Our friend Theophilus Chin has come up with a virtual idea of a successor for the Ford Escort hatchback.

Before you say the Blue oval has already revived the Escort with a sub-compact sedan for China, this one comes as a hatchback, which was the most popular body for the model back in the 80s and 90s. Featuring the brand’s hexagonal chrome radiator grille and sweptback headlights, the rendered car comes as a nice offering that could be positioned between the Fiesta and the Focus in the company's European lineup. Currently, Ford is launching the Figo hatch in India with similar design. 

It won’t come as a real surprise if Ford actually brings back to life the Escort moniker on the Old continent, given the fact the model was the best-selling nameplate in the UK of all time until June 2014 when the Fiesta replaced it as a number one with more total sales. The car debuted for the first time in 1967 at the Brussels Motor Show, replacing the Anglia. Never really known for being innovative, the Escort remained on sale until 2004 in Argentina, where it was sold alongside its successor – the Focus.

Gallery: Ford Escort hatchback imagined as a successor for a legend

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