There are quite a few hot hatches on the European market these days. Volkswagen has the new Scirocco, Renault has unveiled the new Megane Coupe and even Opel has the Astra; but what about Ford?

The blue oval brand is planning to bring back the Capri nameplate in a big way. The automaker will bring a concept to the Frankfurt Motor Show this September and are planning a production version for 2010. The future Ford Capri will be inspired by the Iosis Max concept that was unveiled the Geneva Motor Show back in March. However the production Capri will feature a pair of sleeker LED headlamps complimenting the more aggressive front end.

Under the hood Ford will use one of their new turbocharged EcoBoost power plants. Like the 1.6 Liter four cylinder making anywhere from 148 HP to 178 HP, or the TDCi diesel displacing the same amount making 128 HP and even the 2.0 Liter four making 168 HP or 197 HP. However, the top of the line Capri will be powered by the 200 HP 2.0 Liter EcoBoost four cylinder.


Source: AutoExpress

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  (4) posted on 05.30.2009

I was reading that US rejected the Focus RS so they could bring the Capri instead. But you know what? I’ll believe it when I see it. Despite the looming bankruptcy for the US Bigs, they still believe that monstrosities like the Camaros, Mustangs big trucks and SUV’s are going to save them from collapsing...

  (13) posted on 05.30.2009

Let me guess ... not planned for the U.S. market?

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