Scorpio replaced the Granada II in 1985.
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The body was an aerodynamically advantageous form - with pronounced smooth, convex, rounded lines. The doors of the Scorpio 4 plus rear tailgate, which, to facilitate loading and unloading, reaches the rear bumper, and in order to make it wider, vertical tail lights were installed on the Scorpio.
In 1986, the all-wheel drive version of the Scorpio 4x4.
The Scorpio sedan was only released in 1990, and in 1991 a spacious Scorpio I Turnier wagon appeared after it.
For the car was presented the following range of engines: gasoline 4-and 6-cylinder engines in volume from 1.8 to 2.9 liters (from 90 to 195 hp), as well as a 2.5-liter diesel engine (69, 92 and 116 hp) . It was equipped with both 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission.
It is worth noting the excellent equipment Scorpio, in the basic equipment which included the ABS system. Ergonomic driver's seat, original design and spacious luggage compartment. The cabin was quite spacious, the back seat was folded in parts, respectively, the trunk volume could be 440 or 833 liters, and with fully folded seats - up to 1350 liters.
In 1994, the model was restyled, and the second generation Scorpio was born. In originality, it is not a bit inferior, and maybe even surpassed the previous one. The frilly design with front oval elongated block headlights did not receive much popularity in Europe.
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The control system, equipped with a power steering and a steering wheel adjustable in depth and height, was very easy to handle. There are frontal airbags.
The Scorpio II was equipped with 2.0, 2.3 and 2.9 liter petrol engines (from 115 to 210 hp), as well as a 2.5 liter diesel engine (115 and 125 hp).
Suspension independent at all wheels, and the front type McPherson, providing good comfort and stability. Scorpio brakes are equipped with ATE's anti-lock braking system, which on a wet, wet or icy road reduces braking distance by up to 40%. Feature of the brakes is that in case of failure of the vacuum brake booster or anti-lock braking system, the front brakes retain the ability to brake.
In 1998, the Scorpio was discontinued.