Like it or not, one of the hottest Ford products on the market these days is actually a banned fruit in the United States. The small Puma crossover is one of the best-selling models in its segment and is already offered in a number of different variants – ST-Line, Vignale and even the recently introduced ST-Line Vignale. A hotter Puma ST is in the cards and we can imagine even more additional versions could be expected.
Taking a look at the Ford lineup in the United States, some of the company’s models are also available with dedicated Raptor all-terrain processing. A new rendering of KDesign on Behance imagine what will happen if the car manufacturer decides to apply Raptor treatment to the Puma. And we are impressed.
First, we must admit that Europe is not a hungry all-terrain market and that such a niche model will not make a huge trade record. However, it looks absolutely fantastic with the massive Ford lettering added on the grille and the aluminum protective coating. The 1.0-liter engine under the hood will probably have a hard time turning these huge all-terrain wheels, but it doesn’t really matter here.
If you let us speculate for a moment, a Puma Raptor with the engine that is supposed to be offered for the Puma ST – a 1.5-liter turbo with 198 horsepower (148 kilowatts) and 213 foot-pounds (290 Newton meters) twist – sounds like a really cool idea. Again, it’s probably not something European customers are really looking for, but the Raptor treatment could pave the way for the Puma to reach American showrooms.