Ford has expanded the range of Puma compact crossover options available to Irish buyers, writes Trish Whelan.

The car was introduced in February with a mild-hybrid powertrain based on the 125hp 1.0 EcoBoost petrol engine, with Titanium and ST-Line X grades. An ST-Line X Vignale version is being added to the range, priced from €28,644. It features LED headlights, Windsor leather seats, wrapped instrument cluster, heated front seats, heated steering wheel and Ford KeyFree system.

A new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is now also available, price of the so-equipped Titanium model at €26,797.