The hot Puma should be fitted with the same 1.5-litre turbo as the Fiesta ST.
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The Ford Puma ST has been spied almost completely free of disguise during cold weather testing in Sweden.

Unsurprisingly it doesn't look particularly different to the regular Puma fitted with the ST-Line package (see the car at the bottom of this article).

There are some subtle differences, though, including a front lip spoiler, twin round exhaust tips rather a single outlet with a rectangular finisher, and black wing mirror caps.

If the Fiesta ST and ST-Line are any guide, the production version of the Puma ST's G-shaped blade under the fog lights could be painted black or grey instead of being colour-coded.

There will also be ST badges nestled in the bottom corner of the grille and on the tailgate.

As with other ST models, the Puma ST will have lowered suspension and larger brakes. The car seen here is riding on 17-inch alloy wheels with 215/55 Falken tyres.

The interior of this prototype features a heavily bolstered pair of Recaro seats up front, as well as a flat-bottom leather-covered steering, and a six-speed manual transmission.

Under the bonnet we expect the Puma ST to have the Fiesta ST's 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine. In the hatch, the three-pot develops 147kW and 290Nm, and is hooked up to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.

With Ford Australia confirming earlier this week it will offer the Puma Down Under from the second half of 2020, hopefully we're also in line for the ST variant.


Ford Puma ST Line