The Puma ST is Ford’s offering for families that don’t want to give up on fun. “Real driving enthusiasts aren’t going to settle for less excitement just because life demands a more ‘sensible’ car,” said Stefan Muenzinger, Ford Performance manager, Europe.
“Our number one priority was that the Puma ST had to be as exhilarating and capable as every ST model, without sacrificing any of Puma’s practicality.”
So, part with £28,495 (starting) and you’ll get yourself a sportier suspension setup and punchier styling in addition to that Fiesta ST heart transplant. That’s not to mention the option of that paint which is as distinctive as it is exclusive to this hot new family hack.
The sportier styling doesn’t go to RS levels of madness, but adds a tasteful level of aggression to the Puma ST. At the front, the familiar honeycomb grille joins a more chiselled jaw, complete with a sizable visible radiator hinting at the more aggressive powerplant within. Gloss black touches appear on the mirrors, roof and lower sides, with 19-inch ‘statement’ wheels, and a more aggressive spoiler and lower rear-end treatment.