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Ford Granada

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A compact car produced by Ford for the North American market from 1975-1982 and an unrelated executive car was produced in Europe from 1972-1994.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Ford Granada (North America) page on 2 October 2019, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The North American version of the Ford Granada is a range of sedans that was manufactured and marketed by Ford. Introduced for the 1975 model year as the intended successor as the Ford Maverick, the Granada was sold through the 1982 model year across two generations. Sharing its name with the flagship sedan of Ford of Europe, the Granada was slotted above the Maverick as a luxury compact vehicle, expanding the segment in the United States.

The first generation of the Granada was a compact sedan, marketed alongside the Mercury Monarch and Lincoln Versailles. For 1981, a second generation of the Granada in a similar role within the Ford model line as a mid-size sedan, marketed alongside the Mercury Cougar. For the 1983 model year the Granada was rebranded as the Ford LTD in a mid-cycle revision, ultimately replaced by the Ford Taurus for 1986.

In total, over two million examples of the Ford Granada were produced for the U.S. market. The first generation was produced by Mahwah Assembly and Michigan Assembly with the second generation produced by Atlanta Assembly and Chicago Assembly.

While originally intended to replace the Ford Maverick, design work for the Ford Granada predated the 1973 fuel crisis. In 1969, Ford began research predicting the emergence of the luxury compact segment, driven by gasoline prices, multiple-vehicle families, and urban traffic. In 1970, Ford began design work on a prototype vehicle, later becoming the production Granada. In what would later become a central theme of the marketing of the Granada, Ford benchmarked the Mercedes-Benz 280 (W114), using it as a basis for styling and dimensions. As an alternative, Ford considered importing Ford Granada produced by Ford of Europe; it was rejected as cost-prohibitive.

To expand its sales potential of fuel-efficient automobiles, the Ford Granada was redeveloped before its launch, becoming an additional compact model line. While not intended as a direct competitor for European luxury sedans (such as Mercedes-Benz or BMW), Ford intended for the Granada to be sold to buyers either downsizing from a larger intermediate or full-size car while wanting to retain the same comfort and convenience features along with buyers seeking to upgrade from a lower-content compact car.

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Ford Granada (Europe) page on 2 October 2019, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The European Ford Granada is a large executive car manufactured by Ford Europe from 1972 until 1994.

The first-generation model was produced from 1972 to 1976 at Ford’s German factory in Cologne and at its British factory in Dagenham. In 1976, production switched entirely to Germany. The original version was replaced in 1977 by a second-generation model which was produced until 1985. From 1985 to 1994, the Granada name was used, in the United Kingdom and Ireland only, for a third-generation model which was sold in other European markets as the Ford Scorpio.


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1976 Ford Granada 302ci Coupe 1976
for $5,000
2013 Mecum Chicago Auction
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1976 Ford Granada 302ci Coupe 1976
for $5,000
2013 Mecum Chicago Auction
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
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1979 Ford Granada Ghia 1979 Ghia
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GRANADA - The Ford Granada offers new technical features and a revised selection of trims for discerning buyers in 1979.  Four new exterior colors, two new vinyl-roof colors and an optional tone-on-tone paint treatment in five combinations freshen Granada's already extensive list of appearance features.  Available in two- and four-door models, Granada comes in three distinct versions - standard, ESS and Ghia (shown here).  A 4.1-liter (250-CID) six-cylinder engine and a new four-speed overdrive manual transmission are standard.
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
3 March 2008NHTSA Recall 08E019000 Intercontinental Auto Parts ALG 44/1, Purolator F10024, 1978-1980 Ford Bronco, 1977 Ford Country Squire, 1977-1980 Ford E-Series, 1978-1982 Ford F-Series, 1980 Ford Fairmont, 1979-1980 Ford Granada, 1977, 1979-1980 Ford LTD, 1980 Ford Mustang, 1975 Ford Pinto
1979 Ford Ranchero, 1977-1980 Ford Thunderbird, 1980 Lincoln Versailles, 1975 Mercury Bobcat, 1977, 1979-1980 Mercury Capri, 1977, 1979-1980 Mercury Colony Park, 1977-1980 Mercury Cougar, 1977, 1979-1980 Mercury Grand Marquis, 1979-1980 Mercury Monarch, 1980 Mercury Zephyr
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page


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