Tomorrow, on June 26, the 2019 Ford Puma will debut. Meanwhile the maker is teasing with a new short video. It is no longer a coupe, but a small 5-door crossover.
The new Puma utilizes the Fiesta’s revised platform and comes to sit between the current Ford EcoSport and the new Kuga.
The car has the latest Ford family features: distinctive LED lights, a taller and wider front grille, a lifted hatchback body style, a flowing roofline.
The elevated height adds space and practicality. The trunk capacity is 456 liters, it’s more than that of some rivals.
The new Puma will be powered by Ford’s 1.0-liter 3-cylinder EcoBoost turbo engine as part of the 48-volt mild-hybrid system (including an integrated belt-driven starter generator). The total output will be 155 hp and 177 lb-ft (240 Nm) of torque. A non-hybrid gasoline version will likely have a 1.0-liter 100-hp engine like the Ford Fiesta.
The Puma’s cost has not been announced yet.
In Germany, for example, the Ecosport starts from €15,590 ($19,995 in the USA), the Kuga is from €19,990. We expect the Puma will be priced not far from these two neighboring models.
Photo: 1999 Ford Puma