Design & Interior
Ford wanted the Puma to be different and you have to admire that approach. The compact SUV class is a highly competitive one and it can be difficult to stand out among the crowd.
The Puma’s distinctive looks do just that. It takes elements from the Fiesta and the original Puma to create this stylish look. The large front headlights – which will divide opinions I’m sure - run up the side of the bonnet, ensuring it can’t be missed.
A lot of the Puma’s character comes from its exterior design. In a class where many of its rivals can feel quite similar, the Puma offers its own unique element of charm. It’s a slightly more refined design than say the Nissan Juke, but perhaps not as modern when it comes to its interior.
It has quite a striking stance. It sits very low, to the point where some might argue it’s closer to being a hatchback than it is an SUV. The Puma is only 42 millimetres higher than some Fiesta models.
If you’ve ever spent time in any Ford, the interior of the Puma will feel very familiar. Throughout their line-up, Ford have maintained a very simple design. It feels well-built – not overly premium, but also by no means cheap.
There are nice touches detailed throughout, including the red stitching on the seats that indicates this is an ST-Line edition. You also have ambient lighting in various areas of the cabin, including the footwell and the cup holders, that enhance the welcoming and comfortable atmosphere the Puma has.