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Second VW Based Ford EV Will Be Revealed In July

Mass production of the all-new Ford Explorer EV for Europe is already underway at the Cologne Electric Vehicle Center in Germany, but it won’t be alone in that regard for long. In fact, it will soon be joined by another Ford EV riding on Volkswagen’s MEB platform, one that could resurrect the Capri nameplate. As Ford Authority reported last week, this new Ford EV is expected to be revealed “soon,” though the automaker stopped short of revealing a specific date or timeframe.

Now, Automotive News Europe is reporting that the new MEB-based Ford EV will be unveiled at the Cologne plant on July 10th. At this time, further details regarding the new model remain a bit scant, though Ford Authority has spotted prototypes testing on numerous occasions, revealing a more coupe-like roofline than the Explorer EV. True to form, Ford refers to this model as a “sports crossover,” signaling that it may simply be a sportier version of the more squared-off Explorer EV.

In terms of output, this new sporty Ford EV will be built in smaller quantities than the Explorer EV – around one-third to two-thirds of the latter model’s total – with the Cologne plant touting a max capacity of 250,000 units annually. It’s expected to cost roughly the same as its twin, which starts out at around €49,500 ($53,680 USD) depending on market.

Following the launch of these two new Ford EV models, it’s unclear what the automaker will do after nixing its plan to electrify the entire Blue Oval European passenger vehicle lineup by 2030 amid waning demand. For now, we know that Ford plans to offer a mix of pure ICE, hybrid, and EV models in that market moving forward, though developing its own low-cost platform and perhaps even bringing back small cars are also in the cards, apparently.

We’ll have more on this future Ford EV soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. JE

    Another boring crossover. What for? The Capri was a soprts coupe. If Ford will not produce one, let the nameplate dead.

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  2. Dwayne D

    Ford is lost! We need some alpha leaders!

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