Ford has continued to expand the new Puma range with additional powertrain and equipment level options.
It is now offering the most comprehensive line-up yet for the SUV-inspired compact crossover. Customers can choose from Puma models equipped with a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and a luxurious new Puma ST-Line X Vignale variant.
Ford has invested approximately €200 million at its state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Romania to support production of Puma.
A new seven-speed automatic transmission option for the 125PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine delivers from 139g/km and 6.1L/100km WLTP. Available from €26,797 (Titanium series ), Ford says the advanced transmission’s greater number of gear ratios and dual-clutch operation for seamless gear changes contribute to optimised fuel efficiency, refinement, and driving dynamics.
From February this year, Puma customers were among the first to benefit from Ford’s 48-volt mild hybrid technology for enhanced petrol fuel efficiency. The Puma EcoBoost hybrid powertrain is offered with the following power output in combination with six-speed manual transmission: 125PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost hybrid promising to deliver from 127g/km and 5. L/100km WLTP.
Based on the sporty Puma ST-Line X variant, the Puma ST-Line X Vignale is available from €28,644. Ford points out that it adds even more premium styling and specification. Unique details include exclusive 18” alloys, a satin aluminium upper grille and surround, ebony lower grille, and body-coloured lower rear bumper. Standard specification includes signature LED headlights, Windsor leather seats, wrapped instrument cluster, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, and Ford KeyFree system.
More Puma variant models, including the Titanium, ST-Line and ST-Line X, feature as standard innovative technologies including Ford’s Local Hazard Information, enabled by the FordPass Connect modem, and the versatile Ford MegaBox storage solution, able to house unstable items up to approximately 115cm tall - such as houseplants or golf clubs – in an upright position.
In June, Ford announced a new Performance Puma ST model will join the range later this year.
John Manning, market lead at Ford Ireland said: “Customers have told us they want a range of options to help find a combination of style, equipment, performance and efficiency that is just right for them. That’s something we committed to delivering with Puma, and with a new Puma ST coming later this year, we’re not finished yet.”