Ford teased the 2020 Puma earlier this year and it appears the crossover will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
While nothing is official, Ford told Automotive News it will use the show to highlight their new range of crossovers which include the redesigned Explorer and Kuga. Those models were introduced earlier this year at a special event where the Puma was teased, so it would make sense that the crossover would also been shown in Frankfurt.
The Puma will be launched late this year and be offered with a hybrid powertrain that consists of a 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine, a belt-driven integrated starter/generator and a 48‑volt lithium-ion battery pack. The starter/generator will generate electricity during coasting and braking, and this power can then be used to deliver a performance boost during acceleration. Ford hasn’t released detailed specifications for the powertrain, but has previously said it produces up to 153 hp (114 kW / 155 PS).
Besides the eco-friendly powertrain, the Puma will have a class-leading luggage capacity of 16.1 cubic feet (456 liters). Ford also said the model will have enough room in back to transport two golf bags in an upright position.
On the styling front, the Puma will have a prominent grille and uniquely shaped headlights with integrated daytime running lights. The crossover will also have flowing bodywork, a sloping roofline and a “raised ride-height for a confidence-enhancing driving experience.”
This will be Ford’s first time attending a major European auto show after an extended hiatus, but they’ll have plenty of company. Automotive News reports other debuts will include the BMW 1-Series, Honda E, Kia XCeed, Land Rover Defender, Porsche Taycan, Seat Leon and Volkswagen ID3.