Even though the Sierra had proved slow-selling, Ford pressed-on with the similarly styled Granada Mk3. In Europe, the all-new car received an all-new name – Scorpio – but in the UK Ford didn’t want to risk further alienating existing customers with its new hatchback. The Granada was memorable not only for its radical styling, but also for its standardisation of anti-lock brakes, a European first. Four-pot versions were underpowered, but V6s were capable. Later Cosworth models are genuine future classics, while the 1990s saloon and estate are mini-cabbers’ favourite.
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Independent, MacPherson strut, coil spring
Independent, semi-trailing arms, coil springs
rack and pinion