Ford Puma 2024: Prices, specs and release date
- New Ford Puma is facelifted for 2024
- Receives an all-new interior that’s sportier and more premium
- Improved infotainment tech and more safety assist features
- Available now with prices from £25,790
While exterior changes for the pretty Puma are limited, it’s been given a thorough overhaul inside, with an all-new dashboard and updated digital tech.
The new Ford Puma’s safety assist tech is also improved, while its reverse parking camera now offers bird’s eye convenience.
However, hot hatch fans will be disappointed to learn the new Ford Puma ST range now comprises only a high-power 1.0-litre version, with a Powershift automatic gearbox. The old 1.5-litre manual Ford Puma ST is no more.
The new Ford Puma will be available in fully electric guise later in 2024, though. Details of the new Ford Puma Gen-E will be announced nearer to its on-sale date, with deliveries likely to begin in early 2025.
The new Ford Puma arrives to take on a broad range of rivals including the Nissan Juke, Volkswagen T-Cross and Volkswagen Taigo, Renault Captur, Vauxhall Mokka, Peugeot 2008, Kia Stonic, Hyundai Bayon and more.
2024 Ford Puma prices and release date
The new Ford Puma goes on sale with prices starting from £25,790. Prices are almost identical to the outgoing model as the company aims to maintain the showroom appeal of what is, following the demise of the Ford Fiesta, its most affordable new car.
The new Ford Puma is open for ordering now with an expected spring 2024 showroom release.
2024 Ford Puma styling, interior and technology
The new Ford Puma looks very similar to the previous one. The changes are largely focused on the lights. The headlights get a new design of LED running light and the rear lights are smoother too.
The new Ford Puma is available with optional dynamic matrix LED lights, using predictive dynamic bending light technology. They monitor the road ahead and can shine light into corners, which will make driving at night easier. The new Ford Puma is said to offer a new glare-free high beam, too.
The new Ford Puma is offered in Titanium, ST-Line and ST-Line X models – and each will have their own design of alloy wheels, grille and front bumper.
The new Ford Puma is available in six body colours – and one of them, Cactus Grey, is new to the range.
Inside, the all-new interior lifts the fit and finish of the new Ford Puma. It is more upmarket and suitably sporting, with a flat-bottom steering wheel and more wrap-around feel.
The new Ford Puma has two high-definition screens. The 12.8-inch digital instrument display is augmented by a 12.0-inch centre touchscreen. This runs the latest Ford SYNC4 system, which is twice as powerful as the previous SYNC3 setup. It also has 5G technology, instead of 4G.
The new Ford Puma now has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto plus and wireless smartphone charging. Amazon Built-in offers extra functionality – and supports the improved natural voice recognition of the core Ford system.
The new interior has come with a simplification though – with the physical buttons for climate control now relegated to a menu in the touchscreen.
The new Ford Puma continues to offer the ultra-practical 80-litre Ford MegaBox in the boot, though. Sitting beneath the regular boot floor, it allows two golf club bags to be stored upright – and is big enough to swallow an entire small supermarket trolley-full of groceries.
The new Ford Puma’s boot remains a very generous 450 litres with the seats up, or 1216 litres with them folded.
2024 Ford Puma engines, performance and fuel economy
The new Ford Puma’s engine line-up is focused on the 1.0-litre EcoBoost three-cylinder turbo petrol motor. As before, it has a chain-driven camshaft and is now solely available with 48-volt hybrid technology.
The entry-level new Ford Puma 1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid 125 delivers, as its name suggests, 125PS, for 0-62mph in 9.8 seconds. It has a standard six-speed manual gearbox and averages up to 53.3mpg.
A seven-speed Powershift automatic is optional. This improves 0-62mph performance slightly, to 9.6 seconds, and it averages 50.4mpg.
The new Ford Puma 1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid 155 produces 155PS for 0-62mph in 8.7 seconds. It is only available with the Powershift automatic, and averages 51.3mpg.
Buyers of the regular new Ford Puma can choose from a range of 17-inch, 18-inch and 19-inch alloy wheels.
The new Ford Puma ST is now only available with a 170PS EcoBoost engine, in combination with the Powershift automatic. It does 0-62mph in 7.4 seconds and averages 47.0mpg.
The new Ford Puma ST still has sportier suspension than the regular model and comes with 19-inch alloy wheels as standard. An optional Performance Pack lowers the suspension by 10mm and adds 20% stiffer KW twin-tube dampers. The springs are also painted in Ford Performance Blue.
Safety assist tech in the new Ford Puma is improved, and the adaptive cruise control now slows down for junctions and bends. There is also a better 360-degree surround-view camera system, offering a bird’s eye view when parking.
Can I still buy a Ford Puma ST?
You can still buy a sporty Ford Puma ST – although it will have a 170PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine and seven-speed Powershift automatic transmission, rather than the old 200PS 1.5-litre manual. The old engine has been phased out as Ford focuses on keeping its range-wide CO2 emissions in check.
Is the new Ford Puma electric?
The new Ford Puma electric, which is called the Ford Puma Gen-E, will be revealed later in 2024.