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The Ford Telstar was an automobile sold by the Ford Motor Company in Asia, Australasia and Africa, comparable in size to the European Ford Sierra and the American Ford Tempo. It has been progressively replaced by the Ford Mondeo. For the magazine called automobile, see Automobile Magazine. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled Ford Motor Company and Ford (vehicles). ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... Australasia Australasia is a term variably used to describe a region of Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa. ... Europe at its furthest extent, reaching to the Urals. ... 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. ... Second generation Ford Tempo coupe Second generation Ford Tempo sedan The Ford Tempo was introduced for the 1984 model year. ... The Ford Mondeo is a large family car sold by the Ford Motor Company in various markets throughout the world. ...

Ford Telstar
Manufacturer: Ford of Japan
Production: 19831999
Class: Midsize
Body styles: 4-door sedan
5-door hatchback
4-door station wagon
Predecessor: Ford Cortina
Ford Sierra
(South Africa)
Successor: Ford Mondeo
Ford Corsair (Australia)
Shares components with: Mazda Capella/Mazda Cronos
Automobile platform: Mazda GC (Telstar AR/AS 1983-1987)
Mazda GD (Telstar AT/AV 1987-1991)
Mazda GE (Telstar AX/AY 1991-1997)
Mazda CG (Telstar II 1994-1996)
Mazda GF (1997-1999)
Similar models: Mazda 626
Honda Accord
Toyota Corona
Nissan Primera
Mitsubishi Galant
GM Vectra
This article is part of the automobile series.

Like the smaller Ford Laser, the Telstar was in fact, based on a model produced by Mazda in Japan. It shared its platform with the Mazda Capella/626, the differences being confined to some styling, engine sizes, and specification. The first model (also known as the AR) was launched in 1983, replacing the Ford Cortina. Unlike the Cortina, or its Sierra successor, the Telstar was usually only available as a sedan or hatchback (known as the TX5). However, after 1988, a Telstar version of the 626 wagon was sold in Japan and New Zealand. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... A mid-size car, frequently referred to as an intermediate, is an automobile with a size between that of a compact and a full-size or standard-size car. ... This article is about the type of car. ... Peugeot 306 hatchback, with the hatch lifted and the parcel shelf tilted for access Not a hatchback: a fastback like this Ford Mustang can be confused with a true hatchback Hatchback is term describing an automobile design, consisting of a passenger cabin with an integrated cargo space, accessed from behind... 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 Ford Cortina was a medium family car sold by Ford of Britain. ... 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 Mondeo is a large family car sold by the Ford Motor Company in various markets throughout the world. ... Ford Corsair The Ford Corsair, manufactured by Ford Motor Company in the United Kingdom, was a midsize car available as either a saloon or estate from 1964 until 1970. ... Capella is the Japanese domestic market name for Mazdas midsize family car; larger than the Familia/323 but smaller than the Luce/929. ... Mazda used the Cronos name in Japan from 1991 until 1995 on a redesign of the Mazda Capella. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The Mazda G platform is an automobile platform for midsize cars. ... The Mazda G platform is an automobile platform for midsize cars. ... The Mazda G platform is an automobile platform for midsize cars. ... The Mazda C platform is an automobile platform for midsize cars. ... The Mazda G platform is an automobile platform for midsize cars. ... The Mazda 626 is an automobile produced by Mazda for the export market. ... The Honda Accord is an automobile manufactured by Honda. ... // Early Days The Toyota Corona was a midsize car manufactured by Toyota. ... The Nissan Primera is a large family car produced by the Japanese automaker Nissan for the domestic and European markets. ... The Mitsubishi Galant is an automobile manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors since 1969. ... 1992 Opel Vectra 2. ... For the magazine called automobile, see Automobile Magazine. ... The Ford Laser was a compact car sold by Ford in Asia, Australia, and parts of South America and Africa. ... Mazda Motor Corporation ) (TYO: 7261 ) is a Japanese automotive manufacturer based in Hiroshima, Japan. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... Capella is the Japanese domestic market name for Mazdas midsize family car; larger than the Familia/323 but smaller than the Luce/929. ... The Mazda 626 is an automobile produced by Mazda for the export market. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ford Cortina was a medium family car sold by Ford of Britain. ... A Toyota Camry, a recognizable sedan The Ford Five Hundred, a medium-sized sedan A sedan car, American English terminology (saloon in British English), is one of the most common body styles of the modern automobile. ... Peugeot 306 hatchback, with the hatch lifted and the parcel shelf tilted for access Not a hatchback: a fastback like this Ford Mustang can be confused with a true hatchback Hatchback is term describing an automobile design, consisting of a passenger cabin with an integrated cargo space, accessed from behind...

