Ford is selling social distancing within the Puma ST’s new teaser video, which reveals the mannequin’s official unveiling date.
Whereas it’s not essentially the most thrilling video we’ve seen, it’s really the caption (and second to final body) that pursuits us, because it reveals that the Puma ST will debut on September 24.
The Blue Oval’s rival for the Hyundai Kona N and Volkswagen T-Roc R is just about a Fiesta ST on stilts because it shares the identical platform with the subcompact sizzling hatch. It would sit on the prime of the Puma vary and can attraction to driving fans with its sporty credentials.
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Protecting our fingers crossed that it’ll retain a minimum of among the driving traits of its hot hatch sibling, which is likely one of the most participating within the phase, we’ll remind you that the Puma ST will undertake the latter’s 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine.
Within the Fiesta ST, the unit pumps out 197 HP (200 PS / 147 kW) and 214 lb-ft (290 Nm) of torque together with a six-speed handbook transmission and front-wheel drive. The setup ought to assist the efficiency crossover hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in round 7 seconds, contemplating that the lighter Fiesta ST can do it in 6.5 seconds.
Moreover the punchy mill, tuned chassis, and upgraded brakes, the 2021 Puma ST will set itself other than the remainder of the lineup due to the beefier physique package consisting of larger bumpers, small entrance apron and enormous roof spoiler. The twin exhaust pipes, lowered sports activities suspension, model-specific wheels, Recaro seats, ST branding and so forth will spherical out the package deal.