Coupes are struggling to keep market share across Europe and America, and one answer to falling demand is to produce coupe versions of popular fleet cars. A coupe version of the Vauxhall Astra is planned to challenge Ford's Puma - the Geneva Show star based on the Fiesta.
Peugeot is working on an image car and Volvo plan a coupe based on the 850, with five cylinder engine, a spin-off from the company's tie-up with TWR, the company behind Volvo's British Touring Car successes. Ford is saying nothing about future products but there have been hints as to what they might be with a series of concept cars based on a Mondeo floorpan.
The Calibra bows out with a low volume 4x4 Turbo version on sale from September 1. The 152 mph turbocharged version has the 2.0i 16 valve engine, a black body and cream leather interior, and Irmscher body kit. The cars have ABS brakes, central locking and a sophisticated anti-theft system plus air conditioning. Just 51 cars will be available, the last Calibras to hit the streets. Price of the car is £27,975.