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Japan

In Japan, the Telstar was introduced in 1983 on the new front wheel drive Mazda GC platform. This model was replaced in 1987 with a refreshed version on the Mazda GD platform. A station wagon appeared in 1990 on the old GD-based GV platform, while the sedan was updated the next year with the newer GE platform. From 1994 through 1996, a special Telstar II was produced alongside the Japan-only Mazda Capella on the CG platform. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Front wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ... The Mazda G platform is an automobile platform for midsize cars. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Mazda G platform is an automobile platform for midsize cars. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Mazda G platform is an automobile platform for midsize cars. ... The Mazda G platform is an automobile platform for midsize cars. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Capella is the Japanese domestic market name for Mazdas midsize family car; larger than the Familia/323 but smaller than the Luce/929. ... The Mazda C platform is an automobile platform for midsize cars. ...


The last Telstar, based on the GF platform, was released in 1997, but was only sold in Japan, as Ford was now marketing the Mondeo in the Asian-Pacific region. The Telstar was dropped by Ford of Japan in 1999, as the company sought to differentiate itself from Mazda by concentrating on European and American Ford models. Telstars were briefly available with Mazda's four-wheel steering. The Mazda G platform is an automobile platform for midsize cars. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Europe at its furthest extent, reaching to the Urals. ...


Australia

First generation (AR)
Production May 1983–August 1985
Body style 5-door hatchback
4-door sedan
Engine 2.0L I4
Transmission 3-speed automatic
5-speed manual

In Australia, the Telstar filled the gap in Ford Australia's product line-up, left by the Cortina in 1981. The original incarnation of the Telstar (the AR) was released in 1983 and was based on the first front-wheel drive Mazda 626 vehicle. There was only one engine on offer – a 70kW 2.0 L carburetor. The car boasted many distinctive features, such as push-button adjustable suspension (which it shared with it’s 626 sister car), and a digital instrument cluster (which it did not), and was Wheels magazine’s Car of the Year for 1983. Peugeot 306 hatchback, with the hatch lifted and the parcel shelf tilted for access Not a hatchback: a fastback like this Ford Mustang can be confused with a true hatchback Hatchback is term describing an automobile design, consisting of a passenger cabin with an integrated cargo space, accessed from behind... A Toyota Camry, a recognizable sedan The Ford Five Hundred, a medium-sized sedan A sedan car, American English terminology (saloon in British English), is one of the most common body styles of the modern automobile. ... 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. ... Image:Gearbox. ... An automatic transmission is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the car or truck moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually. ... A manual transmission (also known as a stick shift, straight drive, or standard transmission) is a type of transmission used in automotive applications. ... Ford Australia is the Australian subsidiary of Ford Motor Company and was founded in Geelong, Victoria in 1926 as an outpost of Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. ... The Ford Cortina was a medium family car sold by Ford of Britain. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Front-wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ... The Mazda 626 is an automobile produced by Mazda for the export market. ... Wheels Magazine is an Australian automotive magazine. ... Car of the Year is a phrase usually considered to have been invented by Motor Trend magazine in the 1950s for their annual award for best automobile. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Local assembly of the Telstar was short-lived, and for a while the model was almost replaced by the Ford Corsair, which was simply a facelifted version of the Nissan Pintara, as the two companies were sharing models under the Button Plan. Ford Corsair The Ford Corsair, manufactured by Ford Motor Company in the United Kingdom, was a midsize car available as either a saloon or estate from 1964 until 1970. ... 1987 Nissan Pintara Stationwagon The R31 Nissan Pintara was a mid-sized family car built by Nissan Australia. ... The Button Plan was a plan by the government of Australia in the 1980s to develop the countrys motor industry, which took its name from the the federal Minister for Commerce Trade and Industry Senator John Button. ...


