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Old 06-11-2008, 09:09 PM   #26
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Someone in charge of Ford is finally starting to use some sense and sell cars we'd actually want to buy in the modern globalized market.
Funny how they pull this when I have no job and just applied to work at Saturn.
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:24 PM   #27
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i had a used Capri for two weeks.


it caught fire twice then i got rid of it.
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:13 PM   #28
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i'd rather have another special edition stang come out
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:35 AM   #29
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:05 PM   #30
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somewhat tangential but this picture is nearly identical to my first car....memories... It was a 1974 but green and just called a Capri. It had a v6 with a whopping 105 hp and a healthy 140 torque! Got in a lot of trouble with that car at 16 years old. I really liked that car.



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Old 06-12-2008, 02:50 PM   #31
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I believe it when I see it on the lot here in the US.
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:37 AM   #32
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The Capri is back – as a hatch! These are the best pictures yet of the compact family car that 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 – revealed in Issue 1,057. Appealing to young, style-conscious buyers, the new Coupé should be a big hit.

As you can see from our exclusive pictures, it takes some inspiration from the Iosis Max concept, revealed at March’s Geneva Motor Show.

That car debuted the new family ‘face’ of not only the new Focus, but the next-generation C-MAX, too. However, the three-door model evolves this with sleeker, sportier LED headlights and a deeper, more aggressive set of lower air intakes.

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.
The new Focus range debuts alongside the C-MAX MPV at a major motor show next year.
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:22 AM   #33
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Ford Capri could still be revived

Leenarts took over as Ford of Europe’s design boss two years ago but, unlike in the past when Ford gave names to the design language it pursues, he prefers a more open brief.




“Kinetic design was the right move at the right time,” he said. “But it’s now pretty old-fashioned to have a name. It’s just to tick a box, rather than design around. We have many different vehicles in the portfolio that no single design language or philosophy could cover. It can be good to have [a design language name], but you can end up with as many failures as successes.

“We’re a global company with different roots and territories. There are different ways to cut design philosophies. Cutting it to one is not fair or honest to make a range of products.”

It has now been eight years since Ford last launched a pure concept car with the 2011 Evos, and Leenarts said there were no imminent plans to return to making them either.

“We’ve moved towards live internal demonstrations,” he said. “We rally round as a team, not just a car to put away on a show stand. I’m not pushing that idea [of making a concept] too much.”

Earlier this year, Autocar developed a concept of how the Capri could be reinvented as an electric car (20 March).
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:44 AM   #34
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I can’t see them selling it in the US. It’s not a suv or truck. That’s all we buy anymore.
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:47 AM   #35
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That autocar rendering is pretty cool looking. More intriguing to me than a mustang. I just don't like the whole big car thing... much happier to stick to smaller, compact, european styled cars. I myself am smaller and compact, and just feel lost when I sit inside the supersized 'murican cars. I'm probably just resigned to buying japanese and european cars, because I'm not the target demographic for american automakers.
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Funny to see this resurrect after ford pulls cars from the market here. Im sure we could stomp the name onto a cuv or two.
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:52 PM   #37
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Any resurrection of the Capri name will be a European model. The Capri name doesn't have much brand recognition in the U.S.
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:16 PM   #38
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Any resurrection of the Capri name will be a European model. The Capri name doesn't have much brand recognition in the U.S.
Yeah it was a Mercury last.
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:23 PM   #39
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Hmmm, doors need to be a bit longer. Otherwise it looks like they just hid the 4 doors in this render. I wouldn't mind seeing one of these in the driveway, 2800lbs and an ecoboost RWD?

Could be fun.

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Old 11-11-2019, 08:56 PM   #40
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Hmmm, doors need to be a bit longer. Otherwise it looks like they just hid the 4 doors in this render. I wouldn't mind seeing one of these in the driveway, 2800lbs and an ecoboost RWD?

Could be fun.

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I’m thinking EV rwd?
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Hokus Pokus and a 2 door Focus emerges
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Hokus Pokus and a 2 door Focus emerges
They had 2 door focuii before.... both coupe and hatch.

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I would have to think that traffic is or will be lower in Ford dealerships now they don't sell cars. There is still a demographic that wants cars and they no longer have any reason to step foot in a Ford dealership. Even in a lame duck year Ford sold over 100K of the 2018 Focus in the US.
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I would have to think that traffic is or will be lower in Ford dealerships now they don't sell cars. There is still a demographic that wants cars and they no longer have any reason to step foot in a Ford dealership. Even in a lame duck year Ford sold over 100K of the 2018 Focus in the US.
There still are cars. Mustang and Focus Active!!!

Where it's really going to hurt is the fleet sales... I see quite a few Ford cars as rentals in my travels and had a few.

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“Kinetic design was the right move at the right time,” he said. “But it’s now pretty old-fashioned to have a name. It’s just to tick a box, rather than design around. We have many different vehicles in the portfolio that no single design language or philosophy could cover. It can be good to have [a design language name], but you can end up with as many failures as successes.

“We’re a global company with different roots and territories. There are different ways to cut design philosophies. Cutting it to one is not fair or honest to make a range of products.”

It has now been eight years since Ford last launched a pure concept car with the 2011 Evos, and Leenarts said there were no imminent plans to return to making them either.

“We’ve moved towards live internal demonstrations,” he said. “We rally round as a team, not just a car to put away on a show stand. I’m not pushing that idea [of making a concept] too much.”
This really makes no sense to me. The best projects and initiatives I have seen are driven by a understood and inspiring end goal. if there is no target, then how does the team know what to strive towards?
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I would have to think that traffic is or will be lower in Ford dealerships now they don't sell cars. There is still a demographic that wants cars and they no longer have any reason to step foot in a Ford dealership. Even in a lame duck year Ford sold over 100K of the 2018 Focus in the US.
Ford still moves a metric **** ton of trucks, suvs and mustang. Ford killed its passenger car market in the US for several reasons
1: Margins were dog **** and the volume of car sales (excluding mustang) netted them near dick nothing in actual profit.
2: By killing off r&d dollars to continue ICE passenger cars, they instead invested that money into EV technology for Trucks, SUVs and cars (which supposedly make a return when EV tech is available for these vehicles).

Ford is damn smart and playing the long game instead of just “how can we increase sales for this year.”


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This really makes no sense to me. The best projects and initiatives I have seen are driven by a understood and inspiring end goal. if there is no target, then how does the team know what to strive towards?
Yes and also no. Sometimes you need to be given a clean canvas and let ideas come together to really progress and actually realize an end goal.
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They had 2 door focuii before.... both coupe and hatch.

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So they will call it a Capri now I wonder if they will put the horn button on the turn signal stalk again
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