The Ford Corcel was a product manufactured by the Brazilian subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company from 1968 to 1986 model of the middle class with front-wheel drive.
When Ford Brazil the company Willys-Overland took over in 1968, who had previously worked with Renault and builds the Dauphine and Gordini in license on the spot, Ford dropped the nearly developed to the end of Willys-Overland Renault project “M” as a dowry about. It was a modified version of the currently in development at the same time Renault 12 Ford took over the project and developed it to an end. The Corcel is thus basically the Brazilian Variant des R12.
In December 1968, the Ford Corcel appeared as a four-door sedan. His design was not dissimilar in profile to the R12. However, the front end was designed entirely differently, and the tail was straight without looking like the Renault down fall. The Corcel introduced many modern details in the Brazilian automotive industry, such as the safety steering column and the closed cooling water circuit. In 1969, sold over 50,000 copies.
1969 Ford two-door coupe pushed with indicated hip movement and a three-door station wagon after.
1971 debuted the coupe in sporty GT-presentation with twin carburettor engine, the soon after the coupe GT XP followed, the first Corcel with 1.4-liter engine, 85hp engine here; by Corcel sold in the same year 127,000 pieces.
In 1973 a minor facelift with chromreicherem grille and at the same time also received the sedan and wagon the 1.4-liter engine.
1975 joined the base and Lujo sedans Corcel LDO with stresses luxurious facilities, which included vinyl roof, sport wheels and more abundant chrome trim. The chrome bars in the grille were placed horizontally instead of vertically on all models.
End of 1977, the Corcel II appeared with completely new body characterized by large rectangular headlamps and matt black plastic grille in the more modern style. In the program, two-door sedan were rapidly decreasing tail (similar to the Ford Escort of the second series) in the equipment base, LDO (with wood foil and carpets in the interior) and GT (with chrome Radzierringen, two-tone paint and fog lights), as well as the three-door station wagon.
1979 came a 1.6-liter four-cylinder (the 1.4-liter was available on special request) and five-speed gearbox into the program.
In 1981, the derived from the Ford Corcel Del Rey with sophisticated equipment, steep-standing C-pillar and a long tail. 1982, also building on the Corcel Pickup Ford Pampa.
In 1983, modern four-cylinder CHT engine family arrived at the Corcel for use that had celebrated their debut in the Brazilian Escort. These existed in the displacement sizes 1.35 and 1.6 liters. For normal combination named Belina was added a luxury variant of Scala.
In 1985, the Corcel a facelift with more forward sloping front, slanted headlights, revised taillights and the dash of last year’s Del Rey. The trim levels were called L and GL.
In July 1987, ended after almost 20 years and more than 1.4 million units, production of the Ford Corcel. Del Rey and Pampa were further built a few years.