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Ford’s new Puma crossover is due here in January and will cost from €24,465.

That will be for the 1.0 litre EcoBoost petrol mild-hybrid 125bhp Titanium entry-level spec.

Sharply designed – you’ll notice the wing-top mounted headlamps for example – its raised height gives it the popular crossover look.

More practically, they claim, is the best-in-class 444-litres load space area.

That is in large measure thanks to the brand’s MegaBox concept which provides a “deep, versatile” space that, they claim, can easily accommodate two golf bags in a vertical position.

As I have already mentioned the new Puma is powered by a 3cyl, 1-litre EcoBoost petrol engine.

But it is boosted, if you’ll forgive the pun, by mild-hybrid, 48-volt technology.

There will be two other trim levels as well as Titanium: ST-Line and ST-Line X.

Standard Titanium spec includes: 17ins alloys, LED projector headlamps with auto high beam; pre-collision assist; 8ins SYNC with navigation and FordPass Connect modem; keyless start; electronic air con; massage driver/passenger seats; ambient lighting; wireless charging; cruise control with adjustable speed limiter and a rear spoiler.

The PST-Line spec adds: 12.3ins digital cluster; ST-Line sports body kit; large rear spoiler; LED fog lamps with cornering feature; ST-Line sports exhaust; dark sports headliner; flat-bottom steering wheel; alloy pedal and gear knob.

And anyone opting for the range-topping ST-Line X spec will find it adds 18ins alloys, SYNC touchscreen with sat nav and B&O Play sound system; partial leather sports trim; privacy glass and shark fin antennae.

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