Ford Australia has released pricing and specification for its new Puma small SUV, which is due in showrooms in the second half of this year.
The European-sourced Puma range will kick off from $29,990 plus on-road costs for the unnamed entry-level variant, while the mid-range ST-Line and flagship ST-Line V versions will be priced from $32,340 and $35,540 respectively.
All three variants will be powered by a 92kW/170Nm 1.0-litre EcoBoost turbo-petrol three-cylinder engine, which exclusively sends drive to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The Mazda CX-3 rival’s claimed fuel consumption on the combined-cycle test (ADR 81/02) will be 6.3 litres per 100 kilometres.
Standard equipment in the unnamed entry-level version will include five drive modes (Eco, Slippery, Normal, Sport and Trail), 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, chrome grille and foglight accents, gloss-black window surrounds and a metallic grey rear skid plate.
Inside, an 8.0-inch touchscreen Sync3 multimedia system, satellite navigation, remote smartphone connectivity, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support, a seven-speaker sound system, digital radio, Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports, a 12V power outlet, wireless smartphone charging, keyless start, cloth upholstery, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and carbon-look trim will feature.
Advanced driver-assist systems will extend to autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, cruise control, traffic sign recognition, driver attention alert, tyre pressure monitoring, a reversing camera and rear parking sensors.
The ST-Line will add sports suspension, a matte-black mesh grille insert, a body kit (bumpers and side skirts), body-colour wheelarches, a larger rear spoiler, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a flat-bottom steering wheel (with paddle-shifters), sports seats, metallic pedals and Race Red stitching.
Justifying its flagship status, the ST-Line V will also pick up 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim, rear privacy glass, a hands-free power-operated tailgate, keyless entry, a 10-speaker B&O Play sound system, climate control, leather-accented upholstery and grey stitching.
Options will include a $2000 panoramic sunroof, a $500 black roof, $250 black roof rails, $650 prestige paintwork and a $1500 Park Pack (steering assist, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, park assist and front parking sensors).
Ford will also offer buyers the option to add the ST-Line V’s hands-free power-operated tailgate to the unnamed entry-level version and ST-line for $750.
2020 Ford Puma pricing before on-road costs
|Puma ST-Line V||automatic||$35,540|