Unlike the Australian models, the New Zealand Escort range followed the specifications of the British models, aside from the use of metric instrumentation. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. My Gumtree Post an ad. Here is another stunning example of these highly collectable cars. It was Ford Europe's second front-wheel drive model launch, the first being the smaller Fiesta in , while the hatchback bodystyle had debuted in the company's range in on the second generation Capri.