Ford Puma EV Spotted, Concealing Its Redesigned Front
【Summary】The Ford Puma will receive a mid-life update in 2024, along with the introduction of a fully electric version. Spy photos of the camouflaged EV prototype reveal an EV-specific front bumper, covered grille for better aerodynamics, redesigned lower bumper intakes, and new LED headlights. The interior will likely feature changes to the digital cockpit layout and include the latest ADAS and connectivity features.
The Ford Puma is set to undergo a mid-lifecycle update in 2024, coinciding with the introduction of a fully electric variant to the small SUV's lineup. Recently, spy photographers captured images of a camouflaged prototype of the EV, revealing several differences compared to its internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts.
One of the most notable distinctions is the EV-specific front bumper. The grille is covered to enhance aerodynamics, while the lower bumper intakes have been redesigned with elements reminiscent of the larger Ford Mustang Mach-E. The headlights maintain the same shape as the current model but feature new LED graphics. The profile and tail of the EV appear unchanged, except for the absence of a tailpipe and a slightly different rear spoiler.
The dashboard of the facelifted Puma was concealed, suggesting changes to the layout of the digital cockpit. It is possible that the car may adopt the dual 12-inch displays found in the E-Tourneo Custom. Additionally, it is expected that Ford will equip the updated Puma with the latest advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and connectivity features.
The Ford Puma EV is anticipated to share its electrified underpinnings with the E-Transit Courier and E-Tourneo Courier vans, as all three models are based on the architecture of the discontinued Fiesta supermini. The commercial vehicles are equipped with a single electric motor generating 134 hp (100 kW / 136 PS) and 290 Nm (214 lb-ft) of torque. While these figures closely align with entry-level Stellantis EVs, other competing B-SUVs such as the recently updated Peugeot E-2008 offer more powerful options. The battery pack capacity has not been disclosed by Ford, but the company has stated that it can charge from 10-80% in under 35 minutes when connected to a 100 kW DC fast charger.
Further details about the Ford Puma EV, also known as the E-Puma, are expected to be revealed in the coming months. Ford has officially confirmed that the electric version of the small SUV will be manufactured in Craiova, Romania, alongside the ICE-powered Puma.
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