Ford is certainly the only American carmaker that established a pretty respectable lineup for the European market. It has a good number of compact, efficient and well-built models that are designed to match the taste of European buyers and Puma is one of them. This entry-level crossover comes with sleek styling and pretty engaging handling, which make it one of the most desirable models in the class. Now, it looks like big changes are coming, as the 2024 Ford Puma is expected to get a new, all-electric version.
At this point, the officials are still successful in keeping details about the EV model a secret. We don’t know much, except that it will ride on the same platform. Besides a different powertrain, this version could also come with a couple of exclusive styling details. On the other hand, standard ICE models are about to carry on without more important changes.
2024 Ford Puma EV: What We Know So Far
For the next year, we presume that the new all-electric version will be the biggest novelty. However, the officials still keep most details a secret, so we still don’t know details about the drivetrain or something else. On the other hand, we know for sure that the 2024 Ford Puma EV will use the same platform as the standard model. That’s would be the same B-Platform that underpins the popular Fiesta. Also, we know that the all-electric version will be produced in the same assembly in Romania.
Details about the drivetrain are still unknown. The same could be said for the rest of the vehicle, though we may presume that some changes in terms of the styling could be made. We might see a few exclusive details that accentuate the model’s EV design. Still, the overall layout shouldn’t change significantly.
2024 Ford Puma Design
As for the standard gas-powered model, we don’t believe there could be bigger changes. The current model has been around for a while, but we don’t believe it’s still time for a mid-cycle refresh. We expect to see the same design, characterized by a sleek profile and smooth lines, with lots of details that were borrowed directly from the old Puma sports car.
The same is with the mechanics. The small crossover rides on the same platform as Fiesta, but features a notably longer wheelbase and bigger overall dimensions, which have a big impact on the overall comfort. Speaking of comfort, the ride is smooth, even the suspension setup is on the firm side, which makes this vehicle quite fun to drive, despite the body style.
The 2024 Ford Puma interior is another thing we expect to see unchanged. We expect to see te same layout, characterized by the pretty decent overall quality. Everything seems to fit pretty well, and the materials are also nice. The modern dashboard is complemented by a decent portion of modern tech features, even though the Blue Oval company managed to keep a good balance between modern and classic design solutions.
Considering the class and the overall dimensions, it’s hard to expect a spectacular amount of passenger space. The front seats are spacious and comfortable enough, while the second row is typically tight for the class. A mitigating circumstance is that access to the second-row seats is pretty easy.
2024 Ford Puma Engines
Under the hood, the 2024 Ford Puma will carry on in the same way, aside from the new all-electric version. So, base models will continue with a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine, which puts out around 125 horsepower and comes coupled with a seven-speed automatic transmission. For those who look for something peppier, there is also a version of this engine that comes coupled with a mild-hybrid system and offers a max output of 155 horsepower.
Finally, the performance-oriented ST model is also available, with a 1.5-liter engine and a max output of 200 horsepower. This model, as well as the more powerful variant of the 1.0-liter unit, comes coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission, instead of the automatic gearbox.
2024 Ford Puma Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2024 Ford Puma will arrive sometime in the second half of the year. As for the all-electric model, it will probably arrive sometime in 2024. Base models should continue with a pretty similar starting price, which currently goes around £20.500 in the UK market. Key competitors are models like Nissan Juke, Nissan Qashqai, Skoda Kamiq etc.