The all-new Ford Puma will go on sale in New Zealand in the second half of 2020.

Sourced from Europe, Ford says the Puma is an all-new urban SUV with fresh design, practicality and technology. Arriving alongside the new-generation 2020 Ford Escape, together the Puma and Escape will bring Kiwi customers greater choice through Ford’s expanding SUV line-up, which also includes the Ford Endura and the seven-seat Ford Everest.

Recently crowned What Car? Car of the Year 2020 after a rigorous testing process, the Ford Puma was praised for being, “fun to drive, cleverly packaged and well-priced”; fuel efficiency and value for money were also factors that contributed to the judges’ decision to award the new Ford Puma the overall COTY award.

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“The Puma will appeal to customers looking for a vehicle with inspiring personality,” said Simon Rutherford, Managing Director, Ford New Zealand. “It’s fun-to-drive, stylish and loaded with smart technology. And with a major Car of the Year award already won, we’re looking forward to getting customers behind the wheel.”

The design of the Puma features a low, sloping roofline for an apparently 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 to deliver balanced proportions.

“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.

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The Puma will join the all-new Ford Escape in showrooms in 2020 to offer the latest generation design, technology and capability in varying price points, reflecting the diversity and lifestyles unique to local tastes and demands. With Puma and Escape joining the Endura and the Everest in showrooms, customers will have a greater choice and opportunity to choose a Ford SUV.

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

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