Mercury Lynx

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Mercury Lynx
Manufacturer Mercury (Ford)
Also called Ford Escort
Production 1981–1987
Assembly Wayne, Michigan
Milpitas, California
Edison, New Jersey
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
Body and chassis
Class Compact
Body style 3-door hatchback
5-door hatchback
5-door station wagon
Layout FF layout
Platform Ford CE14 platform
Related Ford EXP
Ford Tempo
Mercury LN7
Mercury Topaz
Engine 1.6 l (98 cu in) CVH I4
1.9 l (116 cu in) CVH I4
2.0 l (122 cu in) Mazda RF diesel I4
Transmission 4-speed IB4 manual
5-speed MTX-III manual
3-speed FLC ATX automatic
Wheelbase 94.2 in (2,393 mm)
Predecessor Mercury Bobcat
Successor Mercury Tracer

The Mercury Lynx is a compact car that was produced by Mercury from 1981 to 1987. It was a rebadged version of the Ford Escort. In 1987, the Lynx was dropped after slumping sales (although at one point, it was Mercury's best-selling car). In 1988, Mercury launched the Tracer as the Lynx's replacement. The Tracer was based on the Mazda 323, was built in Mexico and Japan (depending on model), and shared nothing with the Lynx.

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