2012 Ford Capri is the names for Ford three different generation models; one from 1961 to 1964, one from 1969 to 1986, and another one from 1989 to 1994. The company is recently planning to reborn the Capri name. Due to celebrate 40 years of Capri, Ford will create a concept model following by the production in 2012.
In some recent interview, Martin Smith, the Ford boss, said: “Our plan was always to get the basic Ford product line-up successful. We have already done it now, so we can start to build more thrilling products, and we will show how we are going to do that at Detroit.”
How do you comprehend this statement? Actually, you will see a coupe version of the recent Ford Focus generation which will be sold under the Capri name, as well as to see the convertible version of it. We seem facing at a new war between car manufacturers. It’s like a war of legendary comebacks, a war where the only winner is the consumer; us! Through this war, car manufacturers will certainly be motivated to produce new cars with better engines, better fuel-economy, and better design.
It’s expected to see a Focus with two doors and extra sportier look as for its exterior design. The 2012 Ford Capri will be inspired by Focus ST, only its shape will be longer, lower, widened, and more dramatic, although the Ford insiders said that designers have spent most time this year to work on the coupe concept and as inspiration, they have had pictures of Capri in their studio walls.
The 2012 Ford Capri is characterized by distinctive Capri-style curving C-pillars, large alloys, gaping grille, LED headlights, and a centre-exit exhaust system.
Compared to the Focus ST, 2012 Ford Capri will present extra sportier interior, including leather, sports seats, sports steering wheel, as well as different aluminum inserts which most likely will make their look.
There were rumors before that the 2012 Capri expects to have feature of a six0cylinder engine. But there is also a possibility for a new four and five-cylinder engines to provide the car a power range from 140 to 250 hp.
It appears that those rumors were not true. Under the hood, Ford is going to place a 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engine that will distribute 247 HP. That engine is strong enough to run the 2012 Ford Capri from 0 to 60 mph in around 6 seconds and to reach a top speed of 155 mph.
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