Ford Puma EV Spotted with Redesigned Front
【Summary】Ford is planning to update the Puma in 2024 with a fully electric version. Spy photos reveal some design changes, including a covered grille for better aerodynamics and redesigned lower bumper intakes. The headlights have new LED graphics, and the rear has a different spoiler and no tailpipe. The interior layout may change, potentially featuring dual 12-inch displays.
The Ford Puma is set to undergo a mid-lifecycle update in 2024, alongside the introduction of a fully electric variant to its lineup of small SUVs. Recently, our spy photographers captured images of a camouflaged prototype of the electric Puma, revealing several differences compared to its internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts.
One of the most noticeable distinctions is the EV-specific front bumper, which features a covered grille for improved aerodynamics. The lower bumper intakes have also been redesigned, taking inspiration from the larger Ford Mustang Mach-E. While the headlights retain the current model's shape, they now boast new LED graphics. The profile and tail of the electric Puma remain largely unchanged, except for the absence of a tailpipe and a slightly different rear spoiler.
The dashboard of the facelifted Puma was covered, indicating potential changes to the layout of the digital cockpit. It is speculated that the updated model may inherit the dual 12-inch displays found in the E-Tourneo Custom. Additionally, it is expected that Ford will equip the refreshed 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 vehicle and minivan variants are equipped with a single electric motor that generates 134 hp (100 kW / 136 PS) and 290 Nm (214 lb-ft) of torque. These figures closely align with entry-level Stellantis EVs, although rival B-SUVs like the recently updated Peugeot E-2008 are available in more powerful versions. The battery pack's capacity has yet to be disclosed, but Ford has revealed that it can charge from 10-80% in under 35 minutes when connected to a 100 kW DC fast charger.
In the coming months, we can expect to learn more about the Ford Puma EV, or perhaps known as the E-Puma. 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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