Comfort and convenience: Ford unveils the new Puma Titanium X
Ford revealed for the first time the stylish, high specification Ford Puma Titanium X model ahead of the vehicle’s public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Enhancing the new Puma’s SUV-inspired crossover the new Puma Titanium X is the first Ford to feature removable and washable seat covers that will help customers keep their premium interior feeling like new, and segment-first lumbar massage seats for ultimate comfort on the move. Further sophisticated standard technologies include wireless charging for smartphone devices, segment-first hands-free tailgate, and a premium Bang Olufsen Sound System.
The Puma Titanium X interior is further enhanced with a leather-effect steering wheel, wood-effect appliques surrounding the cluster bezel and instrument panel, and contemporary fabric inserts for the door interiors.
Puma customers will be among the first to benefit from Ford’s sophisticated mild-hybrid architecture – tailored to enhance fuel efficiency while complementing Puma’s class-leading driving dynamics. EcoBoost Hybrid technology enhances Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine with an 11.5 kW belt-driven integrated starter/generator (BISG), which enables recovery and storage of energy usually lost during braking and coasting to charge a 48‐volt lithium-ion air-cooled battery pack.
The BISG also acts as a motor, seamlessly integrating with the low-friction, three-cylinder engine and using the stored energy to provide torque assistance during normal driving and acceleration, as well as running the vehicle’s electrical ancillaries.
Offered in 125 PS and 155 PS variants, the mild-hybrid system can utilise the stored battery charge to deliver torque substitution and increasing the total torque available from the powertrain for optimised performance.