Ford has already announced the intention to reborn the Capri, a model that left the scene in the late Eighties. A concept version will be unveiled at an international motor show in 2009, and the production version will follow the next decade.
Inside, the Capri will offer a 2+2 seating layout, with a cabin inspired by the current-generation Mondeo’s. Under the skin, it’s likely that Ford will follow Volkswagen ’s approach with the Scirocco, which sits on the Golf platform, and base the car around the Focus. That will mean a front-wheel-drive layout and a similar engine line-up to the family model, with the range topped by the 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged unit from the ST hot hatch.
Ford will also work on a RS version, powered by a 3.2-litre six-cylinder motor and offering four-wheel drive.