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  1. So, will Ford build EVs on both MEB and its own electric platform, but without sharing the latter with VW?
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    New Ford Puma

    Hmmm... any sources or just your impression? (I'm genuinely curious, not trying to pick on your comment)
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    New Ford Puma

    And I think keeping both Puma and Ecosport (new) on sales matches the plan of having two crossovers in each category (one more urban, the other more rugged, e.g. Escape / BabyBronco, etc)
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    New Ford Puma

    I believe the US market (and China) is getting a C2- based version of it, which should be better, in principle. South America, on the other, is getting a Mahindra-based version of it... Hopefully, in the following generation, with the global implementation of C2, all these cars can merge into one (with small variations to adapt to each market). But then we're in 2028...
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    New Ford Puma

    Not bad. And with this huge crossover/SUV wave going on, I could see this guy effectively replacing the Fiesta in the future.
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    New Ford Puma

    I agree that Cuautitlan could replace the Fiesta production for the Puma since the platforms are all B-based, so investments should be low. The same goes for Camaçari/Brazil. That plant could "easily" make Puma alongside Ecosport and Ka, in my opinion - similarly to Craiova.
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    New Ford Puma

    2020 Ford Puma Teaser Announces June 26 Official Reveal https://www.motor1.com/news/356225/2020-ford-puma-suv-teaser/
  8. Wasn't Puma an Europe-only product? Where will Ford produce that "quickly-approved project of a C2-based entry crossover"?
  9. I, on the other hand, am surprised it *is* coming to South America... very skeptical about that
  10. Does anyone know how much of Rivian this 0.5billion investiment will get Ford? Would it reach 10% ownership of the company?
  11. I got the impression that Rivian's truck is going for a more luxurious market than the BEV F-series (or Ranger). VW is also separating their basic and luxury plataforms/architectures for EVs within the group.
  12. Maybe the Maverick nameplate has been downgraded to the recently announced replacement for Fiesta/Focus/Fusion, a C2 "version" of (B) Puma.
  13. Yes, I have hopes this new product is the next generation Territory (what I called anti-Compass earlier) and hopefully it can be ready soon, assuming Hecket is making the development more agile. Escort and Territory should also be Ford's bread and butter in South America, considering a) Ka's margins are low, b) Ford needs a successor to Ka, Fiesta and Focus in a region where affordable sedans *still* have a good place, c) Ecosport is too small even for our market.
  14. Regarding Puma in the US, wouldn't it make more sense to explore the C2 architecture - and make a more compact Escape - rather than producing a B platform vehicle like the Puma? (I am assuming the Puma shares production line with the Ecosport in Craiova)
  15. I totally get your logic and you are probably right. However, there are two points unclear: 1. Where's the Ranchero cuv in that schematic pictures? At some point I thought the Ranchero would mate with Maverick / baby Bronco but Im confused about that now. The Courier is always described to be SouthAmerica bound too, and for that, it should be somehow affordable. And Maverick should have a higher price tag than Escape, not very suitable bellow the equator. 2. The green light the project got a year-or-so ago does not mean the development could not have taken place in those recent 12 weeks. This affordable but not small cuv could be the anti-Compass that Ford desperately needs in developing markets (and which would also play an important role in North America).