Ford Cortina (1962-1982)
(Consul) Cortina Mk I (1962-1966)
The Mark I Cortina, initially known as the Consul Cortina, was way more modern than its predecessor, the Consul Classic, and was an instant success. Not just as everyday transport, but also in motor racing. The Ford Lotus Cortinas were legendary.
Ford Cortina MkII (1966-1970)
Ford Cortina TC Mk III (1970–1976)
By 1970 Ford was starting to consolidate their offerings in Europe, and the Mark III Cortina was virtually identical to the Taunus manufactured in Germany. Hence the code TC (Taunus Cortina).
The Mk IV was identical to the Ford Taunus. Mk V was an update of the Mk IV.