The new Ford Puma – reborn as a compact SUV – is available to order now in a three-model range, with prices starting from £20,845.

Emphasising the Puma’s adoption of the latest technologies and driver assistance systems are three First Edition Packs that further enhance an already generous standard specification.

At launch, the new Puma range starts off with the Titanium priced from £20,845.

Standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, projector headlights with LED running lights, cruise control, lane-keeping aid and departure warning, pre-collision assist, wireless charging pad, automatic headlights and auto high-beam, climate control, heated windscreen, lumbar message front seats, and Ford’s Sync 3 navigation and infotainment system.

For an extra £1,450, the Titanium First Edition Pack adds autonomous emergency braking using radar and camera, blind-spot monitoring, cross traffic alert, intelligent cruise control with evasive steering, active park assist, rear view camera, heated seats and steering wheel, and privacy glass.

From £21,795, the ST-Line brings with it both sportier body styling and sports suspension, flat-bottomed steering wheel, alloy pedals, and a full digital instrument cluster.

For £22,895, the ST-Line X goes further with 18-inch alloy wheels, part-leather trim, privacy glass, climate control, upgraded B&O 10-speaker audio system, and driver & passenger lumbar and height adjustment.

A First Editon ST-Line X pack is available for £2,300 that includes the same driver assistance kit as the Titanium First Edition, but with the addition of full LED headlights, handsfree power tailgate, and keyless entry.

A further pack, the somewhat long-winded ST-Line X First Edition Plus Pack, tops out the range with 19-inch alloy wheels and a panoramic roof.

All models are powered by a 1.0-litre Ecoboost petrol engine with a 48V mild-hybrid system that offers additional torque when required.

It’s offered in two guises – 125 ps and 210Nm, or 155 ps and 240Nm – with CO2 emissions ranging from 96 – 101 g/km.

The 125 ps models accelerate from 0-62 mph in 9.8 seconds and on to a 119 mph top speed, while the 155 ps version completes the same sprint in 8.9 seconds before topping out at 125 mph.

Deliveries of the First Edition models are expected to start in January, with the full Puma range becoming available to order soon after.