Epilogue

Other four-wheel drive Sierras, based on the XR4X4, include the Sierra Ghia 4X4 Estate. This was Powered by the 150 HP 2.8-litre V6, and was introduced in the spring of 1986. In 1990 it was replaced by the 2.0 EFI 4X4 Estate, which came with the 125 HP Double Overhead Camshaft four cylinder engine.

Ford Mondeo (Ford Contour/Mercury Mystique) In 1993 The Ford Sierra was replaced by the front-wheel driven Ford Mondeo. This car was produced as the Ford Contour/Mercury Mystique in America, and replaced the aforementioned Tempo/Topaz. It is powered by either an inline four or a V6 engine. In European guise it is available as a for door hatchback or a four door sedan. In America only the latter is available. In South Africa, the Ford Sierra has been replaced in 1992 by the Ford Telstar, a badge engineered Mazda 626 which was introduced as a Ford Cortina replacement in Australia already in 1982. In South Africa the name XR6 has reappeared, but this time on versions of the Australian made Ford Falcon, Fairmont and Futura. This range of cars even includes an XR8 version. It is not known whether the Ford Sierra has been replaced in Argentina. No XR version of the Mondeo has been introduced. 

From 1992 to 1996 a car which used the propulsion system and platform of the four-wheel drive Sierra RS Cosworth was produced. As its body was very similar to that of the contemporary Ford Escort this car was sold as the Ford Escort RS Cosworth. As all other Escorts came with transversely placed engines and front-wheel drive while the RS Cosworth came with a longitudinally placed engine and four-wheel drive one can say that it was a Sierra with an Escort body.

Ford ProbeIn the years 1988 to 1997 the American made Ford Probe was introduced as a replacement of the Sierra and the Capri. This car is based on the Mazda 626 and MX-6, and was made in Flat Rock, Michigan. Being a coupé, it provides less rear seat and luggage space than its predecessor, the Sierra.

Ford/Mercury Cougar In 1998 the Probe was replaced by the Ford Cougar, a coupé based on the Mondeo. In the American market it is known as the Mercury Cougar, a name with a certain tradition. However, no XR version of this Cougar has been introduced this time. This car is produced in Flat Rock, Michigan. Like its Probe predecessor, that makes it one of the few American made Fords to be marketed in Europe at that time. Production of this car continued until 2002.