Mercury was introduced in 1939 and it was meant to be a luxury vehicle provider. It featured a V8 engine. Many people don’t realize that Mercury is an extension of Ford. The vehicle that people seem to remember the most from Mercury is the Cougar. The concept for it was first going to be very similar to the Mustang. However, before production began it was designed to be more like the T-Bird model. The Cougar was discontinued in 2002.
In 1963, consumers were very eagerly seeking the 5 Mauraduer. It was offered as a sedan or a coupe. It was also used by NASCAR as a racing model. The vehicle was redesigned many times and then finally discontinued in 2004 due to poor sales.
One of the great selling family sedans for Mercury was the Topaz. It was manufactured from 1984 until 1994. It was the first Mercury vehicle to feature a driver’s side airbag. The Mercury Grand Marquis was a luxury type of vehicle that consumers enjoyed. It was offered from 1967 until 1986.
For those interested in a minivan, the Mercury Villager was an immediate hit. It was first offered in 1993. It was a joint venture between Nissan and Ford. Ironically, one of the biggest competitors was the Ford Windstar that was introduced the following year. Mercury has also done well in the area of SUVs with the Mountaineer and Mariner.