Wednesday, April 03, 2019

2020/21 Ford Puma

The all-new Ford Puma will basically replace the current Ford Ecosport. Even though it has been on sale in the US for just a couple of years, the current generation Ecosport came out almost 7 years ago.

Just like the Ecosport, the Puma is based on the Ford Fiesta. Since the Puma is all new, it is based on the new/current Fiesta platform. 
The one we never got in the US (Like the new Focus)
So it is a much more modern car than the Ecosport.
Power comes from a 1.0 Liter 3 cylinder with 155HP. Which is more than enough for that segment.

US sales have not been officially confirmed. But since this is a replacement for the Ecosport, it is fair to expect the Puma in the US as well.
Plus, it's "SUV madness" everywhere this day. And I am sure they will not repeat the mistake they made with the Ecosport by waitng 5 years to bring it over here...


Patrick said...

FYI the current Fiesta is just a reskin of the old it's sitting on the same platform (the B3 platform).

Soul2Stinger said...

Good, Ecosport was a ridiculous name...but only for the fact that they replaced the "TwinForce" name with "EcoBoost."

Talk about trash naming conventions. This gave "NoVa" a run for its money.

Doug said...

I read elsewhere that the Puma was coming along with a new EcoSport - 2 different vehicles. That image doesn't look much more "sport utility" like than the Fiesta Active does - a hatchback with a slight lift and some cladding.

Education Project said...

Not to mention that Ford now needs an entry level car that starts close to $15,000.The current Focus starts at $18,000, and the Fiesta started at 14,000. So Ford needs a solid entry-level vehicle to replace both in price. If this starts at $20,000, like the current Ecosport, Ford will not offer an *New* Entry-level vehicle, relying instead on used cars and certified preowned vehicles to sell to those wanting a lower price of entry.

Anonymous said...

So far i count 9, which is a lot of SUVS:

1) Puma (EcoSport replacement?)
3)Big Bronco
4)Small Bronco
6)Mustang SUV
8) Flex
9) Expedition

I think they should get the Flex as it is a slow seller. I also think within 5 years the Expedition, Edge and Explorer will die off.

Anonymous said...

This article says it will be Front Wheel Drive only. Silly.

Anonymous said...

like a little Escape

Soul2Stinger said...

Say what? The Flex is being killed off, but the Expedition, Edge, and Explorer aren't going anywhere.