Capri MKII Development
(1997 Bayview Books Ltd)
By 1973 the Capri had sold over a million untis. However, sales had begun to drop off and a new model was called for. The Mk II Capri project was codenamed "Diana" for reasons best know to Ford ! The new Escort was "Brenda".
The most obvious difference between the MkI and MkII Capris was the hatchback. What had been sold as being a practical car, suitable for a family, was now even more practical. The overall style of the MkII Capri was obviously an evolution of the MkI design, even though some key features such as the "hockeystick" side mouldings were missing. The new design was longer, wider and taller than its predeccessor.