Ford again teases Puma ST


Ford throws another teaser of its ‘hot SUV’ Puma ST on this beautiful, warm day. Good news for those who are concerned about the environmental impact of such a high-performance model: it is completely green!

The tasty pictures are ‘stills’ from a video from Ford’s Twitter account. A group of people, reportedly employees who contributed to the development of the Puma ST, provides a somewhat shadowy video of all the matching clicking, engine and driving sounds. Soon it will no longer be necessary to pretend, is the message, because on September 24, the fast Puma will be finally unveiled.

That is quite a ‘big deal’, because it is not exactly teeming with sporty models in the segment of compact crossovers. Nissan was early with the Juke Nismo, but most manufacturers generally still release their excess horsepower on hatchbacks.

The Puma ST is expected to share its drivetrain with the Fiesta ST, on which the car is technically based. This means that an extremely bright 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine will soon be screwed into the high nose, which actually gives a lot of hum and pop. With 200 hp and 290 Nm, a Fiesta ST sprints to 100 km / h in 6.7 seconds. With an equal power, the Puma will be a little slower, but given the impressively balanced chassis in standard form, this also promises to be a real fun machine.

Apart from the striking green color, the external changes of the Puma ST are not very shocking. That fits with the relatively subtle other STs in the range, but is also confirmed by spy images and previous teasers. The side skirts and fender edges of the filmed car look identical to that of a Puma ST-Line, although the car does have visibly thicker wheels and brakes.


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