Ford confirms the appearance of the “green” version of the Puma: the first image of the crossover
The American brand will present its novelty intended for the European market in 2024. Then production will begin.
A small crossover Ford Puma appeared in Europe in 2019. Its name is a reference to an inexpensive coupe, which is based on the Ford Fiesta IV (the car was produced at a factory in Germany in 1997-2002). It is curious that the Puma SUV is also based on the Fiesta, but already the seventh generation. Note that the Puma is still one of the best selling Ford models in the old world market.
Ford Puma Electric Progress
So, according to the results of the first full year of sales – "COVID" 2020 – Ford dealers sold 118,180 units in Europe, and during 2021 the figure grew: buyers bought 134,431 units. (13.8% more than a year earlier). The model worked this year as well: in January 2022, Puma sold 11,132 units, which is 7.2% more than in the first month of last year.
Earlier this week, Ford spoke about its plans for the Old World market: for this, the Americans had seven new electric vehicles in stock, including a “green" version of the Puma subcompact crossover. It is known that the production of this "battery" SUV will be launched in 2024 at the Romanian Ford plant (located in the city of Craiova). The site now produces "regular" Cougars with petrol and diesel engines.
Render of the electric version of the Ford Puma
So far, the company has “lit up” the future novelty in a general teaser, where it stands next to other future electric vehicles from Ford. The image shows the silhouette of the "green" crossover (full face), only the LED elements of the headlights are visible, while the shape of the headlights is hidden in the shadows.
In the photo: the current crossover Ford Puma
In fact, there is no official information about what the electric SUV, which could be called the Ford Puma E, will be like yet. The designer of the Spanish edition of motor.es decided to offer his own version of the appearance of the future novelty. American brand. It is assumed that such a crossover will have a number of differences from versions of the model with internal combustion engines.
Judging by the render, instead of the traditional grille, the model will receive a one-piece octagonal end cap in the style of Mustang Mach-E. It will likely be painted in body color and the interior trim will be black and shiny. A relatively small air intake is visible in the lower part of the front bumper, and the artist left the head optics in approximately the same shape, but the “stuffing” of the DRL pattern will be different.
The electric version of the Ford Puma is expected to be based on an updated version of the current Fiesta platform. It is worth noting that a number of crossovers from other brands promised to the European market will be based on the MEB station wagon (in partnership with the German company Volkswagen). According to preliminary data, the model will have only front-wheel drive, two electric motors to choose from, with a capacity of 130 and 150 hp. Its battery capacity is likely to be 50 kWh, and the range without recharging will be enough for 350 km (according to the WLTP cycle).