Could the Escort be reborn as the new small Ford?

Earlier this week Ford President of the Americas confirmed in an internal webcast that the new B-Class Ford for North America and the rest of the world will be based on the new Mazda2. The next question of course is what to call the new sub-compact? Ford could spend their limited resources trying to establish another new brand name, or they could revive another classic name with some established equity. Automobile magazine thinks it will be the latter, with the return of the Escort, once the best selling car in both the US and the World. They even photoshopped the Ford 3-bar grille onto the Mazda2 for a hint at what it might look like.
[Source: Automobile]

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