The first Ford Granada went on sale in 1972. It was presented in several body types: a four- and two-door sedan, a four-door station wagon and a two-door Granada coupe with many chrome parts. Models with basic equipment before 1975 were called Ford Consul, compared to them Granada was simply luxurious.
In the Ghia configuration, a cozy and spacious interior was successfully combined with exquisite filling: a six-cylinder V-shaped engine with mechanical injection with a capacity of one hundred and sixty horsepower, high-quality wood panels, power windows, a sunroof, air conditioning, power steering, a false radiator chrome grille.
In the basic version of the model, the engineers did without frills. The interior was plastic, and the engine was in-line with a volume of two liters.
The Ford Granada's L package offered cloth door upholstery and power steering. A two-position sunroof was available as an option.
The Ford Granada GL version was distinguished by velor interior trim (doors, ceiling, seats), wood trim on the instrument panel, voltmeter, tachometer, pressure gaugeoil, four backlight lamps for each passenger individually, a block of lamps, central locking, metal bumpers, a sunroof, wide moldings with a beautiful insert, as well as tinted windows. Tuning Ford Granada included front power windows, air conditioning and additional optics.
First-generation Ford Granadas were equipped with a six-cylinder engine with a displacement of 2,300 to 3,000 liters.
In 1975, this model was significantly improved. The range of engines, the radiator grille was updated, and some shortcomings that appeared in the first three years of sales were eliminated.
The Ford Granada station wagon, the tuning of which was very common in those years, was equipped with power windows, a sunroof and a power steering. To a number of GL and L models, the S model was also added - a sports version. It replaced the Ford Consul GT and received aluminum wheels, a stiffer suspension, a sports steering wheel and a 3,000-liter engine.
The executive version of the 1975 Ford Granada Ghia was equipped with aluminum rims and a black front grille. This car has gained wide popularity in European countries, where it was often used as a police car or a taxi.
Ford Granada I was produced until 1977. Then the second generation came to replace it. First of all, the changes affected the design of the car. The new appearance was distinguished by rectangular headlights, while the filling remained the same. The production of Granada II was also launched.Turnier.
Due to fashion, the demand for compact cars Ford Granada began to fall, and the production of this model was temporarily discontinued. In 1982, after a slight modernization, these cars began to be produced again. The changes affected the interior and body design. Plastic mirrors appeared in the corners of the windows, new bumpers, rear corrugated optics and other details. In the same year, the production of a sedan with two doors was discontinued. In 1983, the car began to be equipped with a five-speed manual transmission and a new diesel engine with a volume of 2.500 liters and a capacity of sixty-nine horsepower.
But soon the Ford Granada was replaced by another car - the Scorpio. This happened already in 1985.