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#356500 - 12th Oct 2009 1:07pm Ford Capri coming at last
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The Capri is back – as a hatch! The compact family car looks set to be the must-have model of 2010 – it’s a new three- door version of the Ford Focus.

Just as Volkswagen has done with the stunning Scirocco, Ford is seeking to reinvent one of its most famous sports cars. And it’s this dramatic evolution of the next Focus that will do it.

Boasting a stylish but practical body, it will target the Scirocco and the Renault Mégane Coupé, providing a glamorous sister car to the standard five-door hatch. Appealing to young, style-conscious buyers, the new Coupé should be a big hit.

The key design cues, though, are the rakish windscreen, low roofline and high waistline, which meet to give a heavily chopped appearance at the back. It’s reminiscent of the Scirocco, but is arguably more daring and head-turning. A neat diffuser-style lower bumper, roof spoiler and gorgeous LED tail-lights complete the rear. Add in short overhangs and large alloy wheels, and the model looks every inch the
chic compact sports car.

And because that roofline doesn’t slope down too steeply, the Coupé will be practical, too, with plenty of headroom for rear passengers and a decent sized boot. Options such as a panoramic glass roof, to further increase the feeling of light and space inside, are anticipated.

In the front, a similar cabin to the five-door is expected, with a new centre console offering an improved version of Ford’s Human Machine Interface system. The finish will have a premium feel, with options including a reversing camera.

To match its storming looks, the car will be fitted with a class-leading chassis. And this promises even more agility and grip than the five-door, without sacrificing ride comfort or refinement.

There’ll be even more reason to smile when buyers see the engine range. New turbocharged EcoBoost powerplants will be available, with most cars getting a 1.6-litre petrol, producing 148bhp or 178bhp.

A new 1.6 TDCi diesel will also debut, giving up to 128bhp, alongside a flagship 2.0-litre with 168bhp or 197bhp. All these units will combine pace with superb fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. And helping the Focus Coupé to be even more efficient will be the option of a Powershift twin-clutch gearbox. This will be offered in addition to a standard-fit manual transmission. Stop-start technology is also expected to be rolled out across the line-up.

Of course, there will be a high-performance range-topper, but it’s unlikely to be powered by the much-loved 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo engine from the Focus ST and RS. This is deemed too thirsty, and will be replaced by a 2.0-litre, 200bhp EcoBoost four-cylinder turbo.
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#356503 - 12th Oct 2009 1:10pm Re: Ford Capri coming at last [Re: BMW Joe]
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Fords version of the Scirocco - its just a prettier version of the Focus.....

They could have at least stuck with RWD with a name like Capri
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#356530 - 12th Oct 2009 1:21pm Re: Ford Capri coming at last [Re: StuyMac]
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An OTT Focus...

They must have run out of styling ideas... every car looks like a god damn focus
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#356534 - 12th Oct 2009 1:24pm Re: Ford Capri coming at last [Re: MGCraig]
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Id like to see what the "fast" version of this is going to look like - its going to have to be good IMO to top the new Focis RS though... think

The Capri was in the cops and robbers TV shows - a mans car - this just looks all soft and feminine...

Maybe after the camply renamed Kuga - they should have called this the Kapri to fall in line with the limp wristedness...
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#356541 - 12th Oct 2009 1:27pm Re: Ford Capri coming at last [Re: StuyMac]
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Id like to see what the "fast" version of this is going to look like - its going to have to be good IMO to top the new Focis RS though... think
I hear if you stick stripes down the side they do go faster.

I want to know where the 'man bulge' bonnet has gone? Its not a Capri without that. think
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#356551 - 12th Oct 2009 1:34pm Re: Ford Capri coming at last [Re: MissGuided]
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Do you want a car you can be proud of?
Want a car that youll stand out in ?
Want a car that all your friends will be jealous of?

Now introducing the Ford Focus/Fiesta/Ka/Mond...AHHHHH to hell with it...

Just go buy something other than a Ford for Gods sake wink

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#356564 - 12th Oct 2009 1:43pm Re: Ford Capri coming at last [Re: MGCraig]
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TBH I quite like the new Ford Range, unlike Vauxhall, Fords seem to evolve.

The new Mondeos drive is better than the old one and feels bigger, the Focus is still sporty in comparison to its competitors, the Fiesta and KA are quite funky looking cars (Especially the KA which just used to be a lump of shaped plastic) that use their limited space very well.

Im just curious about where the new Capri fits in think

I think to use the Capri name it should be the iconic RWD long and sleek hatch back - this new one should be named the Focus Coupe or something... think
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#356574 - 12th Oct 2009 1:48pm Re: Ford Capri coming at last [Re: StuyMac]
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It looks f*cking horrible.
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#356577 - 12th Oct 2009 1:51pm Re: Ford Capri coming at last [Re: DavidB]
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It looks f*cking horrible.
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#356784 - 12th Oct 2009 6:46pm Re: Ford Capri coming at last [Re: MissGuided]
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WTF?

GASH GASH GASH GASH GASH

Im disgusted.

Ive they actually name that the Capri, i swear i will never ever own another Ford again, and you all know im a Ford man at heart. I dont mind if they call it an anal Probe or a Cougar or something stupid like that, but theyre simply NOT ALLOWED to call that a Capri.
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#356788 - 12th Oct 2009 7:00pm Re: Ford Capri coming at last [Re: Dave100e]
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maybe I am different than You guys but i really hate most of the new shape cars like for example hatchback impreza or new civic[look like space ship] old cars was always faster, better and much easier to repair if something go wrong i know people saying new ones are more safe, economic etc

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#356791 - 12th Oct 2009 7:11pm Re: Ford Capri coming at last [Re: Beny90]
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Thought this was the new capri???


Edited by Johnny Alan (12th Oct 2009 7:15pm)
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#356794 - 12th Oct 2009 7:17pm Re: Ford Capri coming at last [Re: Johnny Alan]
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Thats what its like in america now. cars are designed to last a set period then be disposed of. Thats why the interiors are rubbish.

Its already happened to the bus industry over the last 30 years. At one time a bus would last 30 years or more in service happily, some even going on now as tour buses and such but now theyre designed for no more then 10/15 years and you can tell.

Now thats nice johnny, and i wouldnt even mind if it was wrong wheel drive as long as it has a V6.


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#356844 - 12th Oct 2009 10:57pm Re: Ford Capri coming at last [Re: Johnny Alan]
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Originally Posted By: Johnny Alan
Thought this was the new capri???

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As Ford has yet to officially confirm its new Capri plans, we won’t see the car before the next decade. However, it has been reported that the blue oval is planning to reveal a concept version of the coupé at a major motor show in 2009.


Thats from an article in Auto Express from April 2008 wink


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#356863 - 13th Oct 2009 12:29am Re: Ford Capri coming at last [Re: BMW Joe]
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It's a Fiesta Coupe. A lower curved roof, bigger alloys, a big bump in the middle of the rear seats, and shit headlights.

I watched a neighbour modify his satin black mk1 Capri when I was about 5, it had 2 foot wide rear wheels and the back end was hiked up. My cousin then borrowed my dad her red mk3 for the week when we went on holiday. It was my favourite car, I loved the mk3!!

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