Ford has officially unveiled the new compact crossover Puma

Ford has officially unveiled the new compact crossover Puma

June 26, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The 2020 model year has received very compact dimensions and “tons” of various technologies – in particular, massage seats and the autonomous control system Ford CoPilot360. Puma will go on sale in Europe by the end of the year, no pricing information yet.

Earlier this year, Ford announced a small crossover, and there is no mistake in its connection with the updated Fiesta subcompact model on the European market. Both cars have common features – in the profile of the crossover there are many designer chips Fiesta. The new Puma gets a more round, happier (no, well, you look at it) front end and, of course, the ground clearance rises a little, but anyone who feels comfortable with the current Fiesta will probably feel at home in Puma. At the start of sales, the crossover will be offered either in the expensive version of the Titanium, or in the performance of ST-Line, and the latter clearly looks more sporty.

Ford offers a new Puma with plenty of available technology. In addition to the expected tidbits, such as active cruise control, automatic emergency braking, detection of pedestrians and assistance in keeping the lane, Puma is available with limited autonomous system Ford CoPilot360.

The rear camera with provides a 180 degree view — this function, according to Ford, is the first in this segment, while Andriod Auto and Apple CarPlay services are offered free of charge. Everything is controlled through an 8-inch central touch screen, it is also proposed 12.3-inch screen is used for the virtual dashboard.

Puma’s power comes from the EcoBoost 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine, coupled with a 48-volt hybrid system. Power will be 123 or 153 hp It is said that a diesel unit will be offered over time, but regardless of the engine, all power is distributed only to the front wheels. All-wheel drive option is not available.