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Ford Orion
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 19831993
Class Small family car
Body style(s) 4-door saloon
Engine(s) 1.3 L I4
1.4 L I4
1.6 L I4
1.8 L I4
1.6 L diesel I4
1.8 L diesel I4
Related Ford Escort

The Ford Orion was a saloon built by the automaker Ford for the European market from July 22, 1983 to 19 September 1993. Ford sold 534,239 Orions throughout the cars 10 year life. In a recent article published by The Daily Telegraph it emerged that the Orion was the 7th best selling Ford car within the last 40 years [1] Image File history File links Orion from New Gods #1 source: http://fastbak. ... Automakers, also known as carmakers, automobile manufacturers, motor manufacturers, or the automobile industry are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... Ford Motor Company is an American multinational corporation and the worlds third largest automaker after Toyota and General Motors, based on worldwide vehicle sales. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... It has been suggested that Vehicle size class be merged into this article or section. ... A Ford Focus, classed as a small family car. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... A Toyota Camry, a recognizable sedan The Ford Five Hundred, a full-sized sedan The 3-box design, indicative of a notchback sedan, as illustrated on a full-size luxury sedan. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Internal combustion engine. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel (1858-1913), inventor of the diesel engine. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel (1858-1913), inventor of the diesel engine. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The Ford Escort was a small family car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from 1967 through 2003. ... A Toyota Camry, a recognizable sedan The Ford Five Hundred, a full-sized sedan The 3-box design, indicative of a notchback sedan, as illustrated on a full-size luxury sedan. ... Automakers, also known as carmakers, automobile manufacturers, motor manufacturers, or the automobile industry are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... Ford Motor Company is an American multinational corporation and the worlds third largest automaker after Toyota and General Motors, based on worldwide vehicle sales. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... July 22 is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... This article concerns the British newspaper. ...

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History

Orion Mk I

In the early 1980s, Ford's model lineup and image was changing. The company's older saloon lineup was replaced mainly by hatchbacks, from the Escort to the Granada and the new Sierra replacing the Cortina. The Orion was designed to fill the market demand for a traditional four-door saloon, left by the demise of the Cortina. The Orion looked similar to a contemporary Escort at the front, but rear of the body was totally different; the Orion had a long flat boot (three-box saloon design) rather than a hatchback or estate body like the Escort. Although the Orion's length was similar to that of the Sierra, the Sierra had more rear leg room while the Orion's boot was larger. This article cites very few or no references or sources. ... 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 Ford Cortina was a medium sized family car sold by Ford of Britain in various guises from 1962 to 1982. ... Peugeot 306 hatchback, with the hatch lifted and the parcel shelf tilted for access Not a hatchback: a fastback shape like this 2004 Bentley Continental GT can be confused with a true hatchback Hatchback is a term describing an automobile design, consisting of a passenger cabin with an integrated cargo... 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. ...


The Orion was a more upmarket saloon, derived from the third generation Escort, aimed at the fleet market and company buyers. In order not to spoil the Orion's upmarket pretensions, Ford deliberately only offered the Orion in GL and Ghia trim levels initially, and only in 1300 cc and 1600 cc (both carburettor and fuel injection options on the 1.6 Ghia) CVH engine options. The standard equipment on the Orion was far superior to that of the Ford Escort, e.g the Orion Ghia 1.6i standard features included central locking doors, sunroof, front sport seats, power windows, rear head restraints, tachometer and an information binnacle informing the driver when the vehicle needed maintenance. All of these features were very rare equipment on a small family car of the 1980s, together with the fact that the Orion was available with fuel injection was another very rare feature on a small family car; for example, Porsche was still fitting carburettors to particular models in their lineup. Other cars in this small executive saloon class were the Volkswagen Jetta, Daihatsu Charmant, Rover 213/216, Vauxhall Belmont, and the Mercedes-Benz 190. The term company may refer to a separate legal entity, as in English law, or may simply refer to a business, as is the common use in the United States. ... 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 carburetor (or carburettor, carb for short) is a device which mixes air and fuel for an internal_combustion engine. ... // Fuel injection is a means of metering fuel into an internal combustion engine. ... 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 letters CVH denote a particular type of 4-cylinder internal combustion engine produced by the Ford Motor Company during the 1980s and 1990s. ... Look up superior in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Ford Escort was a compact car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from 1967 through 2003. ... Power door locks (aka electric door locks or central locking) allow the driver or front passenger to simultaneously lock or unlock all the doors of an automobile or truck, by pressing a button or flipping a switch. ... This article cites very few or no references or sources. ... This article is about the auto company. ... The Volkswagen Jetta is an automobile produced by German automaker Volkswagen since 1980. ... 1987 Daihatsu Charmant The Daihatsu Charmant was a compact sedan built by Daihatsu of Japan, based on the Toyota Corolla. ... The Rover 200-series / 25 is an automobile produced by the Austin Rover Group, and latterly the Rover Group and MG Rover. ... The Vauxhall Belmont was a saloon car sold in the United Kingdom by Vauxhall, the British subsidiary of General Motors between 1984 and 1991. ... Mercedes-Benz has sold a number of automobiles with the 190 model name: 1955–1963 W121 1955–1963 190SL 1958–1959 190D 1959–1961 190b 1959–1961 190Db 1962–1965 W110 1962–1965 190c 1962–1965 190Dc 1984–1993 W201 1984...


