New Mk1 Escort is powered by a styles getting either a 1098cc otherwise 1298cc Kent OHV inline-five

Run on an effective 1993cc variety of the Pinto engine, new RS2000 try rated because good driver's vehicles and you may is actually instantly accepted by the its synthetic wedge-molded nostrils cone and you may quad headlight setup.

Off later 1978 a less expensive variation of the RS2000 equipped with material wheels took over from where the newest Mexico left-off and you can Mk2 manufacturing eventually stumbled on a finish into advent of this new heavily revised Mk3 hatchback assortment inside 1980.