Ford Ford Puma Hatchback 1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid mHEV Titanium 5dr

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Cruise control Standard (ex. VAT)
Power liftgate hands free including keyless start + entry, motion sensing key fob £500.00 (ex. VAT)
Solid paint Standard (ex. VAT)
Fixed LED headlamps Standard (ex. VAT)
Projector headlamps with LED day time running lights Standard (ex. VAT)
Automatic headlights with rain sensing wipers and auto high beam Standard (ex. VAT)
Black roof rails £166.67 (ex. VAT)
Premium paint £208.33 (ex. VAT)
Privacy glass to side rear windows and tailgate glass £208.33 (ex. VAT)
Black contrast roof £291.67 (ex. VAT)
Detachable towbar £416.67 (ex. VAT)
Additional Premium paint £416.67 (ex. VAT)
Exclusive paint £541.67 (ex. VAT)
Additional Exclusive paint £625.00 (ex. VAT)
Power opening panorama roof £791.67 (ex. VAT)
Ford SYNC 3 navigation pack - Puma Standard (ex. VAT)
Comfort pack - Puma £250.00 (ex. VAT)
B&O Premium Audio system + Ford SYNC 3 navigation pack - Puma £375.00 (ex. VAT)
Driver assistance pack - Puma £750.00 (ex. VAT)
Technology pack - Puma £1041.67 (ex. VAT)
Solid - Blazer blue Standard (ex. VAT)
Premium paint - Frozen white £208.33 (ex. VAT)
Premium paint - Race red £208.33 (ex. VAT)
Premium paint - Agate Black £416.67 (ex. VAT)
Premium paint - Solar silver £416.67 (ex. VAT)
Exclusive paint - Desert island blue £541.67 (ex. VAT)
Exclusive paint - Metropolis white £541.67 (ex. VAT)
Exclusive paint - Magnetic £541.67 (ex. VAT)
Exclusive paint - Luxe yellow £625.00 (ex. VAT)
Exclusive paint - Lucid red £625.00 (ex. VAT)
Exclusive paint - Grey matter £625.00 (ex. VAT)
Exclusive paint - Fantastic red £625.00 (ex. VAT)
Alhambra cloth with casual bolsters - Ebony black Standard (ex. VAT)
Cloth - Ebony black Standard (ex. VAT)
Tyre inflation kit Standard (ex. VAT)
Mini spare wheel £125.00 (ex. VAT)
Mini spare steel wheel £125.00 (ex. VAT)
Rear parking sensor
Ford easy fuel
Power assist steering
Lane keeping aid with lane departure warning
Wireless charging pad
Selectable drive modes(Normal, sport, Eco, trail, slippery)
Quickclear heated windscreen
Rear wiper
Body coloured door mirrors
Power foldable heated door mirrors with puddle lamps
Front fog lights with cornering lights and LED rear lamps
Cloth upholstery
Front and rear head restraints
Leather steering wheel/gear knob/handbrake
Front floor mats
EATC - Electronic Auto Temperature control
Front and rear floor mats and tie down rings
Alhambra cloth upholstery with casual bolsters
Lumbar massage for driver and passenger
Centre console with armrest and stowage
Ford megabox extended bootspace
Sensico leather steering wheel/gear knob/handbrake
3 rear seatbelts
Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
Pre-collision assist with autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian/cyclist detection & post-collision braking
Electronic stability control (ESC) and hill start assist
Thatcham alarm
17" 10 spoke absolute black machined finish alloy wheel
CO2 127
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 999
Compression Ratio 1930
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 480
Gears 6
Transmission Manual
Combined 67.30
Urban 57.60
Extra Urban 72.40
Badge Engine CC 999
Badge Power 125.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 9.48
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 9.80
Engine BHP 125.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1280
Engine Torque 210.00
Top Speed 119
Front Tyres 215/55 R17
Rear Tyres 215/55 R17
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1536
Length 4186
Wheel Base 2588
Width 1805
Fuel Tank Size 42.00
Weight 1760
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1280
Towing Weight Unbraked 640
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

Ford finally gets really serious about the small SUV segment - in the shape of this charming little Puma model. It champions mild hybrid tech and doesn't have much time for SUV conventionality. All of which will suit its fashionable band of potential buyers just fine. Frugal, fun and well connected, it fits with the spirit of its time. Just as the original Puma model did.

Background

You might just remember the Ford Puma - but you won't remember it like this. The much-loved original Puma was a little coupe made just after the turn of the century, but cars like that just don't sell any more, so this model line has rejuvenated itself as what Ford calls an 'SUV-inspired Crossover'. Like the original Puma, it's based on Fiesta engineering and is primarily powered by the mild hybrid 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine the Blue Oval brand has also ear-marked for that supermini. Dynamic changes over the Fiesta include a new setting for the electronic power steering, a stiffer attachment for the beam axle and five-stud hubs for a more rigid fixing of the wheels. All of which should mean that this car handles a little more sharply than direct class competitors like Nissan's Juke and Renault's Captur.

