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Ford Puma roars its way to Scottish Car of the Year
DUNTON, ESSEX, 17 December 2020 — The Ford Puma, launched this year, has been crowned Scottish Car of the Year 2020.
The coveted award is given out annually by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW), which described its 2020 winning car as “a handsome compact crossover package that reflects the trends of today’s car buyers”.
ASMW president Jack McKeown said: “Some years the vote is razor thin but 2020 saw a clear winner. Our members voted overwhelmingly for the Puma as Scottish Car of the Year.
“It’s a terrific looking car that packs plenty of space for the growing family into a compact shape. A refined ride, zesty engines, a well laid out interior and competitive pricing are among its many attributes.
“What clinched it for our members is just how fun to drive it is. Sharing a chassis with the sharp-handling Fiesta means it grips beautifully through corners and shows small SUVs can put a smile on keen drivers’ faces.”
Lisa Brankin, managing director of Ford of Britain and Ireland, said: “For the Ford Puma to end its first year on sale as Scottish Car of the Year is testimony to the vehicle, and the team behind its launch. Ford Puma has already appeared as one of Scotland’s top ten best-selling cars. Buyers are recognising its mix of style, connectivity, practicality and hybridisation. Thanks to the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers for adding its influential endorsement.”
Priced from £22,000, the Ford Puma comes with embedded modem as standard, to connect with the Ford Pass app, and innovative MegaBox – providing an extra 68 litres of boot space with waterproof lining and even a drain hole.
Regular Pumas all have 125 or 155PS mild hybrid engines, returning up to 50.4mpg fuel economy (WLTP). The new year brings the arrival of the hotly anticipated 200PS Ford Puma ST – on sale now with first deliveries next month.
Winning the Scottish Car of the Year title swells the Ford Puma’s awards cabinet to a total 2020 haul of 11 UK trophies, including accolades from What Car?, Autocar, Parkers, Sunday Times, The Sun and Top Gear magazine.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected services. Ford employs approximately 187,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.
Ford of Britain has been sales leader in the U.K. for passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles for 43 and 54 consecutive years respectively, with Fiesta being the country’s top-selling vehicle for the last 10 years. The U.K. is Ford’s third-largest global market and accounts for around 30 percent of total Ford vehicle sales in Europe. Ford is pursuing leadership positions across mobility and electrified vehicles, launching 14 hybrid and electric vehicles this year. Ford directly employs around 6,500 people in the U.K., with thousands more employed in its extensive dealer network. The Ford Britain Dunton Campus in Essex is the home of its European commercial vehicle business group, the Ford of Britain national sales company, Ford’s banking arm – Ford Credit Europe – and powertrain engineering. Ford’s manufacturing operations are a UK export success story with around 85 percent of engines and all transmissions exported to more than 15 countries on six continents. The value of these exports, including machined engine components, is around £2.5 billion annually.