Ford announced the release of the “charged” Ford Puma ST

Ford announced the release of the “charged” Ford Puma ST

August 10, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The newest car from the American brand will debut on 24 September. Even in the “charged” version, the 2020 Ford Puma ST will receive a 1.5-liter engine with 197 hp, borrowed from the Fiesta ST.

The official debut of the new Ford Puma ST will take place on 24 September. The company’s first compact sports crossover will receive a number of performance enhancements borrowed from the Fiesta ST hot hatchback, as well as several cosmetic and technological upgrades over the base model.

The announcement is the latest addition to Ford’s picking up campaign for the new Puma ST. As with previous updates, the new video offers a look at the styling of the new model, as well as confirming some of its specs and engine details.

Ford’s previous teaser has practically confirmed our suspicions about the powertrain of the new Puma ST. The engine sound in the video is identical to the sound of the “charged” Fiesta ST. It is possible that the power plant will be borrowed from the hatchback, since they share the same platform.

The Puma ST SUV will use the Fiesta ST’s 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that develops 197 hp power and 290 Nm of torque. Like the hatchback, drive will be sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission. However, the Puma’s heavier weight will mean it will be slightly slower than the Fiesta ST, which accelerates to 100 km / h in 6.5 seconds.

Chassis upgrades from the standard Puma should be extensive – the model could get lower suspension, stiffer springs and larger disc brakes for the front axle. As with the Fiesta ST, a mechanical limited slip differential and launch control should also be offered as optional extras, along with a gearshift indicator on the dashboard.

It is also known that buyers will receive a set of gray ST alloy wheels, aggressive body kit, enlarged rear arches, several ST badges on the body, as well as several new colors.

Puma’s current flagship, the ST-Line X First Edition Plus, is priced at £ 27,345, or around RUB 2.63 million, and features a 1.0-liter engine mated to a mild hybrid powertrain. The total output is 153 hp. This means that the cost of a “charged” model can be 27 thousand pounds.