One of the best-loved Fords is to rise out of the ashes. The Capri is to make a comeback to take on the VW Scirocco. The original is one of the most famous Fords yet but production stopped in the 1980s.
According to Auto Express the all-new Capri will take its styling cues from the 2003 Visos concept mixed with the carmaker's current design trends as seen on the new Kuga and Mondeo models.
The new Capri's profile will be similar to that if the original model, with a tail-heavy stance and familiar C-shaped rear windows and thick pillars. At the back, strong shoulder lines combine with distinctive tail-lights and a sloping tailgate to create a pert-looking rear.
A neat roof spoiler and venturi-style lower bumper finish the design off.
The Capri will be a 2+2 seater and will probably share its underpinnings with the Focus. That will mean a front-wheel-drive layout and a similar engine line-up, with the range topped by the ST's 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbocharged unit.
Auto Express speculates that an RS version, powered by a 3.2-litre six-cylinder engine and offering four-wheel drive, could also make its appearance.
A concept version of the new coupé will make its appearance in 2009 with a production version showing its face in 2010.