Ford’s hotly-anticipated Puma crossover has finally arrived on the market, and a brand-new example can be yours today. With clever features like its Megabox storage solution, impressive safety equipment, FordPass Connect services and digital instrument display wrapped in a stylish package, there’s a lot to like here.
Looking to make a Puma your next car? Here’s what you need to know…
What’s under the bonnet?
At launch, a 1.0-litre petrol EcoBoost engine is available for the Puma in three configurations, with two of those featuring mild-hybrid technology, and all featurimg a six-speed manual gearbox that sends power to the front axle.
The standalone petrol-only option produces 123bhp and 170Nm, sending the Puma from 0-60mph in 9.8 seconds and on to a 119mph top speed. Ford claims it can return up to 49.6mpg on the WLTP combined cycle while emitting 103g/km of CO2.
With a 48-volt mild-hybrid system onboard, power remains the same though torque is boosted to 210Nm. That drops the 0-60mph time to 9.6 seconds though top speed remains the same, while its claimed fuel return jumps up to 52.3mpg and emissions dropping to 96g/km.
The most-potent offering produces 153bhp and 240Nm of torque, resulting in a 0-60mph time of 8.9 seconds and on to a 124mph top speed. Fuel returns are said to reach 51.4mpg, with emissions weighing in at 99g/km.
What trim options are available?
Three trim options make up the Ford Puma range, and are as follows:
Titanium – from £20,545:
Equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, Megabox, power-folding mirrors, leather steering wheel, cruise control with lane keeping aid and lane departure warning, pre-collision assist, wireless charging pad, Ford Sync3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, Quickclear heated windscreen, automatic headlights
ST-Line — from £21,495:
Equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, ST-Line bodykit, sports suspension, LED daytime running lights, Megabox, power-folding mirrors, ST-Line flat-bottomed steering wheel, cruise control with lane keeping aid and lane departure warning, pre-collision assist, wireless charging pad, Ford Sync3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, Quickclear heated windscreen, 12.3-inch digital display, automatic headlights
ST-Line X — from £22,895:
In addition to ST-Line – 18-inch alloy wheels, partial leather trim, privacy glass, driver and passenger seat lumbar and height adjust, automatic climate control, B&O Premium Audio, carbon-look interior deco spears
What about personalisation?
Though Ford doesn’t offer a detailed personalisation service for the Puma, there’s still plenty for a driver to choose from to make it their own.
A number of exterior colours are offered, and range from bright hues like Race Red and Desert Island Blue, to more subdued tones such as Metropolis White and Agate Black. Buyers of the ST-Line X can also optionally upgrade to 19-inch alloy wheels to heighten the sense of style.