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1 June 2020

Ford has extended the appeal of the Puma crossover with a new top-spec trim level added to the range, alongside an automatic gearbox option.

While other flagship Fords such as the Fiesta and Kuga use Vignale branding on its own, the Puma receives the tag as an extension of existing ST-Line X spec. 

The Puma ST-Line X Vignale is available from £25,240 and replaces the First Edition variants previously offered. Representing an increase of £1550 over ST-Line X, it adds unique 18-inch alloys, a satin aluminium upper grille, black lower grille and a body coloured lower rear bumper. 

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LED headlights also feature, alongside heated Windsor leather seats, posher stitched cabin trim, a heated steering wheel and keyless start/entry to the kit tally. Ford's local hazard information system is also standard fitment as it is in other high-end trims. 

Alongside the introduction of the highest trim line, Ford has brought in the option of an automatic gearbox for the first time. The seven-speed dual-clutch unit is only offered on the 123bhp 1.0-litre Ecoboost petrol option and priced from £22,495.

The automatic version promises a 0-62mph time 0.2sec down on that of the standard manual model, with a 3mph reduction in the top speed. Its quoted mpg is up to 46.3mpg - down 2.4mpg on the non-hybrid manual, with C02 emissions of 138g/km. All new variants are available to order now. 

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catnip 1 June 2020

Do you still get the enhanced

Do you still get the enhanced customer experience with Vignale models? And how does that work when this is not quite a full Vignale, do you get half of that enhanced service?

Roadster 1 June 2020

What ever happened to comfort?

What is it with this trend with almost all marques where if you want a higher spec car, it's all based on a sporting setting up? Which means firmer suspension and larger wheels. I'm sure not everyone wants a sporting angle to their cars, perhaps preferring ride comfort and a more traditional less-sporting look in the styling inside and out. I'm sure it's possible for different spec levels to be offered in both comfort and sport set ups, surely? That's what use to be the case many years ago.

HazwoldV8 1 June 2020

Roadster wrote:

Roadster wrote:

What is it with this trend with almost all marques where if you want a higher spec car, it's all based on a sporting setting up? Which means firmer suspension and larger wheels. I'm sure not everyone wants a sporting angle to their cars, perhaps preferring ride comfort and a more traditional less-sporting look in the styling inside and out. I'm sure it's possible for different spec levels to be offered in both comfort and sport set ups, surely? That's what use to be the case many years ago.

Vignale is ford premium side brand so i dont know why they added the tag to an ST line. Seems a bit pointless and ruins the image of both ST and Vingale

Peter Cavellini 1 June 2020

Bit dark inside.

 Maybe Ford gave them the wrong car?, it's all white on the outside, and all black on the inside, whose idea was that?, there hardly a detail inside that has a bit of color about it, I guess there will be options.

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