In the 1960's and 70's Mercury imported a Capri made by Ford of Europe.
In 1979, and into the early 80's, the Mercury Capri was a slightly different looking version of the Ford Mustang.
In the 1990's Mercury used the Capri name on a Mazda based 2-seat convertible.
The 1967-69 Mercury Cougar was a PERFECT example of how to make a DIFFERENT looking Mustang for Mercury.
FORD: Why not give us a NEW Mercury Capri and a NEW Mercury Cougar. Make them Mustang-like, but, make the Capri a slightly smaller 2-seater, and the Cougar a slightly larger car with a REAL back seat. While your at it, we in the snowbelt/rustbelt could really use plastic bodies (no rust) and AWD (for winter traction).