2024 Ford Puma Facelift Poses for the Camera, Hides Mild Revisions Beneath Trippy Stickers

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After the demise of the Fiesta earlier this year, the Puma has taken on its role, catering to those who want a subcompact model with many inches under its belly. The four-year-old crossover is being refreshed as we speak, as the Blue Oval is preparing its mid-cycle update, believed to be a few months away from debuting.
The full camouflage applied to a tester, whether it is a mule or a prototype like this Ford Puma, is usually reserved for next-generation models. However, the Dearborn company wanted to make sure that no fresh design trait was instantly noticeable, so they wrapped the entire body of the pre-production car in trippy vinyl stickers.

One should not expect any major upgrades as far as the exterior is concerned, as the 2024 Ford Puma will get the usual tweaks at the front and rear. The face will feature new headlamps with different graphics, a reinterpreted grille that will be an evolution of the current one, and what appear to be more sizeable side vents in the redesigned bumper. The lower section looks about the same, but it could be different.

Other than perhaps new wheels, the profile will carry over. We cannot spot any changes out back for the time being, as the bumper, reflectors, and diffuser seem identical. Still, these will be updated, and the same goes for the taillights, whose pattern is different. It is likely that the rear spoiler and the two logos on the tailgate, namely the Blue Oval emblem and the Puma lettering, will be the same. One thing that is certainly worth mentioning is the lack of visible tailpipes on this tester, so it may or may not be the Titanium trim level.

Mind you, one should get used to not seeing any tailpipes whatsoever on the facelifted Puma, as the crossover will also give birth to a battery-electric derivative in a premiere. Reports indicate it might share its powertrain with the E-Transit Courier and E-Tourneo Courier, and if that's the case, then it will have 134 hp (136 ps/100 kW) to play with. Other powertrains will probably include the usual three-pots with partial electrification. If you were wondering whether the sporty ST will live on, then the answer is yes, as it will still sit at the top of the family.

Ford's facelifted Puma could be a few months away from being shown in an official environment with no camouflage wrapped around its body, though the official presentation date has yet to be announced. The model will still be made at the Craiova factory in Romania and will remain a forbidden fruit in America, where the bigger Escape is the company's most affordable crossover with an MSRP of sub-$30,000.
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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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