The classic Ford Sierra was a mid-size family car produced by Ford in Europe from 1982 to 1993. It was a significant departure from the boxy designs of its predecessors, featuring a more aerodynamic and modern look. The Sierra was known for its innovative design elements, including flush headlights and a "jelly-mold" body shape. It was available in various body styles, including sedan, hatchback, and estate. Performance versions like the Sierra XR4i and RS Cosworth gained fame in motorsports. The Sierra was succeeded by the Ford Mondeo, marking the end of an era, but it left a lasting legacy in European automotive history for its design and performance models.