The Mk2 Mexico was produced at the same time as both the Escort 1600 Sport and the Escort Mk2 RS2000 .
Available colours were:
- Diamond White
- Daytona Yellow
- Signal Yellow
- Signal Amber
- Signal Orange
- Carnival Red
- Venetian Red
- Calypso Green
- Peppermint Green
- Signal Green
The interior was available only in black.
To fit the this unit into the standard Escort Mk2 body shell a number of components needed modification:
- Aluminium alloy sump
- Aluminium alloy engine mounts
- Aluminium alloy alternator bracket
- Cast iron exhaust manifold
Gearbox and Transmission
The gearbox was a 4 speed Type-B unit featuring a quick shift action. The rear axle is known as a Timken (or English) type this was mounted using forward facing radius arms bolted to the chassis rail.
Steering was non power-assisted and used a rack and pinion. Front suspension was via independent MacPherson struts and Sachs dampers. The rear also used Sachs dampers with multi-leaf springs.
The Mk2 Mexico ran either steel 5.5 x 13 inch wheels or optionally 6J x 13 inch four spoke alloy sports wheels. Standard tyres were Pirelli 175/70 x 13 CN36′s.