Ford Capri transformed into electric SUV with 390-mile range.

Ford’s latest unveiling has brought back an iconic nameplate in the form of the Capri electric coupé-SUV, promising a new electric era with an impressive range of almost 400 miles.

Designed to embody “the classic Capri spirit” from its legendary two-door coupé of the 1970s and 80s, this electric beauty is set to begin production shortly at the Cologne Electric Vehicle Center alongside the Explorer SUV.

Just like the new Ford Explorer, the Capri is based on Volkswagen’s MEB architecture, a result of the collaboration between the two car giants. This architecture is also utilized in models like the Volkswagen ID.5 and Škoda Enyaq Coupe.

While the Capri may not bear many design similarities with its predecessor, which ceased production in 1986, Ford assures us that its styling “reimagines classic Capri design cues for the electric age.” Additionally, the Capri flaunts a more sleek coupe roofline compared to the Explorer, accompanied by a choice of 19-, 20-, or 21-inch machined metal alloy wheels and a vibrant colour palette that includes an exclusive Vivid Yellow option.

Buyers can choose between two powertrains: rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive extended-range configurations, similar to what we have already witnessed in the Explorer. These models boast 77kWh and 79kWh batteries, respectively. Furthermore, a single-motor RWD variant with a 52kWh NMC battery will be released later, offering a more affordable entry-level option.

The rear-wheel-drive models pack 286hp and can accelerate from 0-62mph in 6.3 seconds, while the dual-motor AWD powertrain offers up to 340hp and achieves a 0-62mph sprint in just 5.5 seconds.

Ford is promising a maximum range of 627km / 390 miles for the extended-range rear-wheel-drive version, and 560km / 348 miles for the all-wheel-drive variant. In addition, fast charging is supported, enabling the Capri to juice up at a rapid rate of up to 185kW via DC chargers, reaching 80% battery capacity in approximately 26 minutes. Drivers will also have access to over 600,000 BlueOval Charge Network charge points across Europe.

Both powertrains are available in standard or Premium trim, boasting a range of features including a 14.6-inch portrait infotainment screen with voice activation and connected navigation. Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility come as standard, along with a spacious 17-litre ‘megaconsole’ between the front seats capable of accommodating a 15-inch laptop. Personal belongings can be securely stored in the ‘My Private Locker’, and a foldable boot floor allows for a generous 572 litres of boot space.

Amko Leenarts, director of design at Ford in Europe, expressed, “We’re celebrating our past while reinventing our future. The new all-electric Capri is a car that only Ford could build.”

Pricing for the extended-range versions will start from £48,075, with the cheaper standard-range model set to arrive later. Customers in the UK can expect the first models to be delivered around mid-autumn this year.

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