2020 Ford Puma Has Cute Looks And Is Loaded With Features

Details and images of the 2020 Ford Puma have emerged online thanks to the company’s British website, seemingly a little earlier than Ford had planned on revealing the new crossover.

The first thing which will likely strike you about the new Puma is its size. It is small. Very, very small. Ford has yet to release measurements for the Puma but it appears to only be slightly larger than the popular Fiesta hatchback. As this is a crossover, however, its design is quite different to that of a Fiesta and it supports a higher and more-upright driving position.

Preliminary photos of the Puma show the vehicle in ST-Line X grade where LED headlights and taillights are featured. The front also supports a large black grille and if there was ever a vehicle with a front fascia which looks like the smiley face emoji, this would be it.

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The Puma is available with two small hybrid engines both pairing a small 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder EcoBoost engine with an electric motor. Power for the base model sits at 123 hp while the range-topping models has a meatier 152 hp. Both engines come standard with a six-speed manual transmission and while Ford has yet to say so, we do expect an automatic ‘box to be made available to customers. Fuel efficiency figures have yet to be announced.

While the 2020 Ford Puma may only support small engines, it does come outfitted with a multitude of important safety features. For example, there is Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Emergency Brake Assist, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Electronic Stability Control, semi-autonomous parking assist, and emergency steering assist. There is also adaptive cruise control.

Inside, one aspect of the Puma immediately stands out; a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster which comes standard. This gauge cluster can be customized to suit the preferences of the driver and is joined by a central infotainment system with Ford SYNC 3 offering Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. A premium 10-speaker B&O audio system is also available for the crossover. Other neat features of the Puma include a hands-free tailgate, adaptive rear parcel shelf, and a hidden storage cubby where you would ordinarily find a spare wheel.

The new Puma will likely be showcased at September’s Frankfurt Auto Show.

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  • nik

    So precious!

  • Cute? This looks stupid. Why is ford insisting on making its cars look like Fishes out of the water. Started by copying Aston Martin, they are too far gone now, they need to stop ! This is hidious, and of course the inside is just a copy paste of other Fords. Can’t they make anything else good outside of Mustang F-series and GT ?

    • Matteo Tommasi

      The Mustang doesn’tvlook good.
      The rear end is awful

  • Front end looks awkward, but overall a massive improvement over the Ecosport. I wish the interior had more personality, though.

    • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

      It isn’t replacing the ecosport

  • Dude

    I love the exterior design; funky yet kind of sporty.

  • PhilMcGraw

    It is better than the Ecosport, which isn’t saying that much. I have a feeling this will come to the U.S. and it doesn’t make sense to me why people would rather buy this than a (probably roomier) Focus.

  • JRP

    This actually looks really good and am so glad that the EcoSport’s going away.

    • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

      It sadly isn’t itll sit above the ecosport in the line up ford confirmed this

      I don’t know why ford just didn’t replace the ecosport with this it would fly out of the doors

      • Matt

        The EcoSport will be phased out soon anyway so the Puma will replace it in the lineup by default.

  • david santiago

    that looks . . . rather nice? good job ford

  • Denzel

    I like it but if they give us this why get rid of the fiesta even if this is a bit longer and rides higher

  • Nordschleife

    It’s looks like a computer mouse but it’s cute.

  • Brian Regan

    I actually quite like that. Is this replacing the EcoSport?

    • 2PacOfCarscoop

      no, the Escape and edge

      • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

        No it’s not it’s the size of the fiesta! The escape and edge are massive

        The pumpa will sit in between the ecosport and kuga ford has confirmed this

        • 2PacOfCarscoop


      • NoMan2015

        …no. The new Escape/Kuga literally just debuted in April.

      • Joe

        Imagine being this wrong! Haha
        It’s slightly larger than the Fiesta it’s heavily related to, so sits far below the Escape/Kuga and miles and miles below the gigantic Edge.
        I guess in most markets it’ll replace the EcoSport, but some (such as developing markets) prefer a vehicle of its size and shape, so there likely will be a new model closer in character to the current EcoSport for them too.

        • 2PacOfCarscoop

          what’s wrong with you!

  • Dennis Scipio

    it’s okay, i guess.

    • NoMan2015

      Ford only does that in the U.S./North America…Europe has never followed that same naming scheme. The Escape is called the Kuga there.

    • JRP

      The lineup of SUVs would then be:








      • NoMan2015

        don’t forget the upcoming Baby Bronco, which might be named Maverick.

      • Eythan Aldrich

        You forgot Everest homie

        • JRP

          Not in the US. I’d have to add Territory too then.

          • Eythan Aldrich

            Just do it….

  • eb110americana

    I wish it had a more truck-like grille, but the rest of the design looks quite sharp. I like the way they have stacked the headlights with the LED DRLs patterned around them.

  • MarketAndChurch

    Watch the American version get the ugly grille.

    • Mike anonymous

      Oh my goodness noooo
      I hope that is not the case. if anything I’d hope they could make improvements to an already nice looking vehicle.

    • Rocket

      And no monochrome trim equivalent to Europe’s ST-Line pictured here.

  • Ben

    Cute. I also like the Ford GT headlights lol

  • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

    I love it let’s hope they price it right and not OVER PRICE IT

  • klowik

    I love the design and it looks more comfortable than some Honda and Hyundai and Kia’s small SUVs.

