2020 Ford Puma: Confirmed for Australia

The all-new Ford Puma will go on sale in Australia in the second half of 2020, bringing Australian customers an award-winning new-generation urban SUV with next-generation style, unmistakable design, stand-out convenience and technical innovation.

Ford Australia has officially announced the all-new Ford Puma will be on sale in Ford Australia showrooms in the second half of 2020. The all-new urban SUV packs a serious dose of fresh design, practicality and technology that will see it join the new-generation 2020 Ford Escape, ultimately giving Australian customers greater choice through Ford’s ever expanding SUV line-up, including the Ford Endura and the off-road capable seven-seat Ford Everest.

Sourced from Europe, and crowned What Car? Car of the Year 2020 after a rigorous testing process, the Puma was praised for being, “fun to drive, cleverly packaged and well-priced”, along with great fuel efficiency and value for money. The Puma will also feature the full suite of Ford active safety technologies (called Co-Pilot 360), including adaptive cruise control, lane-centring, traffic-sign recognition, active park assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and AEB.

“Puma will appeal to customers looking for a fun-to-drive, stylish SUV that’s loaded with smart tech,” said Kay Hart, President and CEO, Ford Australia and New Zealand. “The Puma is a great opportunity for us to connect with Australian customers in a new way, and we’re excited that it will arrive alongside the new-generation Escape in Australian showrooms in 2020.”

The boot has a load capacity of 456L, including an 80L waterproof box under the boot floor, complete with a drainage plug

“From day one we envisioned a vehicle in this segment that was immediately recognisable – and as a result we’ve created a compact crossover unlike anything we’ve ever produced before,” said George Saridakis, director, Interior and Exterior Design, Ford of Europe.

Ford Australia hasn’t confirmed yet which engine and transmission options will be available to Australian buyers yet, however in Europe it is offered with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost Hybrid with 92kW or 114kW, and conventional petrol and diesel variants were also going to be made available. The Puma is also currently only offered in manual guise, however we understand that a seven-speed dual clutch automatic is currently in development for it.

Further specification and pricing of the all-new Ford Puma will be confirmed ahead of its arrival in Australian showrooms in the second half of 2020. 

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