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.

Hit the jump to read more about the future Ford Capri.

The exterior and interior

As for the exterior design expect to see a Focus with two doors and a more sportier appearance. And despite the fact that Ford insiders said "Designers have spent most of this year working on the coupe concept. As inspiration they’ve had pictures of Capri on their studio walls," the future Capri will take inspiration from Focus ST , but its shape will be widened, longer, lower and more dramatic.

The 2012 Capri will be defined by a gaping grille, distinctive Capri-style curving C-pillars, LED headlights, large alloys and a center-exit exhaust system.

Compared to the Focus ST, the Capri will feature a more sportier interior. Leather, sports seats and a sports steering wheel, and different aluminum inserts will most likely make their appearance.

The engine

Previous rumors said that the 2012 Capri will feature a six-cylinder engine is expected, but a possibility is also new four and five-cylinder engines to give the car a power range from 140 to 250 hp.

Apparently those rumors were not true. Under the hood Ford will place a 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engine that will deliver 247 HP. Just enough to sprint the Capri from 0 to 60 mph in around 6 seconds and to hit a top speed of 155 mph.

The competition

The future Focus Coupe, alias Capri will take on models like Volkswagen Scirocco and Renault Mégane coupe. The Scirocco is offered with a range of three petrol engine that range from 120 to 200 HP, while the Megane Coupe comes with a range of petrol engines ranging from 140 to 180 HP.

But when it comes about small sports coupe is not only the output that counts. In general for this kind of model people are looking for as much as possible for the money. An attractive interior and a sporty exterior have the last words.

When can I buy one?

Ford will bring a first concept version of the Focus Coupe in 2011 at the Detroit Auto Show. A production version will follow in 2012 and prices will start from around $30,000.

Source: AutoExpress

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  (1) posted on 01.11.2016

une voiture de sport,mon rêve d’enfance,j’ai eu plus de 6 capris d’un ma vie et je ne jour que pour de la benzinne.

  (762) posted on 01.5.2012

Capri already looks great on its body paint! It looks unique on that. Anyway, I hope that they also include some interior pictures of it, and I’m hoping that it wouldn’t be a hybrid concept.

  (429) posted on 01.2.2012

I feel so excited for the market production of this one and speaking of that, when will be the market production of this?

  (427) posted on 09.2.2011

I’m simply impressed with the simple beauty that this Capri had. It already looking great with its color and I found that the price of this one is very reliable.

  (488) posted on 08.25.2011

Capri really had the angst! I just wonder what are the interior technologies of this capri had but I must say that me either is so excited on the market production of this one.

  (477) posted on 08.12.2011

Ford Capri is really had the looks, I feel so excited for the market production of this one and speaking of that, when will be the market production of this?

  (728) posted on 08.9.2011

The exterior design had the looks of a sophisticated car. This Capri is one of my favorite cars here at Ford. It really impressed me so much.

  (449) posted on 04.14.2011

Ford has always developed a new strategy on their units. A little bit expensive but am pretty sure that everyone will love its features.

  (592) posted on 02.21.2011

What I meant was to "base" it on the rwd Falcon platform. To "modify" or "shorten" a platform or what have you by an automaker with the likes of cater to a certain market, is quite capable.

  (619) posted on 02.21.2011

The Falcon is far too big to be reasonably cut down to the size of something that could be named Capri; they might as well design a new C-sized RWD platform.

  (515) posted on 12.1.2010

If it comes to America, should make it a Mercury, that brand needs something good right now

  (1211) posted on 11.30.2010

This new ford capri is far away more interesting than the previous one(mk2)!I like its style especially its rear lights in the hatchback but i am going to wait for the 3 door to buy it!

  (808) posted on 11.26.2010

It look like the fiesta had gym to gain more muscles... but if this baby will take on the Scirocco and Megane then there’s no doubt that ford added some more mods and increases its HP.

  (1023) posted on 11.25.2010

Oh really? this is a sports car? i think this car insulted the

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