Ford expands Puma line-up

Ford has further expanded the new Puma range with additional powertrain and equipment level options – offering its most comprehensive line-up yet for the SUV-inspired compact crossover.

Customers can now 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 €200m at its state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Craiova, Romania, to support production of Puma, taking Ford’s total investment in Craiova to almost €1.5bn since 2008.

A new seven-speed automatic transmission option for the 125 PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine delivers from 139 g/km and 6.1 L/100km WLTP.

Available from €26,797 (Titanium series), 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.

Puma customers were from February this year among the first to benefit from Ford’s 48-volt mild hybrid technology for enhanced petrol fuel efficiency. In combination with six-speed manual transmission, the Puma EcoBoost Hybrid powertrain is offered with 125 PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost Hybrid delivering from 127 g/km and 5.6 L/100km WLTP.

Based on the sporty Puma ST-Line X variant, the Puma ST-Line X Vignale available from €28,644, adds even more premium styling and specification. Details include exclusive 18 inch 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.

Further 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 115 cm tall – such as houseplants or golf clubs – in an upright position.

In June, Ford announced that a new Ford Performance Puma ST model will join the range later this year.

John Manning, market lead, Ford Ireland said: “Customers have told us that they want a range of options to help find a combination of style, equipment, performance and efficiency that’s 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.”

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