Numerous varieties of the Ford Escort have been sold in different parts of the world. Combine all the different types and the Ford Escort is Ford?s highest selling automotive nameplate. No matter where it was sold, it offered great compact value. Keep in mind that most of the Ford Escort parts that we sell are for the USA market cars. The Escort was meant to replace the Pinto and has to be reliable to make people forget about that car. It was front wheel drive instead of rear wheel drive like the Pinto. There was also a low cost Pony model that was the least expensive car that Ford offered at that time. The first generation was also sold as the Mercury Lynx and the second generation was known as the Mercury Tracer. The Ford Escort was itself replaced by the Ford Focus, the last models being sold as simply the ZX2 coupe.