Ford has published the first image of a new compact crossover – the Ford Puma. It combines a vivid exterior design with the best-in-class cargo space and a mild-hybrid 48-volt system.
There appeared the first teaser of the revived Ford Puma model, but as a crossover this time. The key features of the design are aerodynamic outlines, compact proportions, increased clearance and a spacious 456-liter trunk that holds up to two golf bags in a vertical position.
To better fuel efficiency, the maker uses the Ford EcoBoost Hybrid technology in the Ford Puma. The starter generator interacts with a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder petrol EcoBoost engine. It enables recovery and accumulation of energy and recharging of a 48-volt lithium-ion rechargeable battery.
Working instead of the gasoline engine, the starter generator uses stored energy to maximize fuel economy. As an auxiliary power source it provides an increase in the total torque. The powertrain outputs 115hp.
The Puma will join the SUV lineup of the brand for the European market, which includes the Kuga, Edge Fiesta Active, Focus Active, EcoSport and the new Explorer Plug-In Hybrid.
The Ford Puma goes on sale in late 2019. Ford’s assembly facility in Craiova (Romania) will be the place for the new model production.