The Orion 1.6i shared the same engine as the Escort XR3i and offered similar performance and handling without the insurance unfriendly tag that the XR badge started to command in the late 1980's. The 1.6i was topped by a luxury limited edition called the 1600E in 1989, the 1600E name harking back to the Mk2 Cortina 1600E as both were considered as decent performance and well equipped saloon cars for the working person. The Orion 1600E was available in black, white and metallic grey and had RS alloys, wood capping on the dash and doors and grey leather seats. Only 1600 were made, and only 1,000 of these had leather trim.


Eventually though, as the years went by, Ford brought the styling and engineering of the Orion closer to the Escort's (to cut design & manufacture costs) and people saw the Orion for what it was, a saloon version of the Escort, and it became the average family saloon when Ford eventually relented and produced derivatives in basic trim specification. The diesel-powered versions became synonymous with private taxi firms throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Engineering is the design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... This article cites very few or no references or sources. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


Orion Mk II and Mk III

Ford Orion MKII
Ford Orion MKII

In 1986, the Orion received the same facelift as the rest of the Escort range. The Mk 2 brought the option of anti-lock-brakes (ABS) and a heated front windscreen to the range, both items that were unheard of on any car in this catogory - regardless of price. The third generation Orion debuted in September 1990, but received the similar media criticism that the Escort endured for its lack of design flair as well as the disappointing refinement of some of its engines - particularly the low powered 1.3 OHV and 1.4 OHC petrol units. As with the Escort, the arrival of the Zetec 16 Valve engines and suspension changes in 1992 transformed the Orion's dynamic qualities markedly. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 282 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 361 pixel, file size: 58 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Ford Orion Source: Own picture This picture may have usage restrictions File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 282 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 361 pixel, file size: 58 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Ford Orion Source: Own picture This picture may have usage restrictions File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ABS is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings: Able-bodied Seaman / Able-bodied Seamen — (the original term was Able Seaman, abbreviated AB) ABS, a popular clothing brand by Allen B. Schwartz Always Better Service, the brand name of a computer manufacturing company. ... Look up September in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... The Ford Zetec is a name used on many inline 4 cylinder automobile engines. ... The front suspension components of a Ford Model T. Suspension is the term given to the system of springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


Saloon versions of the Escort Mk Vb and Mk VI

In September 1993, Ford dropped the Orion trademark (although it continued in use in Argentina) and simply used the "Escort" trademark for all body styles, to keep the Escort high in chart sales. Vauxhall did the same by dropping the Belmont-badged saloons and simply calling them Astra. The Escort saloon was discontinued in 1998, when production was pruned back on the launch of the Focus. 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... A trademark or trade mark[1] is a distinctive sign of some kind which is used by an individual, business organization or other legal entity to uniquely identify the source of its products and/or services to consumers, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities. ... A trademark or trade mark[1] is a distinctive sign of some kind which is used by an individual, business organization or other legal entity to uniquely identify the source of its products and/or services to consumers, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities. ... The Ford Escort was a small family car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from 1967 through 2003. ... For information about the football team see Vauxhall Motors F.C. Vauxhall Motors is a UK car company. ... The Vauxhall Belmont was a saloon car sold in the United Kingdom by Vauxhall, the British subsidiary of General Motors between 1984 and 1991. ... // Astra may refer to: Astra (Marvel), Marvel comics character Astra missile, under development by India Astra (album), a 1985 album by Asia Astra (manga), by Jerry Robinson. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


The Ford Verona was similar to the Orion, (the 1993 model was identical, except for the bootlid badge), but it used the Ford CHT engine power unit in place of the CVH and Zetec installed into the Orion. 1990 Ford Verona 1. ... The letters CHT denote a particular type of 4-cylinder internal combustion engine produced by the Ford Motor Company in Brazil during the 1980s. ... The letters CVH denote a particular type of 4-cylinder internal combustion engine produced by the Ford Motor Company during the 1980s and 1990s. ... The Ford Zetec is a name used on many inline 4 cylinder automobile engines. ...

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Type 1980s 1990s 2000s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
City car Ka
Supermini Fiesta I Fiesta II Fiesta III Fiesta IV Fiesta V Fiesta VI Fiesta VII
Small family car Escort III
/ Orion I
Escort IV
/ Orion II
Escort V
/ Orion III
Escort Vb Escort VI Focus I Focus II
Large family car Sierra Mondeo I Mondeo II Mondeo III Mondeo IV
Executive car Granada II Scorpio I / Granada III Scorpio II
Coupé Capri Puma
Probe Cougar
Mini MPV Fusion
Compact MPV Focus C-MAX
Large MPV S-MAX
Galaxy I Galaxy II

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Ford Orion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (483 words)
The Ford Orion is a four-door saloon automobile model introduced by Ford's European division on July 22, 1983.
In 1986 the Orion received the same facelift as the rest of the Escort range, and the second generation Orion debuted in 1990, to the same media condemnation as the rest of its fourth-generation Escort siblings.
The Ford Verona was similar to the Orion, (the 1993 model was identical, except for the bootlid badge), but it used the Ford CHT engine power unit in place of the CVH and Zetec installed into the Orion.
The Orion (624 words)
The Orion was introduced in September 1983 by ford to bridge the gap between the Escort and the Sierra.
Fords idea was to create a car based on the class-leading Escort, lengthening it by almost 9 inches and changing 34% of the body panels, giving the Orion a unique personality.
But throughout the years as Ford re-aligned the specification and styling of the Orion closer and closer to the Escorts, the car slowly lost its individuality and substance, and in October 1993, almost exactly 10 years after its launch, the inevitable happened, Ford denounced the Orion mark in favour of the Escort 4 door name.
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