With the existing Ford Puma in your home, recognition has actually developed into a mirage. Due to the fact that its name stimulates a time when individuals of Cologne and Rüsselsheim were neck and neck in the field of recently developed little coupes, beginning with the Tigra. The days of the class have actually been lined up for 20 years, and today it should intend high. In 2022, the huge feline classification “PUMA” will be emblazoned on the Porsche-Marnier in the back of the cutely created little automobile SUV. If you include “ST”, you’re handling the most significant clown in his soft wash guild.
” Mean Green” is Ford’s green supernova for the Puma ST and, more just recently, the Fiesta ST. With such a fresh paint, the Puma considerably illuminates traffic and daily paths. The skin is likewise specified by an advanced aerodynamic plan, a large roofline that slopes down and increases once again at the rear spoiler and a stylish modern-day rim style that likewise sticks out in traffic.
Proven Fiesta ST innovation, consisting of the Quaife front axle differential with locking result, discovers its method under the Puma’s long skirt, making it the most hassle-free tool in its class. A battle with B-segment competing Opel Mokka would have been interesting, however in Rüsselsheim there was no GSi or perhaps OPC cash and kind words.
The Fiesta ST’s 200- horse power 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo fuel engine honed the hunchback feline’s claws and moved the Puma from absolutely no to 100 km/h: an excellent 6.7 seconds for the B-segment SUV. With the clang of the three-cylinder engine, the hormonal agents speed up. For crisp shifts, the wastegate discharges a loud sneeze, and the flap system in the rear peeps 3 times for the next equipment. The Puma ST does not sound any various from the animal kingdom design. The feline is still alive.
She strolls on velour paws: Fiesta ST Where it hammers and slides, the Puma ST’s soft chassis hold on to rough roadways. It can be stated that the little appropriates for dry tar and the big appropriates for dust and wetness. In any case, the chassis geometry is practically similar to Fiesta’s ST design, so it’s likewise really effective in the Puma ST. As it rounds corners, the rear assists the rider turn as quickly as possible. The velvet-paw Puma is likewise kinder than its responsive little sibling, thanks to its winter season tires, trip height, and somewhat softer chassis.
The Quaiffe front axle differential makes a crucial contribution to the active driving habits (part of the Performance bundle; 1200 euros). The drive circulation on the front axle in fact pulls the driver and guest into corners. Ford has actually striven to accomplish a tight and direct steering ratio. Enjoyable, however closer to the roadway than its competitors, the Cologne transparently supplies drivers with what’s going on. Conventional power guiding would do this more naturally and intuitively, however contemporary services are rapidly ending up being force of habit. On the roadway, a responsive, frequency-dependent chassis enters into play, which neither shakes nor shakes the traveler compartment on quick bumps.
Ford’s function in the interior does not go that far. While it has a great deal of stylish DNA in the type of Recaro seats, ornamental stitching, a stylish screen, and ST and Performance badging, the craftsmanship is good offered the rate variety. The seat is safe and has adjustable lumbar assistance. Taking the seat from the tight Fiesta ST is a bit too harsh. The Focus MK2 ST-style Recaro seats will gain from the long-distance viability that the Puma ST is searching for, without dramatically modifying the cost policy upwards.
On the other hand, the coolly developed digital speedometer and Sync infotainment system make exploring simple and deal included worth: oil temperature level and increase pressure can be checked out like in a race vehicle, and there’s a velocity freak launch control. With excellent traction, still ergonomic power shipment and exact grinding points, you truly do not require it. It’s these tricks that made sure the Cologne-based business won over their lively target group, and eventually made a B-segment SUV an adorable huge feline.
Conclusion: You’re bowing your head to the Cologne once again when it pertains to driving habits. Providing such a dynamic cars and truck in such an unsportsmanlike design makes the Puma, particularly as an ST, a stroke of genius. While Ford revealed all the consistency to keep felines alive, the sports seats were too difficult for clients. As a purchaser, you’re in your 30 s; and the rate: the Puma ST will cost you at least 30,900 euros. Purchasers ought to certainly purchase the Performance Package for EUR1,200 for substantially much better drivability and worth retention. More fascinating cars in the vehicle class will no longer be readily available. (Dennis Galt, Cen)
Specifications Ford Puma ST
LxWxH (m): 4.23 x 1.81 x 1.53
Wheelbase (m): 2.59
Turning radius: 11.2 m
Drive: R3 gas engine, 1497 ccm, turbo, direct injection
Power: 147 kW/ 200 hp at 6000 rpm
Maximum torque: 320 Nm @ 2500-3500 rpm
0 to 100 km/h: 6.7 seconds
Top speed: 220 km/h
Average WLTP intake: 6.8 liters
CO2 emissions: 155 g/km (Euro 6 day temperature level)
Efficiency class: C
Test usage: 9 liters
Empty weight/payload: minutes 1358 kg/ max 457 kg
Trunk volume: 456– 1216 liters
Maximum hauling capability: 750 kg
Tires: 225/40 R19
Base cost: EUR 30,900