Ford Puma is the new SUV from Ford with more of a crossover like styling. Unlike the Ford Ecosport, Ford Puma is a sportier model. It still has loads of space and retains more practicality than the hatch Fiesta. The SUV is all set to debut in Frankfurt motor show, but Ford has unveiled it beforehand.
The design is quite like the any Ford and is inspired from the hatchback Fiesta. The design lines follow a curvy design. The rear looks aggressive with LED tail lamps with big vertical reflectors down below. The right side gets the big exhaust pipe.
Coming to the interior, you come in terms with the practicality of having an SUV. With booth space of 456 litres, and an option to 40/60 split rear seats. The instrument cluster is also a 12.3-inch digital unit, with all the necessary information available right in the front of the driver. You also have an 8-inch touchscreen unit as your infotainment system with Ford Sync 3. You also have the option to get a 10 speaker unit from Bang & Olufsen.
Other features include a panoramic roof, adaptive cruise control, wireless charging, lane keep assistance and automatic emergency braking. You have the option to get either 18 inches or 19-inch alloys.
Puma is powered by the familiar a 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine which gets a 48Volt lithium-ion hybrid motor. It improves fuel economy by around 9%. This engine is available in two states of tune, one is the regular 123hp and another is a powerful 153hp variant. Also, A 1.5-litre diesel engine which makes around 118hp. The diesel will come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and the petrol motor will have an option for the 7-speed DCT gearbox as well.
There is no word about Ford Puma coming to India, as of now we will have to do with the Ford Ecosport. The launching price is about £24,000 (21 lakhs).