Pushed and goaded perhaps by competition, Ford is ready to make changes to its existing Puma range. This is basically to counter the threat of various competitors. It already has many crossover models such as Focus Active, Kuga, Edge, Fiesta active amongst others. Yes, all these are SUVs and today one in five vehicles that Ford sells in Europe belong to the SUV range. It is therefore not surprising that the sales of SUVs increased for Forde by around 19 percent in the year 2018. The new 2020 Ford Puma will be joining the expanding line up of and therefore it will be quite interesting to know more about the features. We will try and look at the interiors, exteriors, engine, under the bonnet and other interesting aspects of this much talked about and expected release.
New Ford Puma 2020 Interior
Let us first get started with the interiors. Though nothing much has been officially announced, quite a few things can be made out through information emanating from the “insiders”. For example, many fans of Ford Puma are excited about the lower wing elements. It will, according to them, have air-curtain inlets. The flat-bottomed steering wheel with unique red stitching will also add quite a bit of luxury, looks, and style to the interiors. The red stitching will also be available on partial leather seats.
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However, this is most likely to be an additional option and may not be a part of the standard models. You also can expect high-quality alloy pedals with gear shifter also made from aluminum. The signature headliner will also perhaps go a long way to heighten the sporty nature and character of this vehicle. In front of you, there will be an 8-inch central touchscreen, with multimedia support like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, Ford’s SYNC 3, navigation… Optionally there will be the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, fully configurable.
2020 Ford Puma Exterior
As is the case with the earlier versions, the new 2020 version of Ford Puma will in all probability have a low and sloping roofline. This will for sure make it stand from the crowd. It also might have an anti-wedge design. However, this might sport a belt-line that is flatter. Experts believe that this could go a long way in delivering balanced proportions. In fine, Ford engineers and designers have worked overtime to offer an exterior that will be a continuation of the previous styles.
At the same time, access and load-space will also continue to be big takeaways as far as this new model is concerned. The front-end will come fitted with headlamps that are canoe-shaped. The LED fog lamps will be placed just below the headlamps. The integrated front air curtain will allow airflow across the front wheels. This might go a long way in reducing turbulence and also might improve aerodynamics quite significantly. There will be two sizes of wheels, 18-inch standard or 19-inch optional (matt black machined alloy), for ST line trim.
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New Ford Puma 2020 colours:
– Desert Island Blue,
– Blazer Blue,
– Race Red,
– Agate Black,
– Lucid Red,
– Solar Silver,
– Grey Matter,
– Frozen White,
– Metropolis White.
Engine And Under The Bonnet
The time-tested and proven EcoBoost Hybrid technology will help in boosting the performance of the 1.0-liter petrol engine. It will also come with a hybrid variant and diesel variant. The hybrid will have a 48-volt lithium-ion air-cooled battery pack, which recover energy during braking (BISG technology). The new torque substitution mechanism will improve fuel efficiency by as much as 9 percent. On the whole, it certainly will be a powerful and smooth driving experience and it will be able to lap up distances effortlessly while being in a position to handle tough and demanding terrains without any huff and puff.
There will be two power options of this engine, 125 ps, with fuel consumption of 5.4 l/100 km / 52 mpg; and stronger 155 ps with consumption of 5.6 l/100 km / 50 mpg. Non-hybrid 1.0 l EcoBoost engine will have 5.8 l/100 km / 48.7 mpg. The EcoBoost diesel power train with the six-speed manual transmission will be added later.
Safety and driver technology (Ford Co-Pilot360 technologies):
– Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go,
– Speed Sign Recognition,
– Lane Centring,
– Active Park Assist,
– Local Hazard Information functionality,
– Road Edge Detection functionality,
– Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detectio,
– Post-Collision Braking technology,
– Evasive Steering Assist,
– Wrong Way Alert.
Release Date and Price
It is more or less confirmed that the 2020 Puma will be ready for commercial launch by October 2019. The price for the base model is expected to be around $25,390 while the advanced models like Puma ST should cost around $32,000.
2020 Ford Puma photos