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Ford To Bring Back The Capri?

Posted in Concept Cars, Ford, Newsworthy by Kurt Ernst | July 7th, 2011 | 1 Response |

Ford's Iosis Max concept, the new Capri? Image: Ford Motor Company

Autoevolution reports that Ford will bring back the Capri in honor of the car’s 40th anniversary. That sounds like good news to us, but here’s were the good news ends. Unlike the original car, which was front engine and rear drive, the replacement Capri will be front engine, front drive. Also unlike the original car (the 1970’s version, at least), the new Capri won’t be good looking. In fact, it’s rumored to be styled on the lines of the Iosis Max, a concept shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 2009.

There’s no word on which markets will get the new Capri, but judging from the engine choices the United States won’t be one of them (and based on the car’s appearance, we’ll call that a good thing). In markets where the Capri will be sold, buyers can opt for turbodiesel engines making between 130 and 197 horsepower, or gasoline engines ranging from 148 to 200 horsepower. Ford claims the fastest version will make the run from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in six seconds, with a top speed of 155 miles per hour. We’d call that irrelevant, since it still isn’t fast enough to outrun ugly.


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