Puma, the new Ford crossover, will be on sale by the end of the year
At the Go Further Event in Amsterdam Ford revealed Puma, an SUV-inspired compact crossover that fuses modern exterior design; best-in- class luggage capacity and flexibility.
Puma adopts mild-hybrid powertrain technology: a belt-driven integrated starter/generator enables recovery of energy usually lost during braking and coasting to charge a 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack. The system also acts as a motor, seamlessly integrating three-cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine to provide torque substitution – which reduces the amount of work required from the petrol engine to maximise fuel savings. The total power available from the system is of 155 PS.
Puma joins Ford’s expanding line-up of SUV and crossover models in Europe, including the Fiesta and Focus Active, EcoSport, Kuga, Edge, and the all-new Explorer Plug- In Hybrid – unveiled yesterday.
Puma will go on sale on Europe at the end of the year (at January in Italy), and will be produced at Ford’s Craiova Assembly Plant, Romania, following nearly €1.5 billion investment.