About Mercury Lynx
The Mercury Lynx was one of the first-generation models of the Ford Escort series which was manufactured and marketed by Ford from the 1981 model year to the 2003 model year. The series was made up of all kinds of compact cars and was positioned as the successor of the Ford Pinto models. It also replaced the role of the Ford Fiesta, which was intended for European imports, as the smallest vehicle from Ford's production lines for the North American dealers. Being influenced by its aim of being a "world car", the models were aimed for better performance and better taste in design. It also adopted the Ford CE14 platform which made it bigger than its predecessors by 6 inches in length and 3 inches in height.
The Mercury Lynx was provided in 6 trim levels, including a basic model, the L level model, the GL level model, the GS level model, the LS level model, and the RS model level. The Mercury Lynx was seen as the predecessor of the Mercury Bobcat as an independent variant model of the Ford Escort.
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The division brought a new model of the Lynx model to the market in 1984. The new one was named the Lynx Luxury Touring Sedan, or Lynx LTS, as a counterpart of the new Ford Escort LX level model. It was also given flush-mounted aerodynamic headlamps and an all-black grille trim for the exterior parts. The original RS trim level model was given a new name as the Lynx XR3 in 1987. It was renamed in order to match up with the Cougar XR78 model for marketing. The Mercury Tracer replaced the Mercury Lynx models in 1987 and all productions stopped.