Car reviews - Ford - Laser - SR 5-dr hatch
More show than go, the Laser SR retains the KQ GLXi's 1.8-litre twin-cam engine
24 Aug 2001
By BRUCE NEWTON
IN an era where image is everything, Laser SR is dressed to thrill. Unlike the SR2, which has uprated performance and handling to go with its bodywork, the SR blends the basic GLXi mechanical package with the new suit. That's no bad thing for the keen driver because the 1.8-litre engine provides strong performance and the basic Laser road manners are as solid as ever. But the equally competent and similarly priced GLXi has much more equipment, which takes the gloss off the SR package.
Model release date: 1 April 2001 to 1 August 2002
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Ford Laser KJ/KJII/KJIIIReleased: October 1994
Ended: March 1999
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The front-drive, Mazda 323-based Laser once ruled the small car class, but the move to full importation shifted Ford's focus away from the car as a volume seller. Three and five-door hatches, plus a four-door sedan, were offered. Two twin-cam four-cylinder engines were available - a 1.6-litre and a 1.8-litre.
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