We could hear, for few times, that the Capri is returning to Ford lineup and according to latest reports this could happen with 2016 Ford Capri model. Originally this vehicle was produced from 1969 to 1986 and it was delivered in three generations. First gen models were in production from 1969 to 1974, second generation was on from 1974 to 1978 while the third gen was on market from 1978 to 1986.
It was a highly popular car in Europe and as a mid-size sports car that was offered as a coupe it attracted a lot of attention. For many years it was considered to be a smaller Mustang and many drivers would love to see something like this offered again. Even Mustang’s are not that expensive, delivery of 2016 Ford Capri could open whole new market segment for this car maker where they could offer something very interesting to buyers that would like to see something slightly different than Mustang.
2016 Ford Capri Release Date
Even the Capri was mostly offered on European market we are pretty sure that if Ford finally decides to return it to the market we will see it also delivered to other markets around the World. It would be a part of new strategy from Ford that is globalizing its lineup and is offering pretty much all models on all markets. At this point we do not have the release date but it is quite possible for a first version to come in the beginning of 2016th while the official start of sales could be few months after this.
Previous plans of Ford were to develop new generation but this was put on hold in 2009 because of the economic crisis. Latest reports suggest that 2016 Ford Capri might be in plans and that this car maker will bring it back to the market. This has still not been confirmed and it is quite obvious that Ford is keeping everything secret, preparing a surprise for us, maybe. If this surprise comes as mid-size sporty coupe we would love it and there is a great possibility that Ford would nail it when it comes to the sale figures, of course if they get it right.
There are no official information’s about the engines that could power new 2016 Ford Capri but we are sure that few EcoBoost units would be introduced with new version. Base could be the 1.0 liter EcoBoost with about 120 hp, this would be enough for base version since it would be smaller and lightweight vehicle. Those that would like more will certainly opt for more powerful 1.5 liter EcoBoost with about 181 hp while those that want truly sporty coupe would go for 2.0 liter I4 EcoBoost with 240 hp. At this point it is not clear if 2.3 liter EcoBoost unit with slightly more than 300 hp would be introduced here, if Ford decides to offer it than we would be getting one really small beast.
2016 Ford Capri Price
Price is another very tricky segment in which Ford does not have a lot of room simply because base price of Mustang is set to $23,895 and 2016 Ford Capri needs to be slightly under this price range. For it to be interesting we think that Ford needs to price it at about $18,000 but this mainly depends on the base engine that will be chosen in the lineup.
It is interesting that there are still no images of any official Capri concepts, spy photos, camouflaged or anything else. The 2016 Ford Capri must come similarly designed as the previous generations and we could see that this car maker had decent amount of success with models like Mustang and similar where retro and iconic looks were offered. Pictures that we have delivered are of one of many Ford concepts we could see during the last few years and this one could be one of the starting points for development of new model.
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