Following its introduction in 2019, the Puma small SUV has become Ford’s best-selling car in Europe. However, it now faces stiff competition from rivals that didn’t even exist four years ago, and Ford plans to fight back with the new 2024 Puma.
Technically, the 2024 Puma will just be a major refresh of the existing car. However, Ford has a habit of calling some facelifts “new”, and the Puma will receive one significant update: the Puma EV fully-electric version.
The 2024 Puma EV has been confirmed by Ford, but we are still awaiting its official unveiling. We also know that it’s based on the existing Puma, which itself is based on the Fiesta. That is a cost-cutting measure, but it’s not that unusual considering the Corsa EV, VW e-up!, Peugeot e208, or Opel Mokka-e are all based on normal cars. And that’s just a short list of rivals.
This means the Puma EV will have a mix of old body panels with brand-new features from the 2024 facelift and bespoke elements for the EV. This is exactly what we see in this rendering created by the guys at Kolesa.
The most distinctive view is from the front, where the grille has been blocked off yet remains an integral part of the design. Thus, the Puma EV resembles other Fords, specifically the American Mustang Mach-E and the European Ford Explorer, derived from VW’s MEB. With specific plastic trim and aero wheels, this version of the Puma will be distinctive from the others.
2024 Puma specs
Leaked information suggests the Puma EV will be sold with two types of motor: 130 or 150 horsepower. The battery should be in the 50-60 kWh range, thus making the Ford a worthy rival to things like the e-2008 and its cousin, the Jeep Avenger. The major downside of the EV will be trunk space, which will shrink from 456 liters to about 380 liters.
Other versions of the Ford Puma will retain their grille. We’ve seen Titanium and ST-Line models with distinctive honeycomb patterns. These will continue to be powered by various 1.0-liter EcoBoost engines with outputs ranging from 100 PS to 170 PS. Ford will continue to offer the Puma ST with either a 1.5-liter turbo (200 PS) or a 1.0-liter if you want an automatic.
We expect Ford to make major revisions to the Puma’s interior. Although the car came out in 2019, the entire dashboard is shared with the Fiesta from o 2017. Thus, new steering wheel designs and larger infotainment screens will be implemented.