Since the end of last year the Ford Puma has been officially available in Europe. In the first quarter of 2020, it was sold 18,713 vehicles! That is a huge number, so it seems that Ford still can make really good cars.
The Ford Puma is a five-door, front-wheel drive city SUV of the subcompact class that captivates with its striking exterior and interior design. In Europe Ford Puma is offered in three versions to choose from, each equipped with a 6-speed “manual” gearbox and drive wheels on the front axle. By default, under the hood of the crossover, there is a 1.0-liter EcoBoost gasoline three-cylinder unit with an in-line layout, a turbocharger, direct fuel injection, variable valve timing, a 12-valve timing belt and a single cylinder deactivation system at low loads, generating 125 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 170 Nm of torque at 1400 rpm. The trunk of the Ford Puma is one of the most capacious in the subcompact class: its volume in normal condition is 456 liters, including an additional 80-liter box in the underground, which can not only get dirty with any kind of dirty things like bicycle, food or animals, but also be washed from a hose due to the presence of a drain hole.
And that’s not all the Puma modifications have entered the market. European sales of the “charged” version of the compact crossover Ford Puma, which received the ST prefix, will begin in late 2020. Aggressive looks await us, as well as wheels and technical developments from the Ford Fiesta ST hot hatch.
There is no so many information about the new type of a car, but it is already known that the production version of the model will receive a redesigned bumper, wide front fenders, special rims and exclusive body colors. In addition, the Ford Puma ST will be equipped with an adaptive suspension and reinforced brakes.
As for the powertrain, the model will be equipped with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo engine with a capacity of 198 hp, which is currently equipped with the Fiesta ST model. There is only one gearbox – a six-speed “mechanics”, which means that drivers who are accustomed to an automatic gearbox will not be able to appreciate a new car. It is not clear why Ford decided to do this, but it clearly reduces the number of potential buyers. The model is only front-wheel drive. According to rumors, the Puma ST will be able to gain 100 km / h in 6.5-6.7 seconds at a top speed of 225-230 km / h.