Ford continues testing its “charged” crossover Puma ST

Ford continues testing its “charged” crossover Puma ST

February 20, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The tests saw a prototype of the high-performance crossover Ford Puma ST. The car was practically not covered with camouflage film, so you can see new details of its exterior.

Another batch of “spy” images shows us the upcoming compact Ford Puma crossover in the high-performance version of ST. The prototype of the novelty did not receive any camouflage.

Compared to the regular SUV version from the American brand, the ST version of the model has a different front bumper with a large air intake in the center and a thin splitter. The attachment points for the extended wings are visible, but it seems that for some reason they remained unsecured. The car received rims with a rather strange, asymmetric design. At the back there is a large roof spoiler. There is also a new lower bumper trim that frees up space for the two round tailpipes of the exhaust system.

 According to insiders, the upcoming Puma ST will receive the same powerplant as the European version of the high-performance baby Fiesta ST.

We are talking about a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine with a capacity of 198 horsepower (290 Nm). As a transmission, a six-speed manual gearbox will be offered, which will direct torque to the front wheels. Fiesta ST accelerates to 100 km / h in 6.5 seconds, and in the case of a heavier model Puma, this figure will be slightly higher.

 Judging by the fact that the last two or three seen prototypes of the American crossover novelty did not have camouflage, it can be assumed that the debut of the Ford Puma ST will take place very soon, and its sales can begin before the end of this year.