Puma’s modernization focuses mainly on more advanced technology. The ergonomics of the interior have also improved.
The Ford Puma combines the style of a coupe in a unique way, but at the same time maintains the practicality of the SUV segment. Now it’s time for a fitness upgrade, which you can tell by the new front bumper with a modified radiator grille and more attractive wheels. There are six body colors to choose from, including the newly mixed Cactus Grey. The design of the car changes slightly depending on the trim level. There are three in total – Titanium, ST-Line and ST-Line X. So that you don’t get out of the car straight into a puddle, the puma logo illuminates the exit area.
Getting into the newly trimmed interior is just as comfortable. It stands out with its higher-seated screens. A 12.8-inch programmable instrument cluster complements the 12-inch SYNC 4 infotainment with twice the processing power for smoother operation. Together with the 5G connection, it provides the crew with better multimedia entertainment through wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as smarter navigation with traffic information. A modified soundbar or an additional B&O Audio set will bring a better musical experience. Due to the minimization of physical buttons, climate control, seat heating and other comfort functions have been integrated into the touch screen.
From the user’s point of view, the redesigned armrest and the two-spoke steering wheel with a flat lower part are pleasing. Another practical gadget is the 80 liter MegaBox in the trunk for transporting contaminated objects.
The Ford Puma is ready for the urban wilderness thanks to a panoramic camera system and monitoring the situation behind the car during parking. In addition to moving objects, the system also detects bollards. The car has an overview of the situation even at intersections and will stop itself in the event of a collision. The adaptive cruise control with the Stop & Go function is complemented by intelligent road prediction, so that it brakes itself for a bend, a motorway exit or a sharp detour. Outside the city, you will be pleased with the option of dynamic Matrix LED lights, whose light cone copies the road.
Regarding the motorization, the Ford Puma will remain faithful to the liter mild-hybrid three-cylinder EcoBoost, which will be available in the basic version with a power of 92 klW with manual and automatic transmission. More demanding clients will have more powerful variants tuned to 114 and 125 kW in the top ST version. The most powerful version of the Puma ST Powershift gets a sportier look and chassis, but apparently loses the manual transmission.
The new Puma can be ordered from February 13 with a price starting at CZK 499,900. Thanks to local production at Ford Otosan in Craiova, Romania, the first cars will be delivered during May.