Essex V4 was a V4 engine from Ford Motor Company made at the plant in Essex. ... Displacement, One complete cycle of a four cylinder, four stroke engine. ... Ford Motor Company has produced two different V6 piston engines which have been commonly referred to as Essex: Ford Essex V6 engine (UK) - A 60° V6, 2. ... 1. ... Left side of a 2. ... 1700 cc High Compression Ford Taurus V4 A V4 is an engine in V configuration, with 4 cylinders. ... The Ford Pinto engine is the unofficial but ubiquitous nickname for a 4 cylinder internal combustion engine built by the Ford Motor Company in Europe. ... For other Ford related cars called Zephyr, see Mercury Zephyr, Lincoln-Zephyr, and Lincoln Zephyr The Ford Zephyr was a car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in the United Kingdom. ... The Ford Cortina was a medium family car sold by Ford of Britain. ... 1980 Ford Cortina MkV Ford Taunus was a car sold by Ford in Germany. ... For other Ford related cars called Zephyr, see Mercury Zephyr, Lincoln-Zephyr, and Lincoln Zephyr The Ford Zephyr was a car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in the United Kingdom. ...


The cars were available as two- and four-door saloons, a five-door estate (Turnier) and two-door fastback coupé. The early (1972-73) Coupé had slightly different sheetmetal; a more pronounced "coke-bottle" line. In 1974 the coupé was revised, with more straight lines. The "coke-bottle" coupé was unsuccessul in the UK, as most Granadas were chauffeur-driven, unlike in Germany, where they were owner-driven. The revised coupé was sold only in Ghia-trim in the UK, elsewhere in all trims with all engines available. This was the reverse of the situation with the TC Cortina and Taunus, where the British model had the "coke-bottle" styling. Saloon may refer to: Any bar, especially in the American Wild West. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... This classic Ford Mustang has a fastback body style. ... 1995 Buick Riviera coupe A coupé (from the French for cut) or coupe is a two or four-seater car with a fixed roof and two doors. ... Ghia (Carrozzeria Ghia SpA) is one of the most famous Italian automobile design and coachbuilding firms, founded in 1921 in Turin by Giacinto Ghia (1887 - 1944). ... The Ford Cortina was a medium family car sold by Ford of Britain. ... For the Tpoop automobile, see Ford Taunus. ...


In South Africa, the Granada Perana V8, built by Basil Green Motors, was available through Ford dealers with the 302 in³ Windsor V8 engine, developing 220 DIN HP. The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Windsor engine is a 90-degree small-block V8 from Ford Motor Company. ...

European 1982 Ford Granada 2.8 Ghia X
European 1982 Ford Granada 2.8 Ghia X

1982 Ford Granada 2. ... 1982 Ford Granada 2. ...

Ford of Europe Granada Mark II (1977-85)

The square and straight-lined Granada '78 appeared in August 1977 and was produced until April 1985 following a mild facelift and attention to drivetrain NVH in 1982. It was a development of the previous car, the main differences being the "Cologne" V6 engine in 2.3 L and 2.8 L forms replacing the older "Essex" unit, and the introduction of features such as air conditioning and fuel-injection. The coupé was discontinued when the new model began production, although there was a 2 door saloon version in certain European markets. August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Left side of a 2. ... Note: in the broadest sense, air conditioning can refer to any form of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. ...


As the range matured another two models were introduced. A sports based Granada was introduced as the Granada 2.8 Injection which had alloy wheels and a rather odd looking black bootlid spoiler. This model borrowed the 2.8i "injected" engine from the Ghia model range. Towards the end of its production run, the introduction of the 2.0 and 2.3 LX saloons and estates provided versions with a slightly higher specification than the "base" L models.


A special edition version of the Ghia X model was later introduced as the "Ford Granada Ghia X Executive" which added luxury appointments such as high grade Connolly leather interior.


There was also a special "Taxi" edition, available only in black, which included a foot-operated "panic button" in the drivers' footwell which would operate the alarm system.


In addition to these two models the range was complemented by estate models which reflected the same appointment levels as the entire saloon range including the Ghia X, but not the executive model.


Ford subcontracted assembly to Hyundai Motor Company in South Korea for export of this model to Southeast Asian countries.


The robust and tough nature of these cars has made them a popular choice in the UK for using as banger racing cars in recent years as older cars become harder to get hold of, and many have met their end on banger racing circuits. Banger racing or enduro racing is a dirt track racing type of motorsport event popularised in Europe and especially Great Britain, but also on short tracks of the United States, in which drivers of old vehicles race against one another around a race track and the race is won in...

European Ford Granada Mark III / Scorpio
European Ford Granada Mark III / Scorpio

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Ford of Europe Granada Mark III (1985-94)

In April 1985 the third-generation car arrived, which was essentially a rebadged Ford Scorpio, the Granada name being used in the UK and Ireland only, with the Scorpio badge being reserved for the top-range versions. The Ford Scorpio is an executive car produced by the Ford Motor Company at its factory in Cologne, Germany between 1985 and 1998. ...


This version of the Granada continued the theme from the previous version. This time the car superficially resembled a larger version of the Cortina's successor; the Ford Sierra. The Ford Sierra was a large family car built by Ford Motor Company in Europe between 1982 and 1993, originally designed by Patrick le Quément. ...


