New Ford Puma SUV to sit above the EcoSport
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New Ford Puma SUV to sit above the EcoSport

30th Mar 2019 10:00 am

All-new SUV based on the Ford Fiesta platform in the works; global unveil likely to take place next week.

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Ford is readying an all-new SUV for the global markets that it will be positioned above the EcoSport – the brand’s smallest SUV. This new SUV is likely to be around 4.2m-long and will take on the likes of the Volkswagen T-Roc. Expected to be called the Ford Puma, this new SUV will sit on the latest-gen Fiesta’s underpinnings and will be built at the company’s plant in Craiova, in Romania, which also produces the EcoSport, according to analyst firm Inovev. This new SUV is likely to see a global unveil next week at an event in Amsterdam. 

With this new SUV, Ford aims to attract those want a crossover-style SUV that is larger than the EcoSport but smaller than a Kuga. The new Ford Puma is likely to come with a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The model will share quite a few of its underpinnings, along with engine and gearboxes, with the latest-gen Fiesta hatchback. 

Closer to home, Ford is readying an all-new C-segment SUV with Mahindra that is likely to see a market launch sometime around end of next year.

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