Is this the new Ford Capri? Electric coupe-SUV coming this year

June 11, 2024 by

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This could be the new Ford Capri, but don’t get your hopes up for a slinky two-door coupe… 

  • New Ford electric SUV spotted
  • Could be called the Capri
  • Coupe version of the Explorer
  • Likely to share parts with that car
  • Full reveal rumoured in July

With the new Ford Explorer finally on sale, the blue oval is turning its attention to something more sporty. A new coupe-SUV has been spotted testing, and rumours online suggest it could be called the Capri.

Ford hasn’t confirmed the name just yet, but this would be the first time that name has been used on a Ford since 1986. This new car is likely to use the same collection of parts as the Explorer and the Volkswagen ID4, but you’ll have to wait until later this year to find out.

New Ford Capri design

Fans of the classic Ford Capri may be dismayed to see an electric SUV wearing the iconic badge, but this wouldn’t be the first time Ford has revived its sports car names like this. The Puma is the most notable example, and the Mustang Mach-E ruffled a few feathers when it was unveiled as well.

New Ford Capri front

Anyway, it’s a bit early to start dusting off the pitchforks as the name hasn’t been confirmed yet. What we do know is this car will be a slinky coupe-SUV because it’s been spotted testing by Carwow’s spy photographers.

New Ford Capri side

It’s pretty well camouflaged for now, but you can already see that it looks radically different to the Explorer. It has a less boxy and rugged-looking front end to that car, and the headlights are slimmer as well.

New Ford Capri rear

The most notable difference though can be seen from the side, because the Capri has a sporty sloping roofline. It looks a bit like a jacked-up Polestar 2 from this angle, and it looks as though there’s a full-width light bar hiding under that wrap.

New Ford Capri motors and range

While there are no official technical specs for this new electric SUV, it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that it’ll use the same collection of parts as the Ford Explorer.

This means you could be able to get a dual-motor setup with up to 340hp, or a rear-wheel drive model with 286hp. The Explorer will also do up to 374 miles on a charge, so the Capri is likely to tout a similar figure.

New Ford Capri price and release date

A report by Automotive News has suggested that the new Ford Capri will be revealed in July this year, so it could hit the showrooms by the end of 2024.

There’s no official info on price right now, but you can expect it to fetch a small premium over the Explorer. Somewhere in the religion of £50,000 seems likely.

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