Ford expands its compact SUV with the Puma ST-Line X Vignale

Ford has today announced that it has expanded its popular Puma range. The compact crossover SUV is now available with a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and can be found in a new ‘luxurious’ ST-Line X Vignale trim.

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The new transmission option is available in the 125 PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost variant that emits 138 g/km of CO2 and nets 45.6 miles per gallon (mpg) as per the WLTP test cycle. That’s a little worse in comparison to its older-gen 125 PS six-speed variant that emits 127 g/km and has a 49.6 mpg WLTP rating, instead. However, much like the older generation models, the 2020 variant uses Ford’s 48-volt mild-hybrid technology to improve its petrol fuel efficiency. The seven-speed model is available from £22,945.

Ford 2020 Puma drive

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Elsewhere, Ford has launched a new sporty trim – the Puma ST-Line X Vignale. Based on the Puma ST-Line X line, the Vignale adds more premium styling and specs; prices start from £25,240.

Here, you’ll get 18” alloys, a satin aluminium upper grille and surround ebony lower grille, and a body-coloured lower rear bumper. The standard spec also includes signature LED headlights, Windsor leather seats, wrapped instrument cluster, heated front seats, heated steering wheel and Ford KeyFree system.

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Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service of Ford of Europe 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.” 

Ford has invested approximately €200 million in its manufacturing facility in Craiova, Romania, to support the production of the Puma range. This takes the automaker’s total investment in Craiova to almost €1.5 billion since 2008.


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