Ford has recently introduced a new, entry level model into the lineup for the Puma ST, which uses an automatic gearbox for the first time as well as using a 1.0-litre mild hybrid engine, with a bit less power than the full fat Puma ST model.

The new Puma ST uses a 1.0-litre three cylinder engine, with a 48v mild hybrid system. Ford uses a belt driven starter generator, using a small lithium-ion battery. The new Puma ST has less power, with 168bhp and 248Nm of torque.

Ford has also fitted a new seven-speed automatic gearbox, as well as the same exhaust system as the 1.5-litre Puma ST.

Inside, there are ‘Ford Performance’ sports seats, wireless phone charging, Ford’s iconic quick clear windscreen and Sync 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.