The final incarnation of the Granada proved itself to be a reliable and solid car. In August 2006, 12 years after the last model was made, a survey by Auto Express magazine revealed that more than 40,000 of the 265,640 MK3 Granadas registered in the UK were still on the road.


The entire range was called Scorpio from 1994.


North America

USA Ford Granada
USA Ford Granada

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1975–80

In North America, an unrelated car of the same name was introduced in 1975 along with a twin model, the Mercury Monarch. The similar Lincoln Versailles would be added in 1977. The Granada was touted by Ford as a rival to the similarly sized Mercedes-Benz 280SE of the time. The Granada and Monarch were available as a 2-door coupe or a 4-door sedan. The Monarch was a retrimmed version of the Mercury for the Canadian market, produced from 1949-57 and 1959-61. ... A Lincoln Versailles. ...


The Granada and Monarch were originally intended to replace the Ford Maverick and the Mercury Comet, but ended up being sold alongside them for three seasons, when the new models were repositioned as more upscale models intended to lure buyers moving from fully-equipped full-size models. They were assembled in Wayne, Michigan and Mahwah, New Jersey. They also overlapped with the Maverick/Comet's ultimate successors, the Ford Fairmont and the Mercury Zephyr, which were released in 1978. The first-generation Granada and Monarch were based on a platform that shared much of its design with earlier Ford compacts and intermediates, dating back to the 1960 Ford Falcon. Powertrain options included the base 200 in³ six-cylinder, a 250 in³ six, and 302 and 351 in³ V8s. Available transmissions included a standard three-speed manual, a four-speed manual with overdrive, and a three-speed automatic. Ford has used the Maverick name on four completely different automobiles in the last three decades. ... 1960 promotional art used in Comet advertising The Mercury Comet was an automobile produced by the Mercury division of the Ford Motor Company between 1960 and 1977. ... Wayne is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Map highlighting Mahwahs location within Bergen County. ... Ford Fairmont is a name that has been used for two unrelated models of automobile; one in Australia and one in North America. ... The Mercury Zephyr was a compact car sold by the Lincoln-Mercury division of Ford Motor Company in the North American market from 1978 to 1983. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... This article is about the Australian car model. ...


Ghia versions of both the Granada and Monarch included higher-level interior and exterior trim and added sound insulation. The Granada Sports Coupe was produced from 1976 to 1977. Mercury offered a similar treatment with its Monarch S from 1976 to 1977. The Sports Coupe and S packages included standard heavy-duty suspension, styled steel wheels, striping unique to this option and unique interior trim. The ESS (European Sport Sedan) version replaced the Sports Coupe from 1978 to 1980. Sports Coupe and ESS models can be identified by trim codes beginning with "P" on the car's data sticker on the edge of the driver's door. A minor restyling including rectangular headlamps and revised taillights occurred for 1978. The ESS models typically featured "blacked-out" chrome, snazzier wheels, and often a bucket seat interior with a floor-mounted shifter.


1981-82

The range was moved to Ford's newer Fox platform (introduced as the 1978 Ford Fairmont and Mercury Zephyr) for the 1981 model year and was sold through the 1982 model year. The Granada name was retained, but the Monarch name was replaced by Cougar in Mercury's lineup. Styling of these cars resembled a slightly bigger and more formal version of the Fairmont, with upgraded interior trim. Base power for the Fox-body Granada was a 2.3 L I4, with an optional 200 cid straight six and 255 in³ V8.


A wagon joined the lineup for the 1982 model year, replacing the Fairmont and Zephyr wagons, available in 'L' and 'GL' forms. For 1983, the Granada name was retired in the North American market, replaced by a Fox-platform-derived downsized model of the LTD. Mercury offered this car as the Marquis. 1971 Ford LTD convertible The Ford LTD is a car model name that has been used by the Ford Motor Company both in North America and Australia. ...


See also

The Mercury Grand Monarch Ghia was a luxury automobile built only in 1975 and 1976. ... A Lincoln Versailles. ... The Mercury Cougar was an automobile sold under the Mercury brand of the Ford Motor Companys Lincoln-Mercury Division. ...

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Ford Granada: Information from Answers.com (1419 words)
Mechanically, the European Granada conformed to Ford convention, the initial range using the Ford Essex V4 unit in 2.0 L displacement, and the "Essex" V6 engine in 2.5 and 3.0 L capacities.
In April 1985 the third-generation car arrived, which was essentially a rebadged Ford Scorpio, the Granada name being used in the UK and Ireland only, with the Scorpio badge being reserved for the top-range versions.
The Granada and Monarch were originally intended to replace the Ford Maverick and the Mercury Comet, but ended up being sold alongside them for three seasons, when the new models were repositioned as more upscale models intended to lure buyers moving from fully-equipped full-size models.
Ford Granada 2.9 Ghia (1071 words)
The Granada seems to almost have followed in his footsteps, the chubby kid which became the slim and stylish youth, before growing increasingly large, bloated and ugly.
For this test, we were loaned a G registered Granada (the best part of ten years old), well past its first bloom of youth, and now depreciated almost to the bargains section of Auto Trader.
At least with the Granada, the ones that were produced, including the so-called Scorpio, seem to be lasting quite well, so we could be seeing them for a long time yet.
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