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Here's the lowdown: Ford has just come out with a new hot hatchback. It's intended to compete with the perennial favorite Volkswagen GTI as well as competitors from France and Japan. How do you know it's hotter than the standard model? Because it has a bunch of letters at the end of its name, that's why.
If you think I'm talking about the new Ford Focus ST — the archduke of hot hatches, as we called it — then think again. I'm talking about the Ford Escort XR3i, which in 1992 did battle with the GTI of that era, as well as the Citroen ZX Volcane and the Nissan Sunny GTI.