The New Ford Puma is arguably the most anticipated car to come out from Ford this year. It is an electric hybrid of the highest order, designed to better the environment whilst keeping the excellent driving experience of a Ford car. This is the New Ford Puma.
Is the New Ford Puma worth it?
First off, the New Ford Puma has no relation to the 1997 Ford Puma except in name. Whereas the former was a three-door coupé, the latter is a born and bred SUV. Although it would be best to class the New Ford Puma as a small SUV, it stands comfortably alongside the Ford Ecosport, another of the SUVs Ford excel at.
The New Ford Puma will be released with four first editions to begin with; the Titanium First Edition, ST-Line X First Edition – with both 125PS and 155PS – and the ST-Line First Edition Plus. All of them house a 1.0 litre, Ecoboost petrol engine but unlike the New Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid, the car does not solely run on electric. Rather, energy from under braking is then transferred to a 48-volt lithium ion battery to power the Puma. So if you decide your sole purpose of the car is to better the world around us, potentially opt for the 125PS which has a fuel economy of 52.3mpg and CO2 emissions totalling 123g/km.
What features does the New Ford Puma have?
Talking firstly about the look of the car, there are 10 different body colours to choose from. The standard of those is Blazer Blue, but options such as Solar Silver and Metropolis White are available when it comes to ‘Premium’ and ‘Exclusive’ colours. Focusing primarily on the standard specifications of the New Ford Puma, the tech inside this beauty is exactly what is to be expected. A digital touchscreen has Ford SYNC 3 which allows the driver wi-fi hotspots for 10 devices, Bluetooth, sat-nav and also link-up to an Apple or Android smartphone. The DAB radio can be used in all its glory with the 10-speaker B&O stereo.
That stereo will come in handy for those weekend getaways or long road trips, and if you’re thinking about how much room there is to pack your belongings, the 456-litre boot will have you covered. Yet, if there’s even more items you must bring to that weekend away, the rear seats can be folded down for more space. When it comes to the all-important driver technology, the New Ford Puma is quite nifty. For example, when it comes to parking the car, the Puma can park itself if the rear-view camera isn’t enough. There’s also adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, automatic emergency braking and traffic sign recognition.
The New Ford Puma is a car going in the right direction for hybrid vehicles, tailored to any level of driver, and is just one of a number of upcoming Ford cars that’ll be electric-friendly.
Key information at a glance
Model: New Ford Puma
Engine: 1.0 litre, Ecoboost petrol engine
Transmission: 6-speed manual, front-wheel drive
Top speed: ~
On sale: Now
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