The Ford Fiesta enjoys a bit of a cult following thanks to its compact hatchback design and quirky color scheme, and now drivers could be getting a crossover interpretation of the Fiesta. The new Ford Puma, which used to be a Fiesta-based coupe, will be getting new life in the European market as a crossover. The Puma could also reportedly be coming to U.S. markets, though nothing has been confirmed yet.
While the Ford Puma hasn’t revealed much about itself yet – its debut in Amsterdam was mostly a sporty-looking silhouette surrounded by fog and a laser lightshow – it will have an efficient mild hybrid powertrain. The 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine will be paired with a 48-volt battery and a regenerative braking system. Ford also claims the new Puma will offer a significant amount of cargo space for the subcompact crossover class – 16 cubic ft. behind the rear seat, to be specific.
The new Ford Puma will exclusively be coming to the European lineup for now, based on the same underpinnings as the Ford Fiesta. However, due to the popularity of crossovers in the U.S. market and Ford’s aim to switch to a more SUV-based lineup, experts theorize the new Ford Puma could be coming to American dealerships soon. Here at Corwin Ford of Springfield, we are excited to hear more about this new Ford model.