Round-Up: Ford Puma First Edition on sale, Peugeot PHEVs reservations open, Isaac joins MG

Ford Puma First Edition priced from £22,295

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Ford has confirmed the first version of its Puma crossover will be priced from £22,295 when it arrives in the UK in January.

The Puma will debut in First Edition form from January ahead of the rest of the range being available to order “early next year.”

The model features comfort and safety technology packs including Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear View Camera, Heated Seats and Heated Steering Wheel and is available with Ford’s 1.0-litre 125hp hybrid petrol engine.

Puma First Editions are also being offered  in ST-Line X trims with prices starting from £25,195. ST-Line X First Edition includes Handsfree Power Tailgate, 18” alloy wheels and a 10-speaker audio system.

Peugeot PHEVs reservations open

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Peugeot has opened reservations for its four new plug-in hybrid models – the 3008 SUV Hybrid, 3008 SUV GT Hybrid4, all-new 508 Hybrid and 508 SW Hybrid – with customers able to place their reservations online with a £500 deposit ahead of the first deliveries commencing in January.

The 508 Hybrid and 508 SW Hybrid returns 235mpg and emits 31g/km under the latest WLTP tests, with both the saloon and SW capable of up to 39 miles of fully-electric driving, while the four-wheel drive 3008 SUV GT Hybrid4 emits 28g/km and can travel for up to 40 miles under electric power.

David Peel, managing director of Peugeot UK, said: “2020 will be a significant year for Peugeot, as we officially start our UK deliveries of our new generation of fully electric vehicles, alongside all-new plug-in hybrid variants. The 3008 SUV Hybrid, 3008 SUV GT Hybrid4, 508 Hybrid and 508 SW Hybrid are significant vehicles for Peugeot and confirm our promise of having an electrified variant across our entire model line-up by 2023.”

Isaac joins MG

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MG has appointed Geraint Isaac to the newly-created role of national fleet sales manager.

He joins the company from Hyundai, where he most recently held the role of national residual value and remarketing manager.

According to MG, the role will see Isaac work with MG’s dealer network, as well as major fleet operators, to create packages to serve clients requirement and as part of the new role, he will also be responsible for vehicle remarketing, residual values and co-ordinating MG’s dealer fleet programmes.