The first thing we all think when someone mentions American carmakers are large cars with oversized engines, but also know very well how to make small cars. Of course, the legendary Fiesta is the first that comes to mind, but there is also the Puma, a small crossover that combines attractive styling with engaging driving dynamics. From what we know about it, the next year will bring an all-electric version, as a new part of the 2024 Ford Puma offer.
Unfortunately, the officials are still quiet about the EV version, so the only thing we know is that it will ride on the same platform. The standard, petrol-powered model, on the other hand, will arrive without more important changes. We presume that the standard models will arrive sometime in the second half of the year, while the electric model will probably hit the market next year.
2024 Ford Puma Will Get an All-Electric Version
As we’ve just mentioned, the all-electric Puma will be the biggest novelty for the next year but currently, the problem is that the officials are pretty good at keeping details about this version. practically, the only thing we know for sure is that, even though all-electric, the 2024 Ford Puma EV will ride on the same platform. We are talking about the well-known B-platform, which also underpins the legendary Fiesta. Just like the standard Puma, the all-electric iteration will also be produced in Ford’s plant in Romania.
We presume that the overall design won’t be significantly different compared to gas-powered models. We expect to see the same overall shape and styling, in a combination with a good number of exclusive details, those that emphasize the all-electric drivetrain. As for the drivetrain, we still don’t know the details, though we may presume that base modes would come with a single electric motor mounted on the front axle. As for the battery, some sources speculate about 320 km of range.
2024 Ford Puma Design
Other than the new all-electric version, we don’t expect to see bigger changes. Petrol-powered models will carry on with the same design, which has been around for about four years and which offers a sleek design with smooth lines, with a lot of resemblance with the original Puma, which was a tiny little sports car.
The 2024 Ford Puma will also continue with the same mechanics. It may feature a 100mm longer wheelbase than Fiesta, but it features pretty much the same mechanics, including a similar chassis and suspension setup. The Puma is engaging and easy to drive, but also offers a decent level of comfort – a kind of balance we’ve been seeing in many Ford models in the last couple of decades.
Once again, things are about to remain the same. We are about to see the same interior design, which has a lot of good things to offer, starting from a pretty solid build quality. Furthermore, the dashboard utilizes rather a classic design, without too many fancy solutions, and with a couple of classic touches, such as a good-old analog instrument cluster. Of course, you won’t lack any of modern tech features, as there is a decently sized touchscreen with a pretty intuitive infotainment screen.
The Puma is a subcompact crossover but it offers a surprisingly good amount of passenger room, even in the third row, which is super-easy to access. Still, we should mention that rivals like Skoda Kamiq are more generous with space.
2024 Ford Puma Engines
As for the powertrain, we count on two familiar powertrain opitons on offer, with base models featuring a 1.0-liter turbo three-cylinder unit, with a max output of 125 horsepower. That’s probably enough power for most drivers and we really have no bigger complaints about driving dynamics.
For those who look for something peppier, there is also an optional 1.5-liter engine, which puts out a respectable 200 horsepower.
2024 Ford Puma Release Date and Price
As we said, standard models with internal-combustion engines will arrive sometime in the second half of 2023, while the all-electric version should hit the market sometime in 2024. As for the price, the current model starts at around £20.500 in the UK, while the key competitors are models like the aforementioned Skoda Kamiq, Nissan Juke etc.