Ford cars have been manufactured in Cologne for nearly a hundred years, and now a new era has begun.

Ford has begun production of the all-electric Explorer series in Cologne, Germany. A new electric crossover will also roll out on the same production lines this year, and according to the news, it may be called the returning Capri.

Ford has invested more than $2 billion in modernizing the Cologne plant and production lines, which began in 1930. The electric vehicle center is equipped with self-learning machines and more than 600 new robots. They coordinate tasks such as welding, cutting, dusting, painting, and attaching vehicle components.

The Ford Explorer is based on the same platform as the Volkswagen ID.4. However, they are not identical in all their features. Although the Ford uses the same battery pack, it's still wider than the ID.4, but it's 124mm shorter and 40mm lower than its German sibling. The basic Explorer trunk has a volume of 450 litres. The base model features rear-wheel drive and 168 horsepower, and its 55 kWh battery allows a range of up to 350 kilometers.

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Explorer has already started selling in our country, and the first car will arrive in showrooms at the end of August. The base model starts at 15.9 million here.