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The Puma is back with a new sporty design and has already won the What Car? Car of the Year 2020 award.
Designed to truly stand out in the highly competitive SUV market, the Ford Puma not only looks the part thanks to its stylish, sporty and seductive design, but is also one of the first vehicles to benefit from Ford’s EcoBoost technology for enhanced fuel efficiency without compromising on power or performance.
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The new Ford Puma is the first vehicle to feature Ford’s new ‘human centric’ design. Its expressive front-end with its imposing front grille and distinctive “canoe-shaped” headlamps make the Puma instantly recognisable on the road. At the rear, the car’s low, sloping roofline and LED fog lamps not only make the Puma look different to any other compact crossover on the market, but also deliver a class-leading luggage capacity of 456 litres.
Inside, the Puma’s upscale interior is designed to offer a smooth and relaxing drive with segment-first lumbar massage front seats to revitalise tired muscles on longer journeys, as well as a full-length openable panorama roof for a spacious and airy feel. A wireless charging pad for recharging smartphones whilst on the move is also available, with Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ compatibility at no extra cost.
Under the bonnet, the all-new Ford Puma is one of the first vehicles to benefit from Ford’s sophisticated mild-hybrid technology, specifically designed to enhance fuel efficiency while complementing Ford’s fun-to-drive experience.
Offered in 125 PS and 155 PS variants, the Puma's 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine works with Ford’s intelligent, self-regulating mild-hybrid system to deliver fuel efficiency improvements of up to 9% without compromising on power or performance.
In addition, customers can choose from advanced range of Ford EcoBoost petrol and Ford EcoBlue diesel engines that are supported by standard Auto Start-Stop for further reduced running costs and a slick-shifting six-speed manual transmission.
Prices for the new Ford Puma start from £23,385.00 OTR* or to lease from £254.19 per month.
Leasing the new Ford Puma offers many benefits over buying, and is often the cheaper alternative to buying. All lease deals with Nationwide Vehicle Contracts come with breakdown recovery, road tax and the manufacturer's warranty included as standard. What's more, Nationwide Vehicle Contracts will also deliver your brand new Puma direct to your front door, making leasing easier than ever before.
*'On the road' price correct at time of publication and includes one year’s road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee.