2021 Ford Puma ST Revealed: Exclusive Images, Details, Price & More
Discover all you need to know about the 2021 Puma ST - a brand-new Ford Performance model boasting 197bhp and a 6.7-second 0-62mph sprint.
Sep 24, 2020
The highly-teased 2021 Puma ST has been revealed and it's as bold as we anticipated. Debuted in its 'Mean Green' colourway, the 2021 Puma ST is somewhat reminiscent of the extremely popular, now-discontinued Ultimate Green Ford RS performance hatch, so first impressions are good.
Hot new addition - Puma ST - now joins Ford's Performance line-up with a power output of 197bhp and 320Nm of torque and will go on sale early next year with prices starting from £28,495.
Everything you need to know about the New Puma ST
2021 Puma ST exterior design
The first in its segment, the new Puma ST is a hot crossover bolstered by its sporty looks (not quite the same ring to it as a hot-hatch, we know). The new range-topping Puma enjoys unmistakably sporty treatment through an ST-specific styling pack.
This includes a new front grille designed to improve airflow and cooling, the iconic ST badge and a splitter that has been employed to increase front downforce by 80% in comparison to the standard Puma.
The rear of the Puma ST carries over the main features from the standard version, including the model name lettering across the boot lid and rear spoiler but swaps out the exhaust system for a dual-pipe exhaust, flashes an ST badge on the back and drives on bespoke 19-inch alloys wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Performance tyres.
There's no denying the debut of the Ford Puma ST was a show-stopping spectacle and we can thank that partly to the electric 'Mean Green' colourway of the model, but whether you choose to keep the green or opt for one of the other more conventional colours on offer, exterior elements such as the roof, spoiler, front grille surround, wing mirrors and side panels will always be delivered in black.
2021 Puma ST interior and technology
Once inside, the cabin is decked out in ST upgrades which include a RECARO sports seats in the front, bespoke Ford Performance tread-plates, a racing flat-bottomed steering wheel embossed with ST lettering, and an ST-engraved gear shift.
Storage remains the same as the standard Puma model with the sports variant retaining the innovative 80-litre Mega Box and 456-litre boot area.
You also get all the fun and advanced tech of the Ford Puma including wireless smartphone charging, heated windcreen tech, parking sensors, Ford SYNC 3 8-inch infotainment and a 12.3-inch digital driver's display.
Safety tech such as Cross Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control and Local Hazard Information are all standard on the 2021 Puma ST. Whilst Cross Traffic Alert can sense and prevent potential collisions with oncoming vehicles, Adaptive Cruise Control automatically adjusts your cruise control speed based on the vehicle ahead, maintaining a safe distance. It also recognises various traffic signs and can adjust your speed accordingly.
2021 Puma ST performance and engines
When it comes to power the Ford Puma swaps out its mild-hybrid 1.0-litre 3-cyling turbo petrol engine for a 1.5-litre turbo engine - the same one used in the much-loved Fiesta ST.
The new unit offers 46bhp more than the mild-hybrid variant boosting its power output to 197bhp and torque has also been increased to 320Nm for a more linear acceleration.
The result also means that the Puma ST is able to match the Fiesta ST's 0-62mph sprint time of 6.7seconds despite being 96kg heavier than the hot-hatch.
It also gains a mechanical slip-differential optimising grip and minimising understeer as well as new force-vectoring springs to improve rear lateral stiffness along with new anti-roll bars and a new rear twist beam that is 50% stiffer than the non-performance Puma.
How much does the 2021 Puma ST cost?
Prices for the 2021 Puma ST will start at £28,495.
When is the 2021 Puma ST out?
The new Puma ST is set to launch early next year. Enquire at your local Sandicliffe Ford dealership to see if you can reserve - what is going to be - one of the year's hottest releases.
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