Trim level adds variety to a derivative range

There have been several upgrades to the Ford Puma ST-Line X Vignale, though we do not agree with some of them. For example, the vehicle now comes with a new dual-clutch gearbox, which we think might not be a great addition. But, overall, it’s a good car and provides great features, keep reading for a detailed review. So, the new gearbox and trim level adds variety to a derivative range. Before, the vehicle was available with a 1.0-liter Eco boost turbo three-pot petrol engine and in mild-hybridized 151bhp or 121bhp version, both of which come with a six-speed manual gearbox. There was also an option of 120bhp 1.0-litre manual version. But now, if you like, you can get a 119bhp 1.0-liter Puma, with a seven-speed two-pedal gearbox.

You must be thinking why didn’t the company combined the mild-hybrid engine with the automatic gearbox, it seems odd, isn’t it? Well, it might be because of some mechanical reasons, as it mainly depends on how the engine, mild-hybrid systems, and gearbox, are connected. We are sure the company must have considered it, as they should have.

Getting a two-pedal Puma would most probably feel similar to getting an automatic hatchback two decades ago. You will be opting for the highest-emitting, least economical, and most expensive engine on the list. It does attract, doesn’t it? But, not to those drivers who won’t prefer having to remember to change ratios, and it’s also not easy to make it popular as fleet cars.

If you want to know how much exactly you will have to pay for the highest version. As we have seen in other Ford vehicles as well, it doesn’t provide any particular mechanical revisions. However, it does come up with bumper, interior trim, and equipment upgrades, as well as the grille and alloy wheel styling changes.

The car has a top speed of 114mph, and it can reach 60mph in 10.3sec, so it’s not very fast. It has a fuel economy between 45.6-46.3mpg and the CO2 emissions are 136-138g/km. It is a pretty good vehicle, although, many drivers would have different opinions of the vehicle. Furthermore, it can be a good option for you if you also get the Technology and Driver Assistance packs.