Driving Experience

From a handling perspective, we can very much expect the Puma to be a Crossover first and an SUV second. Or to put it another way, it'll handle far more like a good supermini than a typical Juke or Captur-class contender. The big engineering interest here lies in the 48V mild hybrid powertrain, which in this case is based on Ford's familiar 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine. Here, a conventional alternator is replaced with an 11.5kW integrated starter/generator (called a 'BISG'). The resulting powerplant is available in either 125 or 155PS guises, both versions available with a 7-speed dual-clutch auto gearbox. Like most mild hybrids, Ford's 'BISG' set-up works in a couple of ways. Either it can be used when coasting or braking to recover energy (which then gets stored in a small lithium-ion battery); or it can assist the engine during acceleration. The brand says that extra electrified assistance has enabled it to lower the engine's compression ratio and fit a larger turbocharger - which all sounds pretty promising for those in search of perky performance. The alternative non-hybrid engine is the 1.5-litre EcoBoost 200PS unit that features in the top Puma ST Permance model. This delivers 0-62mph acceleration in 6.7 seconds. Top speed is 137mph. An optimised chassis features bespoke twist-beam, anti-roll bar and damper configurations. And steering response is 25% faster and the brakes are 17% larger than the standard Puma.

Design and Build

The original Puma was smaller than the Fiesta it was based on. This one's quite a lot bigger, its five-door SUV body being 46mm longer, 54mm higher and 71mm wider, plus the car has a 95mm longer wheelbase than the Fiesta. The headlights are high up on the bonnet (like the first Puma) and Ford says that the beady daytime running lights you get on 'St-Line' variants are a nod to a more modern Ford coupe, the GT supercar. Maybe. Inside, it's less distinctive. The interior is much like you'd find in any modern Ford, related most closely of course to the Fiesta, with its simple design, SYNC3 infotainment system and relatively smart materials. You do get a few bespoke features, like a digital display for the dials and zip-up covers for the front and rear seats. These not only allow owners to mix and match patterns and colours, but also wash them should they need to: neat. We were impressed by the boot. At 456-litres, it's one of the very biggest trunks in the small SUV segment and is accessed by a powered hands-free tailgate. There's also an adjustable-height floor that can be folded back against the back seats.

Market and Model

Puma pricing reflects current figures at the upper end of the small SUV segment - which Ford feels justified in asking given this car's relatively sophisticated mild hybrid tech. To be specific, that means a starting point of around £22,000, with figures rising to around £30,000 at the top of the range. Trim levels are based around familiar 'Titanium' and 'ST-Line' badging, plus at the top of the range are 'ST-Line X' and 'ST-Line Vignale' variants before you get to the top 1.5-litre ST Performance model. Standard equipment on most models includes heated and massaging seats, a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control and a rear-view camera. The Puma is also the first vehicle in its segment to offer hands-free tailgate and Lumbar Massage Seat comfort and convenience technologies. Advanced driver assistance technologies include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition and Lane Centring, for easier negotiation of highway and stop-start traffic. There's also a 'New Local Hazard Information' feature, which can inform the driver of hazardous situations in the road ahead before they become visible to the driver or vehicle sensors. And helping Puma drivers reverse with greater confidence, Ford's Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert can provide a warning when reversing of vehicles that may soon be crossing behind them. The system can apply the brakes to avoid or mitigate the effects of collisions if drivers do not respond to warnings.

Cost of Ownership

Being based on Fiesta engineering promises decent efficiency, as does Ford's latest EcoBoost Hybrid technology and that's how it turns out. The extra electrification apparently improves combined cycle WLTP-rated economy by around 9% over what you'd get from an ordinary 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. For the 125PS variant, Ford is talking about CO2 emission readings from up to 127g/km and a combined cycle WLTP fuel return of up to 50.4mpg. For the top 155PS derivative, the figures are the same. For the 1.5-litre ST variant, the figures are up to 40.9mpg and up to 155g/km. With the 1.0-litre mild hybrid models, the claimed efficiency readings are all aided by what the brand calls 'Torque substitution', which deploys the electric motor functionality of the hybrid system's 'BISG' 'Belt-driven Integrated Starter/Generator' to provide up to 50Nm of torque - reducing the amount of work required from the petrol engine. The 'BISG' is also able to aid the powerplant's stop/start system in urban traffic, restarting the engine in approximately 300 milliseconds - about the same as the blink of an eye. And the 'BISG' also enables the Puma EcoBoost Hybrid's Auto Start-Stop technology to operate in a wider range of scenarios for even greater fuel savings, including when coasting to a stop below 10mph, and even when the vehicle is in gear with the clutch pedal depressed.

Summary

Having moved its third generation Kuga SUV a little up-market, Ford needed a car to plug the gap down to its entry-level EcoSport Crossover model and this Puma fills that role very well. It delivers the fashionable looks, trendy media connectivity and efficient engine tech that buyers in the small SUV segment tend to look for and delivers it all in a package that the brand reckons sets fresh standards for the kind of driving enjoyment a little car of this kind can serve up. Which puts Ford back in the hunt in this growing market segment. It was becoming increasingly difficult to recommend the EcoSport to a customer in this segment already charmed by the Juke and Captur market leaders. This Puma though, is good enough to give those segment stalwarts a great deal to think about. As enthusiasts, we still can't help wishing it was a small coupe. But as pragmatists, we reckon Ford has probably hit its intended target here.