The Ford Puma call has been revived, however in befitting with commonplace trends, this time it’s for a infant SUV in place of a coupe. It was a debatable flow amid Ford lovers, however the aftereffect is a archetypal that has a crossover mindset and a bigger cossack than the Ford Focus.
If there is a chic in which a arbitrary architecture has everyday mentioned earlier than, it’s the only the Puma now unearths itself in; the Nissan Juke that finer kicked off the crossover articulation appeared like annihilation overseas on sale. That’s moreover correct of the Toyota C-HR, alike if a few delivered contenders, consisting of the Renault Captur, Skoda Kamiq and SEAT Arona, represent added standard designs.
Unlike opponents consisting of the Juke and Peugeot 2008, the axial of the Puma is plentiful added conventional. Sit in one of the auto’s seats and the Puma feels lots like a Fiesta on stilts, admitting a roomier one acknowledgment to added amplitude in all instructions. There’s a brand new agenda equipment array for the aboriginal time in a Ford, but the axial infotainment awning is accustomed and some of the aphotic blah plastics are alternatively unadventurous. At atomic the infotainment is vivid and reachable to apply.
From barrage there are three versions of Ford’s 1.Zero-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, an entry-stage 124bhp edition and two balmy hybrids with 124 and 153bhp. These three-cylinder petrols are able-bodied unwell-fitted to the Puma’s lively individual, with the pinnacle version alms active dispatch from 0-62mph in 8.9 seconds. The slight-hybrid association works finer to accouter the hobby generally ashen even as slowing down, utility it to booty some ache off the agitation engine. The steady abstracts of about forty eight-50mpg with CO2 emissions alignment amid 126-133g/km accomplish the Puma lower priced to run for each clandestine and commercial enterprise drivers.
It ability be correctly tall, however Ford’s engineers receive formed their abracadabra on the Puma’s chassis, and it’s a suited crossover to power, with a affable chiral gearbox, satisfactory council and little anatomy lean. Know-how and a few mixture genitalia with the done Fiesta advice right here, and the Puma feels as agreeable as abounding well-looked after hatchbacks. Along with the familiar 1.Zero-litre, a agent and 1.Five-litre Ford Puma ST are moreover anticipated, the closing with the aforementioned 197bhp agent because the Fiesta ST.
Titanium, ST-Line and ST-Line X trim levels are accessible with a high-spec ST-Line X Vignale accession after in 2020. Standard package at the Puma consists of 17-inch admixture wheels, cruise manipulate, wi-fi buzz charging and an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. ST-Line provides a antic makeover and agenda apparatus panel, at the same time as ST-Line X brings component-leather-based trim, brave bottle and a B