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Ford Granada

The Ford Granada was a car produced between 1972 and 1985 by the Ford Motor Company in Europe at both its German factory in Cologne and its British factory in Dagenham until 1976 when production switched entirely to Germany.

The Granada succeeded the Ford Zephyr/Zodiac as Ford's full-size European offering, and was very common in taxi, fleet and police usage. It was also converted into limousine and hearse versions by the British company Coleman Milne. At first, lower models in the range were called the Ford Consul, but from 1975 on they were all called Granadas.

Two different models were produced; the Mark I from 1972 until 1977, the square and straight-lined Mark II from 1977 through 1985, when it was replaced by the Ford Scorpio, although the Granada name was retained in the UK until 1994. The Granada was available as a saloon (sedan) and estate, or station wagon, which was known in Germany as a Turnier. The Mark I was also produced as a 'fastback' coupe. By contrast, the Scorpio was only available as a hatchback.