New and Hot Ford Puma 2021
Ford needs a major hit right now, preferably one without a badge spelling out Ranger across the tailgate or featuring a silhouette of the mustang, to halt two decades income slip in Australia, and the upcoming Puma might just be it.
For starters, the JK-series Puma’s design could not be more different than the EcoSport, which was created as a hardy, practical small SUV from Brazil, while its replacement is a more sophisticated and high-tech head turner from Germany with premium aspirations.
Speaking of in terms of premium, with a starting price of $29,990, the base Puma is $7200 more expensive than the base EcoSport Ambiente, but it brings with a much higher level of specification that would elevate the Ford: ran from Mitsubishi ASX to Volkswagen T-Cross.
These include considerably more oomph (92kW/170Nm, 1 litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine with five driving modes, which send torques to front wheels by a seven-speed two-clutch system transmitting), wireless smartphone charger, an 8 inch media display screen having multiple reverse digital camera, satellite menu, Apple CarPlay/Android Automobile and DAB+ digital radio station, and a considerable assortment of driver-assist safety including AEB with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, traffic sign recognition, and rear parking sensors.
Like Mustang, the Puma is definitely the one that Ford will capitalise on a race/competition program to help give it greater edge among substantially broader market of tiny SUVs.
And speaking of Ford’s efficiency hot-hatch, there is a much-anticipated Puma ST will come to Sydney, creating a pocket-rocket supermini’s reputation, contributing towards the company’s long-established credibility for developing driver’s cars, while still offering buyers increased choices along with their enthusiasm.
Ford Puma, a cat on the list of tiny SUV pigeons? Let us hang on and discover. However, now - more than ever, Ford cannot afford yet another under-achiever.