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Ford’s next classic car revival will revive the Mustang Mach-E saga

Ford’s next classic car revival will revive the Mustang Mach-E saga
Ford’s next classic car revival will revive the Mustang Mach-E saga

The central theses

  • Ford confirms that the new Capri will be presented on July 10th.
  • The cult coupe will become an electric vehicle and probably a crossover.
  • It is expected to be based on Volkswagen’s MEB platform and will probably appear as the ID.5 with a new design.


Ford has announced the official unveil date for the new Capri, its all-electric coupe-crossover developed with the help of Volkswagen. The Blue Oval has confirmed that the Capri will arrive on July 10, confirming previous reports about the revived name. The automaker announced the launch date in a highly unusual way. A cryptic fake advert in the UK Classic Car Week The magazine advertises the fictional company Comeback Cars.


The advert, which is full of references to the Capri sports car, includes a line that reads: “We promise to quickly restore your car to its original glory EVERY time.” That all but confirms that the new Capri will be launched as a fastback coupe. The advert also invites you to WhatsApp the word “COMEBACK” to a phone number. If you’re interested, try messaging +44 7458 197899. The use of a classic car magazine is pretty clever. Ford is hoping to appeal to fans of the original Capri, but the new model will be a far cry from the original.

Ford Mustang Mach E (2024)

PS
264 HP | 290 HP | 325 HP | 365 HP | 480 HP

Torque
387 pound-feet | 500 pound-feet | 600 pound-feet

0–60 mph
Estimated 5.5 – 4.5 seconds

Top speed
183km/h

Fuel consumption
110/96 MPG

A very unusual teaser campaign

AutoBuzz tried it out and was greeted with several prompts and messages, including the release date of July 10. Some of them are a bit unusual, though: “If the seagulls are following the trawler, it’s because they think sardines are being thrown into the sea. Now throw these pictures into the online sea and find out who’s following them…”


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What else do we know about the Capri? First of all, it will be based on Volkswagen’s MEB platform. This platform is also the basis for the new Explorer EV, which is closely related to the Volkswagen ID. 4. Therefore, it’s safe to assume that the Capri will be mechanically identical to the Volkswagen ID.5, a coupe-style crossover that isn’t offered in the US.

What do we know about the Capri?

The Capri will be the third Ford crossover to adopt a sporty name from the past, following the Mustang Mach-E and Puma. Since the new Capri will essentially be a redesigned ID. 5, we expect Ford to share its electric powertrains. There are several options to choose from in the UK, including the high-performance GTX. This variant offers 295bhp and enables a 0-60mph sprint in 5.4 seconds. That’s respectable, but won’t win over Capri fans.


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Giving that name to a battery-powered crossover is sure to anger Ford fans, just as the Mustang Mach-E did when it launched. Whether it replicates the success and popularity of the original remains to be seen, but we wonder if car nuts will dream of owning the new one. It’s worth noting that the original Capri was sold in the United States, albeit as a Mercury. The first two generations were the same as the European Capri, but with the third model, Ford decided to base the Mercury Capri on the Mustang. Since neither the ID.5 nor the Explorer EV are available in the U.S., we don’t expect the Capri to be offered in the United States.

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