The "Ford Escort" was the first Ford "World Car" and has been around since 1981. It has also been produced as the Escort EXP, the Mercury LN7, the Mercury
Lynx, and the 91-99 Mercury Tracer. There is another variant produced in 1998, the Escort ZX2, and was made through the 2003 model year. The same basic engine has been used, the SOHC "CVH" 4 cylinder, 1.6L, 1.9L, 1.9L SEFI, and the 2.0L SPI. These cars have also been produced with a 1.6L Turbo, a 1.8L DOHC, and the 2.0L DOHC Zetec used in the Escort ZX2. There has been 3 basic generations of the Escort. The first generation running from 1981 through 1990. The second
generationt was thourghly redesigned in 1991 and made through 1996. The third generation was produced from 1997 through 2002.