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Embracing the urban Joburg jungle in the all-new Ford Puma Titanium

Eagle Corner Ford Puma

We recently had the privilege of being one of the first publications to experience firsthand the innovative and stylish Ford Puma. This vehicle flawlessly merges urban adaptability with state-of-the-art technology and design. It boasts an unmistakable silhouette, generous cargo space, and interior comfort, all accentuated by Ford’s renowned 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine.

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Sophisticated design meets comfort and functionality

At first glance, the Ford Puma exudes a sporty yet sophisticated aura. Its sleek lines, bold grille, and distinctively sculpted contours catch the eye, hinting at the dynamic performance awaiting the driver. Stepping inside, we were immediately struck by the meticulously crafted interior, boasting premium materials and an ergonomic layout that accentuates both comfort and functionality.

One of the standout features of the Puma is its ingenious use of space. Despite its compact dimensions, the cleverly designed MegaBox—a customisable storage area beneath the boot floor—offers an impressive 456 liters of practical storage space, perfect for accommodating everything from sports gear to weekend essentials. Loading the Puma is made even easier with Ford’s hands-free tailgate technology, which is standard on the ST-Line Vignale. The system allows access to the boot space, even with arms full of groceries, kids or sports equipment, using a simple kicking motion under the rear bumper.

First-class driving experience

The driving experience itself is where the Ford Puma truly shines. The responsive handling and agile maneuverability make navigating busy Joburg traffic a breeze, while the available mild-hybrid powertrains deliver a blend of power and efficiency that’s both exhilarating and eco-conscious. The 1.0L three-cylinder EcoBoost engine is common to both the Titanium and ST ranges. It produces 92kW of power at 6 000 r/min matched to 170Nm of torque across a broad range from 1 500 to 4 500 r/min. The Puma’s mild-hybrid technology intelligently assists the engine, enhancing fuel efficiency without compromising on performance—a testament to Ford’s commitment to sustainability without sacrificing driving pleasure.

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Advanced driver-assist technologies

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop & Go and Lane Centring helps the Puma maintain a comfortable driving distance from vehicles ahead and keeps the vehicle centered in its lane.

Evasive Steering Assist is part of the ACC package and is designed to operate at city and motorway speeds. It uses radar and a camera to detect slower-moving and stationary vehicles ahead and provides steering support to enable drivers to manoeuvre around a vehicle if a collision is imminent.

The Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert provides a warning when vehicles that may be crossing behind the vehicle are detected during reversing. The system can apply the brakes to avoid or mitigate the effects of collisions if drivers do not respond to warnings.

Front parking sensors and a rear wide-angle camera capture a 180-degree view displayed on the eight-inch touchscreen – so passing pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles can be more easily seen when reversing out of parking spaces or driveways. 

Active Park Assist with Perpendicular Parking helps drivers find suitable spaces and park hands-free nose-to-tail and side-by-side with other cars.

Driver Impairment Monitor monitors the driver’s inputs and recognises fatigue or impairment. It creates visual and audible alerts on the instrument cluster if it detects the driver may be tired and will recommend a rest stop if necessary.

Modern connectivity

Beyond its performance and practicality, the Ford Puma seamlessly integrates modern connectivity features. The SYNC 3 infotainment system, with its intuitive interface and smartphone integration capabilities, keeps you effortlessly connected and entertained while on the move. We particularly loved the Apple CarPlay functionality which enhances convenience and diminishes distractions by showcasing essential or frequently used apps required during driving on the car’s infotainment display. This integration significantly reduces the necessity to physically interact with your iPhone while on the road.

The All-New Ford Puma represents a harmonious fusion of style, practicality, and innovation. It’s not just a car; it’s a statement—a versatile companion perfectly suited for navigating the challenges of the urban Joburg jungle while keeping you connected and delighted throughout the journey.

If you’re seeking a crossover that seamlessly harmonises style and functionality, we strongly recommend reaching out to the professionals at Eagle Corner to experience firsthand the Ford Puma. This remarkable vehicle unquestionably merits consideration and deserves a prominent place on your wish list.

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