Ford starts oroduction of Puma crossover
Volume production of the electrified new Ford Puma is now underway at Ford’s manufacturing facility in Craiova, Romania.
Offered with advanced Ford EcoBoost Hybrid 48-volt electrified powertrain technology, Ford’s new SUV-inspired compact crossover is the first hybrid vehicle to be manufactured in Romania.
Ford has employed an additional 1,700 staff and invested approximately €200 million at its Craiova facility to support production of the model, taking Ford’s total investment in Craiova to almost €1.5 billion since 2008.
Ford Romania employs approximately 6,000 people, producing the new Ford Puma alongside the Ford EcoSport and Ford’s 11-time International Engine and Powertrain of the Year award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine.
With the production start of the new Puma, the Craiova facility now manufactures two vehicle lines in parallel for the first time, delivering compact SUV and crossover models for Europe’s fastest growing segment.
The new Ford Puma is among eight electrified vehicles that Ford is bringing to market in Europe this year.
Available to order across Europe now, the new Ford Puma is available in two distinctive variants: the sporty ST-Line and the Titanium X – unveiled for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show.