  • Frase

    I’m a bit annoyed. I really don’t like crossovers, but at the same time I find its design really endearing. The fact that the front vaguely looks similar to the original Puma (and the GT) helps it massively. Still, it’s crazy it’s taken Ford this long to make a small crossover that’s actually competitive unlike the EcoSport.

    • J. P.

      In my opinion, I believe that it’s taken them so long to develop it so they wouldn’t have an EcoSport II, they just didn’t want to make the same mistakes they did with the EcoSport

  • Six_Tymes

    Well, I did not expect it to look so good, nicely done Ford. Now, don’t make people wait, release the ST line at launch.

  • sethspost

    Pass. But if there is a sedan version or a 2 dr coupe version let me know. Come to think of it, did not Brazil distribute a 2 door years ago?

  • This looks good!

  • i guess the Puma ain’t no small kittykat anymore.

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    It looks like it has downs.

  • Knotmyrealname

    Ka-ching! Love it. They’ll sell them like hot cakes.

  • After Mitsubishi Eclipse Ford turns Puma from a 2dr coupe into a crossover

    • cat

      Wait untill toyota do that with the celica

  • designer_dick

    A lot of small crossovers are far too cartoonishly aggressive, or look like they’re crippled by the weight of their own existence, but the Puma looks absolutely delighted to be here.

  • designer_dick

    A lot of small crossovers are far too cartoonishly aggressive, or look like they’re crippled by the weight of their own existence, but the Puma looks absolutely delighted to be here. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d185ae190e2383806181183c27d9ac7aa907ce2271e30ec3fbb652bddc455b44.jpg

  • StrangerGP

    Looks great from the back, the rest isn’t that cool, but it’s still a decent looking small crossover.

  • Evo45

    It looks like if new Kuga and Fiesta had a baby, with added Focus look. It looks good at least.

  • Hamster

    Looks like Digital cluster is not standard. maybe its a typo?


    ford’s first proper compact SUV

  • driv3r

    Actually I’m surprised its overall a good looking small SUV. And it is miles better looking than the very cheap Ford Ecosport especially the pre-facelift model. The new Puma has a bit too feminine looks at the front for my liking. The rest is rather pleasing to look at.
    If it really is a really small car is it sort of an Ford Ka successor or rather a real Ford Fiesta SUV? (The Ford Fiesta Active is no SUV for me…)

  • Mikestroh

    Very good Looking Crossover….Now they need to followup with an ST version as well.

  • Rocket

    That’s pretty well done. As a rule, Americans don’t love small cars, but I think this would sell here — especially if they offer it in this ST-Line trim package. A full-on ST trim might find some owners, too. ST all the things …

  • erly5

    At long last Ford have a competitive small crossover which should consign the embarrassing EcoSport to history.

  • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

    its looks like a suv/cuv verson of the suzuki baleno

    • jfalckt

      that’s a very accurate observation!

  • Karl

    Good job Ford! This should be very competitive in its class..

    • Bo Hanan


  • R55

    Any dormant nameplate but Puma (or Capri) would have been perfect. The MG ZS has now been tarnished as a SUV, and the Mitsubishi Eclipse.. Just stop.

    • dll1183

      I can’t wait for the new Chevrolet Beretta compact crossover [/sarcasm].

  • Felipe Politano

    OMG it looks so cute (cue the emojis)

    It’s like a sample platter of different design cues I like, but not looking derivative at all… I can see a little Mazda in the back, a little Sportage in the front, some E-Pace in the rear quarters and even a hint of Giulietta in the headlights… and all the original Puma vibes… man, I want one with the inevitable Vignale trim and some fancy color paint.

  • Smith

    Pleased to see you refer to this as a CUV or tall car, because out outlets are referring to this as an SUV, which it definitely is not. And reference to the close resemblance to a Jaguar F-Pace is very accurate. Ford needs to move on from the Premier Brand days of JLR and Aston looking vehicles and establish their own design criteria.

    • Sovereignty

      It’d mean someone at Ford would have to make a decision. Not sure they’ve quite got it in them to do so.

    • OdysseyTag

      Yep, definitely in the GLA, Captur, XCeed, Stonic, Kona, Arona raised hatchback squad.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus


    • Bo Hanan

      I disagree. This is an excellent homage to the original Puma if you were going to reintroduce it as an small SUV. It will also fly out of the showrooms. If brought to the USA it would do the same, I think.

      • Loquacious Borborygmus

        Hey, it’s all about opinions.
        It’s still a BIG MEH, from me.

  • Sovereignty

    About as sweet as a half-chewed up toffee.

  • Vassilis

    Well, that’s disappointing

  • OdysseyTag

    Waiting on a Ford Mountain Lion to complete the trifecta of naming a car after the same animal.
    Also, a trim level collaboration with apparel brand Puma would be a good idea.

  • designer_dick
  • Vince

    looks like a frog it’s ugly as hell …

  • Paul

    Cute, yes like some animated cartoon character from a Cars movie.

  • lagann

    Looks nice. Not my cup of tea since I’m not the target audience but definately won’t be an eye sore in the streets.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Full of “features”, like a videogame or an app on a smartphone. My type of car (not).

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