Ford has unveiled the restyling of its small SUV. But the long-promised electric version is not ready. And the E85 engine has gone by the wayside.
A few weeks after the Kuga, it’s the Puma’s turn to go through the restyling box. But this is not obvious. While its big brother was given a new face, the Puma barely changes. At least on the outside.
The revolution is actually inside. If the model didn’t really need to change on the outside, on the inside it was looking a bit dated and customers had pointed this out. The Puma has therefore gained an in-depth revised dashboard, with a new 12-inch touch screen and enlarged digital instrumentation.
Under the hood, the great technical innovation… is not there. Promised since 2022, the 100% electric version is in fact missing. Two years ago, Ford announced a launch in 2024, so we imagined seeing it arrive at the same time as the restyling. Moreover, when Ford unveils a new model, it tends to highlight the electric model, even if it is marketed after the thermal one. He did so for the Transit Custom.
Ford specified that the electric Puma will be unveiled sometime in 2024. He added that this variant will be called Gen-E.
In the meantime, the vehicle offers a gasoline offer with micro-hybridization, with a 1.0 Ecoboost unit available in 125, 155 or 170 hp. And there’s bad news. The Flexifuel variant, compatible with E85, is no longer in the catalog. However, it was very popular with French customers, who found there a model capable of operating as standard with this fuel, the price of which per liter has fallen below one euro.
Ford also wants its affordable electric car
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