The Ford Puma regularly sits near the top of the UK sales charts, and the ever popular small SUV has been given a mid-life facelift. Read on for all you need to know.
- New Ford Puma revealed
- Mid-life facelift for small SUV
- Minor styling tweaks
- New interior technology
- All-electric version coming later this year
- Prices start from £26,590
This is the new Ford Puma, and this Peugeot 2008 alternative has been given tweaked styling and a radically revised interior. It has the same range of 1.0-litre engines for now, but Ford has confirmed that an all-electric version will come later this year.
New Ford Puma design
This is just a facelift for the new Ford Puma, so changes to the exterior are pretty minimal. This is no bad thing really, because the design is ageing well thanks to the funky lines and squat stance.
There is a revised front bumper with a slightly different grille, and the headlights have been tweaked as well with a new LED light signature. Not much has changed down the side, although there are a few new alloy wheel designs to choose from.
The rear end looks almost identical to the outgoing car. The lower bumper has a few slightly different creases, but that’s about it/ Even the tail lights look exactly the same, so it’s a good job it was already a smart-looking car.
New Ford Puma interior and infotainment
The changes are much more significant when you step inside the new Ford Puma. The dashboard has a totally new shape, with the air vents now relocated to a pod on the top.
This is to make way for a new 12.0-inch central touchscreen, a big improvement on the 8.0-inch one you got in the outgoing car. This new Puma follows the updated Ford Focus by losing the physical climate controls in favour of a touchscreen-based system.
You get a 12.8-inch digital driver’s display as well, which looks much more modern than the physical dials you get currently. This is viewed through a funky-looking new two-spoke steering wheel.
New Ford Puma engines and driving
In terms of engines, the new Ford Puma is available with the same range of 1.0-litre petrol units as before. The range kicks off with a 125hp engine, or there’s a 155hp unit for those looking for more punch.
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There’s also a 170hp ST Powershift model. This uses the same suspension setup as the hot Puma ST, only it has less power and an automatic gearbox.
Ford has also confirmed that an all-electric version of the Puma is coming later this year, called the Gen-E. Not much is known about the specs of this new Vauxhall Mokka Electric alternative, however it could share parts with the Ford Explorer.
New Ford Puma price and specs
The new Ford Puma is available to order now, with prices starting from £26,590. That’s around £1,000 more than the outgoing car, and it’s a bit more than a Volkswagen Taigo as well.
There are four trim levels to choose from: Titanium, ST-Line, ST-Line X and the ST. As standard, the Titanium model gets LED headlights, a 12.8-inch digital driver’s display, a 12.0-inch touchscreen and a reversing camera.
Stepping up to the ST-Line gets you 17-inch alloy wheels, a sporty body kit, lowered suspension and automatic headlights. All this comes in at £27,490.
ST-Line X models start from £29,040, and you get 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, a power tailgate, climate control and wireless charging. If you fancy the added power of the ST model, you’ll have to part with £33,385. In addition to the added performance, you also get a 360-degree camera system, sports seats and adaptive cruise control.
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