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.
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.
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.
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.