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Polestar CEO Throws Shade At Ford Capri Over Design

Following months of anticipation and multiple teasers from the automaker, the all-new Ford Capri EV debuted yesterday bearing a design that makes it unique from its platform-mate, the Ford Explorer EV. However, many were quick to point out the familiar design cues the new Ford Capri EV bears on the outside, including its Porsche-like headlights, as well as the fact that overall, its shape is quite similar to the Polestar 2. Turns out, it wasn’t just enthusiasts that noticed those similarities, either.

Polestar CEO Ford Capri EV Instagram Story

In fact, Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath himself noticed the striking similarities between the new Ford Capri EV and the Polestar 2, then posted the above to his Instagram stories. Along with a side-view photo of the Capri EV, Ingenlath added “I knew about the U.S. production of PS3 [Polestar 3]. This came as a surprise.” The story was first noticed by InsideEVs, and is obviously notable for a number of reasons besides the fact that it confirms what most of us have been thinking over the past 24 hours or so.

In terms of sizing, the Ford Capri EV is very close to the Polestar 2, with a wheelbase that’s two inches longer, though it is four inches taller. Regardless, there’s no denying the similarities in exterior styling between the two, when we compare them side by side. Interestingly, Ford Authority also spotted The Blue Oval benchmarking a Polestar 2 back in August of 2022, too.

Polestar 2 - Exterior 001 - Side

Polestar 2

Of course, there’s a lot of history between these companies, as Ford purchased Volvo back in 1999 and held onto it through 2010. China-based Geely Automobile now owns Volvo, which created Polestar as its own EV spinoff prior to that transaction. Earlier this year, Geely – which now owns both brands – announced that Volvo would no longer provide funding for Polestar, though the two continue to collaborate on things like manufacturing and research and development.

We’ll have more on the Ford Capri EV soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Capri news and 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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  1. John

    How do we know the polestar isn’t a chinese knockoff of the Capri

    1. Brett Foote

      The Polestar 2 has been in production for over four years now

  2. JE

    The first thing is that this atrocity is NOT a Capri. It´s a boring SUV and a cheap copy of a Polestar 2 with Capri emblems. Like the Mach-e, which also is NOT a Mustang, now Farley produces another abomination with no character and that doesn´t represent what those automobiles always were. Instead of taking iconic car names to sell nonsense, he should produce real sports coupes or if he wants more SUV´s (I don´t see what for), he should then use new names.

    1. Stalkbroker94

      The Mustang Mach E is a Mustang. Stop whining about it already.

  3. Marco G

    Certainly can’t blame them for whining. Just awfully similar

  4. Bill E

    All these crossovers / SUVs look alike. Why bother to call out another manufacturer when there is a close resemblance to any styling that may differentiate one from another. Just another EV that I’m not interested in Ford.

    1. ArtG

      Unless you live in Europe, your interest is irrelevant, since it’s not coming to the U.S.

  5. Ian

    If it’s using the Volkswagen Meb platform it’s got to be an id5

  6. Nico

    Oh Thomas, don’t get your kickers in a knot…your Polestar 2 is a copy of both the original Capri and the Lancia Delta…all SUV’s are copies of a copy of a copy, where are the real designers? They are all CAD’s or stemmed from the sword of Zorro!

  7. Mike

    Looks to me like they both copied the Lamborghini Urus.

  8. Mr. Miyagi

    Cream pie is part of a balanced breakfast.

  9. Ronald Keith

    This is a rather bland and uninspiring design not a very good effort.


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