The European-sourced model will be available in three trims: the Puma, Puma ST-Line and flagship Puma ST-Line V. Pricing begins at $29,990 for the base model and tops out at $35,540 for the ST-Line V (all before on-road costs).
All variants utilise a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine producing 92kW and 170Nm. Power is sent to the front wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Ford lists fuel consumption at 6.3L/100km on the combined cycle.
The 2020 Puma gets a wide offering of safety features, including autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist and traffic sign recognition.
Cruise control, driver impairment monitor, rear parking sensors, tyre pressure monitors and emergency assistance are also standard.
A ‘Park Package’ can be optioned across the range which adds adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go and Lane Centring (generally regarded as 'level 2' autonomous driving features), active park assist with front, side and rear sensors, and blind-spot detection.
Inside, the 2020 Puma receives an 8.0-inch infotainment screen with rear-view camera and a seven-speaker sound system with Bluetooth connectivity and DAB+ radio. ST-Line V gets a 10-speaker sound system and automatic climate control as standard.
All variants receive voice control on the steering wheel, allowing voice commands for standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A 12-volt power source and two USB outlets also feature.
The ST-Line and ST-Line V trim get a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The ST-Line V also scores privacy glass and smart keyless entry over other variants.
ST-Line and ST-Line V score a flat-bottomed, leather-wrapped steering wheel with red or metal grey stitching respectively. The ST variants also receive sports seats – the ST-Line V’s accented in leather – and metal pedals.
Pumas will ride on 17-inch machined-alloy wheels finished in pearl grey. ST-Line gets a five-spoke design and ST-Line V will sit on 18-inch wheels in a 10-spoke design.
ST-Line and ST-Line V also come equipped with sports-tuned suspension.
Five driving modes are available, spanning Normal, Sport, Eco, Slippery and Trail.
The standard 2020 Puma wears chrome accenting on its grille and fog light surrounds, with its rear skid plate in metallic grey, while window surrounds are finished in high-gloss black. Pronounced wheel arches suggest the model’s off-road capability.
ST-Line variants receive more aggressive styling, with a grille-heavier front bumper, integrated rear spoiler and more chrome accenting. ST-Line V gains even more chrome trim on the rear bumper and window surrounds.
Boot space is listed at 410 litres, and – thanks to a 60/40 split rear seat that can also be lowered – cargo space can be increased to 1170L. The ST-Line V also features a hands-free powered tailgate – a $750 option for other models.
The Puma is available with Ford Service Benefits that includes a five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty, Ford Loan Car Program and Auto Club Membership. The benefits program, available from selected Ford dealers, is priced from $299 for the first 60,000km.
2020 Ford Puma pricing
- Puma - $29,990
- Puma ST-Line - $32,340
- Puma ST-Line V - $35,540
All prices exclude on-road costs