Two months is definitely not represent a period of very large but if it is true, as says the popular wisdom that “the good day starts in the morning, then at Ford and have all the reasons to be optimistic.
According to the latest sales data, in fact, Puma, the new crossover compact the trademark blue oval, is the hybrid car the most sold in Italy, in the period January-February of 2020.
customers that have chosen the new crossover have appreciated the quality and the advantages offered by the hybrid powertrain EcoBoost Hybrid, developed ad hoc to optimize the fuel-efficiency and offer greater driving pleasure. According to the designers, the propulsion of the type Mild-Hybrid represents a solution that is economically favorable for mobility that is more aware, offering important advantages in terms of economic and fiscal, also allowing the access to limited traffic areas.
“since launch, Puma has impressed customers because it combines a design with sinuous lines, with a clever solution of space as the MegaBox, and the innovative engine EcoBoost Hybrid – said Fabrizio Faltoni, president and ceo of Ford of Italy – The seductive style of Puma hides a practicality from a compact crossover without precedent, supported by technologies of driver assistance tools and connectivity that the consumer now expects. The Puma is the perfect car for those looking for style, functionality, but is also attentive to the costs of management and the environment”.
The EcoBoost engine Hybrid, available in sizes 125 and 155 Hp, sees the traditional unit petrol EcoBoost 1.0 3-cylinder supported in the phases of start-up and acceleration, an electric motor (starter/generator), powered by a lithium-ion battery to 48V. In the phases of braking and deceleration, the starter/generator to recover energy and recharge the battery.
The technology of “Drive Modes” allows the driver to set the parameters of throttle, steering and traction control, in addition to the shift times (for models with automatic transmission), so as to meet the different needs.
And on the subject of satisfaction of the requirements, the driver has different driving modes, including Normal, Eco, Sport, or Slippery (low traction) and Trail (dirt road), that allow you to choose the most appropriate solution to the path that you are facing.
in Addition to the full equipment of the driver-assistance systems and infotainment, the designers have paid special attention to the safety of the car, so much so that Puma is one of the eight models of the brand of the blue oval to have achieved the Euro Ncap 5 stars, the maximum score calculated on the basis of the protocols more rigorous, introduced in 2018, both in the protection of adults (94%), as well as in that of children, 84%, in the test on the impact side, and in the more complex, stake.
In the context of the strategy of electrification that will involve the whole range, the compact crossover Puma is one of the 14 models that Ford will introduce by the end of this year. (m.r.)
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