Ford will revive the Puma nameplate for its new SUV, which is predicated on the Fiesta-hatchback. The American model has launched a teaser of the brand new Puma SUV forward of its scheduled official reveal in the course of the summer season of 2019. The Ford Puma was a two-door coupe that was produced between 1997 and 2002 in worldwide markets, which additionally shared its underpinnings with the Fiesta.
The brand new Puma is anticipated to fit between the Ford EcoSport and the just lately revealed Kuga within the firm’s worldwide vary. Based mostly on the teaser, the Puma will likely be a sportier, extra style-oriented mannequin than the EcoSport, and can characteristic design cues that make it look extra like the most recent Fiesta and Focus, somewhat than a boxy SUV.
Count on the cabin to even be just like the Fiesta and Focus, with Ford’s dashboard-mounted SYNC touchscreen infotainment system and far of the identical switchgear. In comparison with the EcoSport, the Puma may have a much bigger 456-litre boot. Ford will stability an SUV-like increased seating place with the need to retain the Fiesta’s driver focus.
Stuart Rowley, Ford’s European boss, mentioned the brand new Puma would “actually resonate with compact automobile clients in Europe” by means of “progressive and evocative styling.”
Together with the teaser, Ford has additionally revealed that the brand new Puma will likely be powered by a 155hp mild-hybrid engine, which contains of a 1.Zero-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine coupled to a 48V belt-driven starter motor generator.
Whereas Ford has not but revealed additional particulars, the Puma will likely be constructed at its Craiova plant in Romania. Keep tuned for extra particulars.