Ford Capri mk3 presented new front section with dual halogen headlights. The new front end design, together with an integrated front spoiler, improved car’s aerodynamic performance. Ford Capri provided better performance and fuel economy compared to the predecessor.
The second generation Ford Capri was introduced in 1974. However, the body styling was very similar to the first generation Capri. The new model had long bonnet, rectangular headlights, low roof and short rear section. The turn signals were integrated to the headlights. Recognizable features were the small bump in the hood and the black mesh grille and bumper. A new feature in the Capri was the hatchback rear door and the foldable rear seat improved the use of the cargo space even further.
Ford Capri made its international public debut in January 1969 at the Brussels Motor Show. Ford had great success in North America with the Ford Mustang, and Capri was Ford’s answer to recreate that success in Europe. Originally Ford planned to name the car Colt, but as Mitsubishi had taken that name, the new car was named Ford Capri. The sales of the Ford Capri started in February 1969. Technically Capri was based on the Cortina, but was offered with a wide range of engine choices.