On tests seen high-performance crossover Ford Puma STFebruary 13, 2020
Western publications published photos from tests of the “charged” performance of the compact crossover Ford Puma ST. The official presentation of the American news should take place this year.
In July last year, Ford introduced its new crossover under the name Puma, which had previously been assigned to a stylish three-door hatchback. The new SUV will certainly have a more powerful version of the Puma ST – company representatives spoke about this even before the presentation of their new product. It is noteworthy that the “spy” photos of the prototype high-performance crossover appeared even before we officially presented the usual version of the car. Today we have pictures of the Puma ST test model on which there was absolutely no camouflage, which gives us our first look at the body and optics of the new product.
The lack of camouflage shows a lot of what we expected to see. For example, we see a black “lip” of the front spoiler and we can notice a large intercooler hiding behind the front bumper.
At the rear there are double tailpipes and a larger roof spoiler. Inside, the Puma ST looks very similar to the regular version of the crossover, with an infotainment screen that is “stuck” on the dashboard and the HVAC controls are pulled over the dashboard. The Puma ST also has Recaro seats and large brakes.
Puma ST should get the same engine as the Ford Fiesta ST. It is a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine. At Fiesta ST, it develops 198 horsepower (290 Nm). Power should be sent to the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox, as in the Fiesta ST. While the Fiesta ST can accelerate to 100 km / h in 6.5 seconds, the larger and heavier Puma ST should be slightly slower.
The official presentation of the high-performance Ford Puma ST will be held this summer. The novelty goes on sale as a crossover 2021 model year.
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