Ford is revealing a new electric sports crossover next week, here’s what to expect


Ford will unveil a new all-electric “sports crossover” next week. The new Ford EV crossover will be built on Volkswagen’s MEB platform, following the Electric Explorer. Here’s what to expect from the new model.

After the first all-electric Explorer rolled off the assembly line at its new Cologne EV plant in Germany this week, Ford is already planning to unveil another EV.

Ford said a second EV will be “revealed shortly,” with production scheduled to begin later this year. The new EV, described as a “sports crossover,” is part of a 2020 deal with VW to use its MEB platform, the same underpinning its ID series.

Although Ford initially said it would introduce an EV as a follow-up to the Mustang Mach-E, which ended up being the electric Explorer, we later learned a second model was planned.

Although Ford has yet to confirm it, media reports suggest it will called the Capri. Ford’s Capri was a hit after it launched in 1969, with over 400,000 models sold in its first two years. By 1974, there were 1.2 million Ford Capri drivers.

Ford’s electric models coming to Europe (Source: Ford)

Ford to unveil its new EV sports crossover, the Capri

The iconic fastback coupe is poised to return as an all-electric sports crossover based on VW’s MEB platform.

According to Automotive News, Ford will unveil the new Capri EV sports crossover on July 10, 2024.

Ford Electric Explorer (Source: Ford)

After it was spotted testing last year, the Capri EV appears much like many MEB-based vehicles with a long wheelbase and wide stance. You can see a resemblance to the Cupra Tavascan, another electric SUV based on VW’s MEB platform.

As the report notes, the Capri and Explorer EVs will be similar to VW’s ID.4 and ID.5. With a new battery, the electric Explorer features up to 374 miles (600 km) range.

Volkswagen ID.4 GTX and ID.5 GTX (Source: Volkswagen)

The dual-motor Explorer EV uses the same 335 hp powertrain that powers Volkswagen’s GTX models with a 79 kWh battery. The single-motor model starts at £45,875 ($58,000), while a standard range model will be available later, starting at around £39,875 ($50,000).

Check back soon, as more details on Ford’s new EV crossover are expected to be released before its debut next week.

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