Ford’s Capri slaps another old name on a new EV

Ford Europe design director Amko Leenarts says the look follows an imagined evolution of the Capri since production ended in 1986, as inspired by the rising popularity of SUVs.

This beefier Capri follows Ford’s other modern takes on classic nameplates, including the Mustang, which became an electric SUV, and the Maverick, which ended up as a pickup truck.

It will come in rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive extended-range configurations and a “premium” trim option for each. Ford is promising a maximum range of 627km (about 390 miles) on a single charge for the extended-range RWD model, based on European WLTP estimates.

It’s the second model built on Volkswagen’s MEB electric vehicle platform, following the Explorer EV that launched in Europe last year and also has no plans for a US release. The Capri and Explorer have extremely similar specs that line up with the Volkswagen EVs they share platforms with (ID.5 and ID.4, respectively). However, the Capri has a slightly sportier look that might make it more of a middle option amid Ford’s lineup with the Explorer and Mustang Mach-E.


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