Ford has kickstarted volume prolongation of the all-new Puma subcompact crossover during the plant in Craiova, Romania.
The initial Puma models rolled off the public line upon Oct 8 following the €200 million ($220 million) investment during the trickery as good as the employing of an one more 1,700 staff to await prolongation of the latest vehicle. This takes Ford’s sum investment in Craiova to roughly €1.5 billion ($1.65 billion) given 2008.
Packing 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain technology, the Puma becomes the initial hybrid car to be made in Romania. The Puma’s prolongation entrance additionally outlines an additional miracle for the Craiova plant, which builds dual car lines in together for the initial time: Puma as good as EcoSport.
The latest Puma is between eight electrified vehicles which Ford is bringing to European markets this year. Earlier in 2019, the carmaker voiced which each latest Ford newcomer car nameplate will embody an electrified choice – possibly the mild-hybrid, full-hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or all-electric.
Besides the Puma EcoBoost Hybrid, the list of electrified models rising this year in Europe includes the all-new Kuga Plug-In Hybrid, Explorer Plug-In Hybrid, Mondeo Hybrid Wagon, as good as mild-hybrid as good as plug-in hybrid versions of the Transit Custom, Tourneo Custom, as good as Transit vans.
Back to the 2020 Puma, it is accessible to sequence opposite Europe right away with dual versions of the 1.0-liter EcoBoost mild-hybrid powertrain with possibly 125 PS (123 hp) or 155 PS (153 hp). Depending upon the market, the crossover comes in Titanium, Titanium X, ST-Line, as good as ST-Line X trim levels, with prices starting from £20,845 in the UK as good as €23,150 in Germany for the bottom Titanium model.
All models suggest the limit bucket space of 456 liters (16.1 cu ft) together with the MegaBox which eliminates the gangling wheel. The crossover is accessible with technologies together with Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition as good as Lane Centering, as good as reward joy facilities such as lumbar rub the body seats.
“New Puma represents the subsequent section in Ford’s tellurian centric pattern truth which is elevating the quality, technology-rich as good as fun-to-drive DNA of the Ford code in Europe. we have no disbelief which Puma will be the outrageous success opposite Europe,” pronounced Ford of Europe boss Stuart Rowley.