Ford Corsair UA
|1989 to 1992|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door sedan 5-door hatchback|
|Engine||1,974 cc CA20E I4 2,389 cc KA24E I4|
Between 1989 and 1992, the Ford Corsair name was used by Ford Australia for a badge engineered version of the Nissan Pintara (a version of the Bluebird and known during development as 'Project Matilda'), under a model-sharing scheme known as the Button Plan. It was offered as a four-door sedan and as a five-door hatchback, in GL and Ghia trim levels with 2.0 L (CA20E) and 2.4 L (KA24E) four cylinder engines. The Corsair was intended to replace the Mazda 626-based Ford Telstar, which was imported from Japan.
The two were sold side-by-side in the Australian Ford range, with the Telstar only available as the high-performance TX5 hatchback. When Nissan closed its Australian plant in 1992, the Corsair was discontinued and the imported Telstar once again became Ford's main offering in the medium size segment, until being replaced by the Mondeo in 1995.