Ford Wants To Carry Puma ST To The US
– by Eastautonews.com
For individuals who do not know, the Puma is a recently-revealed crossover that Ford seemingly has no plans to supply within the US. This can be a disgrace as a result of we predict the Puma appears to be like a lot better than the sub-compact crossover that’s at present supplied within the US, the Ford EcoSport. In contrast to the EcoSport, which has been on sale in different markets since 2012, the Puma is all-new and affords the identical drivetrains discovered within the Europe-only Fiesta. It is even received a handbook transmission possibility.
Our spy photographer just lately noticed Ford testing a Puma ST, which is able to use the identical 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine discovered within the Europe-only Fiesta ST mated to a six-speed handbook. The Puma ST has been noticed testing earlier than however this one appears to be like way more production-ready. We are able to clearly see the deeper entrance spoiler, roof spoiler, bigger brakes, twin exhaust pipes, and huge intercooler particular to the ST mannequin.
Our photographers even received an excellent have a look at the inside, the place drivers will probably be hugged by Recaro seats whereas they row by the gears on a six-speed handbook transmission. Because the Puma ST will use the identical engine discovered within the new Fiesta ST, it ought to produce 200 horsepower going out to the entrance wheels. Anticipate a 0-60 mph time in round seven seconds.