At the Nurburgring seen a prototype of the “charged” crossover Ford Puma ST

At the Nurburgring seen a prototype of the “charged” crossover Ford Puma ST

May 14, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Journalists captured the prototype of the high-performance compact crossover Ford Puma ST. Apparently, the presentation of new items is expected in the coming months. Sales will start before the end of this year.

Spy photos of the American crossover in a more powerful ST-version appeared in February this year and even then, the novelty did not receive any camouflage. We believe that the official presentation of this car will take place soon, but until this happens, the team of Ford engineers continues to test the car, making the latest improvements to it before it goes on sale. New “spy” photos show Puma ST on the Nurburgring racetrack.

 These pictures do not show us anything new – the crossover already looks like it has already received all the serial elements of the exterior and is ready for debut.

   From the usual model, the more powerful ST-version can be distinguished by the front panel with a more aggressive design, wing expanders and unique asymmetric wheels. Other sporting touches include a larger roof spoiler, as well as another rear bumper.

Puma ST should borrow a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine from the high-performance baby Fiesta ST. In a “hot” hatchback, this engine develops 198 horsepower and 290 Nm of torque, which should accelerate Puma to 100 km / h in about 6.0 seconds. Power will be sent to the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox.

 It’s funny that the American automaker has no plans to start selling the regular Ford Puma crossover, as well as its more powerful performance with the ST prefix in its homeland – in the United States. In other markets, sales of new items will begin before the end of the year.

Not so long ago, we wrote that the image of the “charged” Ford F-150 Raptor 2021 pickup was published. Foreign publications published their vision of what a high-performance version of the American Ford F-150 2021 pickup model year 20 might look like.