Capri was a name used by Ford for three different generation models: one from 1961 to 1964, one from 1969 to 1986 and another one from 1989 to 1994. Now the company plans to reborn the Capri name. In order to celebrate 40 years of Capri, Ford will bring a concept model that will be followed by a production version in 2012.
During a recent interview design boss Martin Smith said: "Our plan was always to get the basic Ford product line-up successful. Now we have done that, we can start to build more exciting products – and we’ll show how we’re going to do this at Detroit."
What can you understand from this statement? You will see in fact a coupe version of the current generation Ford Focus, that will be sold under the Capri name. It is expected to also see a convertible version for it. Looks like we are facing at a new war between car manufacturers, a war of legendary comebacks, a war where the only winner is the consumer, meaning us. This war will surely motivate car manufacturers in producing new cars with better engines, better design and better fuel-economy.
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