The two were sold side-by-side in the Ford range for a few years, with the Telstar only available as the high-performance TX5 hatchback. Later when Nissan ended manufacturing in Australia, the Corsair was dropped and the Telstar, fully imported from Japan, once again became Ford's offering in the medium size segment of the market, voted as Wheels magazine's Car of the Year for a second time in 1992 with the AX model (which boasted four-wheel-steering in top spec). It was replaced by the Mondeo in 1995. Nissan Motor Co. ... Wheels Magazine is an Australian automotive magazine. ... Car of the Year is a phrase usually considered to have been invented by Motor Trend magazine in the 1950s for their annual award for best automobile. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Trim levels were LX, GLX, Ghia and GT. The GT model was also available as a special edition 1991-1992. Reefer Madness was issued in a Special Addiction as a reference to the cult films ironic appeal. ...


New Zealand

In New Zealand, the Telstar, like the Laser, was assembled locally up to 1997, at the Ford/Mazda joint venture plant in Auckland called Vehicle Assemblers of New Zealand (VANZ). The mechanically identical the european version of Mazda 626 and Mazda 323 were assembled alongside the Telstar and Laser. This range included the Telstar Orion, which was simply the previous model sedan, offered as an entry-level model, along with the wagon. When the first Mondeos were sold abroad, Ford New Zealand offered a Telstar Contour and a Telstar Mystique (named after the US Ford and Mercury versions of the Mondeo respectively). A high performance V6 version, known as the Telstar Radisich after the New Zealand racing driver Paul Radisich, was also sold locally. The plant closed in 1997 and all of Ford New Zealand's product offerings are now fully imported. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Schematic map of Auckland. ... The Mazda 626 is an automobile produced by Mazda for the export market. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Mazda Familia. ... The Ford Mondeo is a large family car sold by the Ford Motor Company in various markets throughout the world. ... Mercury is an automobile marque of the Ford Motor Company founded in 1939 to market near-luxury cars slotted between entry-level Ford and luxury Lincoln models, similar to General Motors Buick (and former Oldsmobile) brand and DaimlerChryslers Chrysler brand. ... Paul Radisich is a New Zealand racing driver currently competing in the V8 Supercar series in Australia. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ford New Zealand is the New Zealand subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. ...


South Africa

In South Africa, the Telstar replaced the Ford Sierra in 1993, being assembled by Samcor alongside the Mazda 626. As in New Zealand, a Telstar Contour and Telstar Mystique were offered. In 1998, the Telstar was replaced by the Mondeo, which is now fully imported. 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. ... 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). ... The South African Motor Corporation, known more commonly as Samcor, was a South African car manufacturer created in 1985 through the merger of Fords South African subsidiary and Anglo-American Motor Corporation, which produced Mazdas for the local market. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


Other markets

In Taiwan, the Telstar was locally assembled by Ford Lio Ho, the local Ford joint venture, in left hand drive, and remained in production in Malaysia until the early 2000s. It was also sold in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Cyprus and the Philippines . This article concerns rules of the road regarding land vehicles; for sea-going vehicles, see International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. ... This article is becoming very long. ...


See also

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Ford Telstar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (669 words)
The Ford Telstar was a family car sold by the Ford Motor Company in Asia, Australasia and Africa, comparable in size to the European Ford Sierra and the US Ford Tempo.
The Telstar was dropped by Ford of Japan in 1999, as the company sought to differentiate itself from Mazda by concentrating on European and US Ford models.
Local assembly of the Telstar was short-lived, and for a while the model was almost replaced by the Ford Corsair, which was simply a facelifted version of the Nissan Pintara, as the two companies were sharing models under the Button Plan.
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The Ford Laser is, in fact, a restyled version of the 323 produced by Mazda in Japan since 1980.
Ford New Zealand continued to assemble the Laser locally until 1997, and the range included the old station wagon model, discontinued in other markets in 1989, until it was replaced by the Escort.
The Ford Laser was also assembled and sold in some countries in Latin America such as Colombia and Venezuela, and sold in right hand drive markets in the Caribbean such as Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
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