Ford introduced the new Ford Puma Titanium X, which will be presented to the public for the first time at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, which will open its doors to visitors in Germany next week.
The new Puma Titanium X takes the crossover features of the New Puma inspired by the SUV to a higher level with its comfort and convenience technologies. The Puma Titanium X, the first Ford vehicle with removable seat covers, offers innovative features for comfort, such as seats with lumbar massage, which is a first in this class. The vehicle also includes high-level comfort features such as wireless charging for smartphones, hands-free tailgate and premium B&O sound system, which is a first in this class, and draws attention with very special exterior and interior details that complement its character.
The new Ford Puma offers European customers; it combines a unique and remarkable exterior design, best-in-class luggage volume without compromise, and highly advanced semi-hybrid power and transmission technology.
Premium design and features
The premium features offered as standard bring a completely new concept of luxury to the compact crossover segment. The Puma Titanium X thus enhances Puma's outstanding driving safety with unmatched comfort details.
Removable seat covers with machine wash feature can be easily removed and installed even with one hand thanks to the practical zipper system. Family-friendly seat covers make it easy to clean items such as pet hair, fruit juice stains and allow for a clean interior at all times. In addition, the user can personalize the vehicle with a variety of seat covers to be offered in the aftermarket.
The waist massage feature, which provides the opportunity to revitalize tired muscles on the move and make a more relaxing journey, stands out as another seat innovation. The massage feature in the electric seats, activated by a single button movement, contributes to comfortable journeys with three different rolling directions and sensitivity settings.
The leather steering wheel, wood inserts and fabric door panels in the Puma Titanium X's meticulously shaped interior provide an attractive appearance and high quality perception.
The technologies offered as standard ensure that the driver and accompanying passengers stay in touch while driving. The wireless charging feature, which supports convenient phones, allows the use of two USB ports for purposes other than charging.
Mobile devices can be connected to the standard Ford SYNC 3 communication and infotainment system via Bluetooth. The driver can control the audio system, navigation and smartphones connected to the system with a voice command system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto ™ compatible system, with 10-speaker B&O sound system, turns journeys into pleasure.
Standard equipment such as dual-zone electronic automatic climate control, rain sensor wipers or parking sensors contribute to comfort and convenience.
The new Puma Titanium X exterior design reflects Puma's SUV body proportions and silhouette, while providing additional design details with a more characteristic and charismatic look. The distinctive fender straps of Ford's B-segment car architecture are filled with 18 inch-sized 10-spoke shiny gray alloy wheels.
With its shiny black details, chrome trim, honeycomb grille, functional air curtain, and fog lights integrated into the front air intakes, the Puma Titanium X looks remarkable and flashy. A similar design philosophy is applied to the side body and rear. The diffuser integrated in the rear bumper emphasizes sportiness and visually enhances the perception of quality. Signal lights integrated into the body-colored heated side mirrors and lights that illuminate the floor when switched on are other visual details that enhance the quality perception.
The new Ford Puma; It will be the first model to use Ford's innovative semi-hybrid system that brings high fuel efficiency while delivering superior driving pleasure with its performance.
In the EcoBoost Hybrid technology, an integrated starter / generator (BISG) of 1,0 kW is connected to the Puma's 11,5 liter EcoBoost gasoline engine with a strap. Replacing the traditional alternator, BISG converts kinetic energy generated at the moment of braking into electrical energy and uses it to charge the air-cooled 48 Volt lithium-ion battery. BISG also uses the stored energy to engage the three-cylinder petrol engine with additional torque during normal driving and acceleration. The semi-hybrid system is available in two power versions: 125 PS and 155 PS. The hybrid system offers 50 percent more torque than the petrol engine, especially at lower speeds, thus providing a smoother driving experience.
Thanks to the 50 Nm torque introduced by BISG, the fuel efficiency of the gasoline engine is improved by 9 percent compared to the WLTP norm. With the addition of additional torque, the 125 PS version consumes 5,4 lt / 100 km fuel and offers 124 gr / km CO2 emission emissions. The 155 PS version consumes 5,6 lt / 100 km fuel and 127 gr / km CO2 emission emission value.
Advanced driving assistance systems, including the Lane Keeping System developed with the standard Roadside Detection function, bring a more comfortable, less fatigue and safer driving experience. Thanks to the new function added, the system detects the point where the asphalt runs out and a different ground starts as sand, gravel, grass or banquet outside the asphalt and interferes with the steering wheel to prevent the vehicle from leaving the lower surface.
The Collision Prevention system with Pedestrian Detection detects people near the road, on the road or about to cross the road, and helps the driver to avoid or reduce the impact of a possible collision.
The new Ford Puma features Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go feature, Traffic Sign Identification System and Lane Average System.
Innovative and practical
The new Ford Puma 456, with the best trunk volume in its class, without compromise, offers a liter of luggage and innovative storage solutions. With the rear seats folded, a 112 cm-long, 97 cm-wide and 43 cm-high box fits in the flexible luggage compartment.
Developed to meet customer requirements, the Ford MegaBox creates a deep and versatile storage space that can comfortably accommodate two golf bags in an upright position. Again, this area can be covered and evaluated for using dirty objects such as muddy boots. The special drain plug makes it easy to clean this area with water.
Luggage functionality is supported by hands-free tailgate technology, a first in this class.
New Ford Puma is scheduled to be launched in Turkey in 2020