A Brand-New Ford Capri Might Be Around the Corner, Should Debut Next Month

2024 Ford Capri - Rendering 6 photos
Photo: Kolesa
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Besides using the Mustang moniker on an electric crossover completely unrelated to the iconic pony car, Ford has successfully revived some names from its past. Thus, there is now a brand-new Puma that has become a subcompact crossover for the new era and a fresh Bronco that continues the legacy of its forefathers.
Moreover, if everything goes as planned, then the Blue Oval might have another nameplate ace up its sleeve: the Capri. This moniker was used on the company's sports cars (and not only) between 1968 and 1986 overseas, with the automaker parting ways with around 1.8 million copies through the three generations that came to life.

We first heard about a possible resurrection of the Capri nameplate a couple of years ago, and more recently, it appears that a new one might be around the corner. A report signed by AutoNews states that Ford will unveil a brand-new electric crossover at its plant in Cologne, Germany, on July 10.

The model is said to enter production next to the Explorer EV in the same factory that used to assemble the defunct Fiesta subcompact hatchback. Like its high-riding sibling, the new crossover, which will be a coupe, will utilize the same MEB construction as part of a partnership between the Volkswagen Group and Ford.

2024 Ford Capri \- Rendering
Photo: Kolesa
Other vehicles based on this platform include the VW ID.3, ID.4, ID.5, ID.6, ID.7, ID. Buzz, Skoda Enyaq, Cupra Tavascan, Born, and Audi Q4 e-tron. As a result, the Dearborn automaker will have many powertrains at its disposal to implement in the upcoming electric crossover coupe. But the biggest news is not that it will be a re-bodied ID.5, as this vehicle might use the Capri nameplate.

While the slightly boxier Explorer EV targets its ID.4 cousin, the next Capri (name unconfirmed) will feature a fastback body, and this, combined with its size, will pin it against the ID.5. The new EV might utilize the Explorer's powertrain family, so it should launch with single- and dual-motor assemblies that could be fed by the same 77 kWh battery pack.

Ford will face some criticism for utilizing the Capri name on an electric crossover coupe, but its fanbase has gotten used to these moves, as the automaker wants to cash in on some iconic nameplates from its past by bringing them into the new era and using them on high-riders.

We will find out in less than a month from today if the Blue Oval's upcoming EV will indeed be christened the Capri or not, given that the quoted outlet's report is correct, as the model should be presented on July 10. Subsequently, it will enter production at Cologne, and deliveries will probably commence a few weeks/months later.
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Editor's note: Renderings courtesy of Kolesa.

About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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