FORD’S compact, or as it calls it urban SUV, the Puma, is set to join its local line up, and will go on sale in Ford Australia showrooms in the second half of 2020, as part of an expanded range of SUVs.
The new Puma features a fresh design, and added practicality and technology, with the new model joining the next generation 2020 Ford Escape.
It’s a move Ford hope’s will give Australian customers greater choice, with the highly equipped Ford Endura and the off-road capable seven seat Ford Everest making up the balance of its SUV range.
Sourced from Europe, the new Ford Puma has been praised for being fun to drive, cleverly packaged and well priced, while fuel efficiency and value for money have also contributed to plaudits won overseas.
Loaded with smart tech, the Puma features a low, sloping roof-line for a dramatic, instantly recognisable silhouette, and bucks the trend for wedge-style crossover side profiles with an ‘anti-wedge’ design that features a flatter belt line.
Similar in size to the Fiesta, the Puma is expected to arrive with the full gamut of Ford safety technology, including adaptive cruise, lane-centring, traffic-sign recognition, active park assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and autonomous emergency braking.
It helps to deliver balanced proportions on the new look compact SUV, that also offers an uncompromising style, ease of access and plenty of load space. It’s Australian launch will see the demise of the EcoSport too.
Further information on specifications and pricing of the new Ford Puma will be announced ahead of its local launch.