• The Ford Puma is making a come back!

The Ford Puma was a very successful European model built between 1997 and 2001. It was a front engine, front wheel drive, 3-door coupe that delivered between 90 and 153 HP depending on the trim level. Inspired by the huge success of the Fiesta, Ford decided that small cars are once again desirable and will bring the Puma name back into their lineup. It’s true that by the time the new Puma hits the market sometime in 2011, the compact car will face strong competition from small vehicles that are already on the market like the: Honda CR-X, Hyundai Veloster, Volkswagen Polo Coupe and many more.

The Puma’s design will be inspired by the new Fiesta, featuring a large trapezoidal grille and raked back headlamps at the front and sporty driving lights and a lower front bumper splitter. Under the hood Ford will use the same engine that is found in the Fiesta, a 95 HP 1.4 Liter gasoline unit for the base model along with a 118 HP 1.6 Liter power plant. Future Pumas will also be diesel equipped, thanks to the 1.4 Liter and 1.6 Liter TDCi alternatively fueled power plants. Ford’s new line of four cylinder EcoBoost direct injection turbocharged engines will also be available in the compact vehicle. The Puma will sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in about 6 seconds and reach a top speed of around 140 MPH.


Source: AutoExpress

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  (427) posted on 09.2.2011

I can’t wait for the come back of this Ford Puma, I’m really so excited on this news. I bet that this one will be a big success for Ford.

  (488) posted on 08.25.2011

It is really a good news! Puma is one of the cutest and impressive car that I saw. I can’t wait for the latest news about the come back of this Ford Puma.

  (727) posted on 08.9.2011

Sounds great to know that Ford Puma will be having a come back, I’m sure it will become successful either.

  (1) posted on 09.21.2009

I can’t see them getting 140mph out of a 1.6 that’s sounds a bit far-fetched, but would be impressive if they pulled that off. onto the actual car i look forward to seeing that hot coupe back on the streets smiley

  (19) posted on 07.26.2009

Ford should bring this car as well as the Mondeo to the US. Americans are crying for cars like this--- when economic times are good of course!

MadTourist  (48) posted on 07.26.2009

I loved the Puma! It was a cool looking car that had fun performance for its size...sad it didnt last long. I really enjoyed the commercial they did with Steve McQueen.

Glad to see its back...and still look pretty good.

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