Ford Puma Generations:

1997 - 2001 Ford Puma

1997 - 2001 Ford Puma
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  • Ford Puma
  • Year:
    1997- 2001
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    123@0
  • 0-60 time:
    8.8 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    126 mph
  • body style:

The Ford Puma is not the prettiest coupé you can buy, nor the most powerful. And the fact that it sits on Fiesta underpinnings does not sound glamorous. But get behind the wheel, find a twisty road, and few cars give you as much fun for your money, thanks to an agile chassis, precise steering and sharp suspension.

 

Latest Ford Puma news and reviews:

2021 Ford Puma ST

2021 Ford Puma ST

Your Fiesta ST on stilts is served

Ford has unveiled the 2021 Puma ST, the spiciest iteration of the Puma crossover; we doubt there will ever be an RS badge slapped to the Fiesta-based small SUV that Ford assembles in Craiova, Romania. That said, here’s all you need to know about the new Ford Puma ST, which inherits the same 1.5-liter, three-cylinder powerplant Ford debuted in the Fiesta ST.

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Ford UK Has Quietly Confirmed the 2021 Puma ST on Twitter

Ford UK Has Quietly Confirmed the 2021 Puma ST on Twitter

It’s a high-riding Fiesta ST and it won’t come to the U.S.

Originally a sporty three-door compact, the Ford Puma was revived in 2019 as a subcompact crossover. Come 2020 and Ford confirmed that there will be an ST version of the modern Puma, set to arrive in 2020. The vehicle was teased by Ford UK on its Twitter account, and it seems that it will be a spiritual successor to the Racing Puma from 1999.

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2021 Ford Puma ST

2021 Ford Puma ST

The 2021 Ford Puma Is a Small 200-Horsepower Performance SUV With a Talent For Fun

The new Ford Puma will, most likely, come in several different guises. The one we are most interested in is an alleged performance ST version that, lately, hooned its ST skills over the hard tarmac and bends of the Nurburgring race track in Germany. Spy shots that come from Europe clearly showcased the small Ford SUV tackling the ’Ring with large exhausts and rather large wheels and tires. That is basically the only differentiating factor between this Nurburgring-caught Ford Puma, and other units previously spotted on the roads.

Update 10/31/2019: The Ford Puma ST has been caught testing in the wild once again, this time feature a lot of production parts and no padding. Check out our special “spy shots” section below to learn more about it and see the latest images.

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2020 Ford Puma Quirks and Features

2020 Ford Puma Quirks and Features

2020 Ford Puma As A Compact Crossover Packed With Practicality

In an unprecedented invasion of SUVs, car manufacturers are racing to unveil better designed, more convenient, and funnier propositions to the market. The latest to arrive is the 2020 Ford Puma – a small European compact crossover with front-wheel drive and somewhat diminutive dimensions. To make it as appealing as possible, and as quirky as a small two-door coupe from the Nineties, Ford started the Puma’s design from a clean slate of paper. Well, if you forget that it actually takes many of the talents from the small Fiesta hatch. Nevertheless, the Ford Puma, with an impressive array of equipment, advanced tech, cool exterior looks, and a fine array of equipment has a flavor similar to what the Nissan Juke offered ten years ago. Only in this case, it’s offered in a much sexier and sleeker shape. I present to you all the amazing quirks and features of the new 2020 Ford Puma.

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2020 Ford Puma crossover is here to steal the Nissan Juke's thunder

2020 Ford Puma crossover is here to steal the Nissan Juke’s thunder

Ford revives Puma name for curvaceous all-new city crossover model

Make way for another quirky, cutesy, bug-eyed city crossover that wants to muscle in on the Nissan Juke’s territory: the all-new 2020 Ford Puma. It’s a funky new high rider from the Blue Oval that’s big on style and ambition. The main talking point about the Puma mini-SUV has to be the way it looks because even in the crowded and highly competitive segment it’s trying to penetrate, it’s actually quite distinctive.

Ford has not only managed to create quite the striking pint-sized crossover shape, but it’s also one that evokes the previous model that bore this name, a Fiesta-based coupe from the mid-1990s. And that’s a good thing because nobody accused the original Puma of being ugly (quite the contrary, plus it’s actually aged pretty well too) and it was actually surprisingly popular for what it was back in the day.

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The Ford Puma is making a come back!

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.

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1997 - 2001 Ford Puma

1997 - 2001 Ford Puma

The Ford Puma is not the prettiest coupé you can buy, nor the most powerful. And the fact that it sits on Fiesta underpinnings does not sound glamorous. But get behind the wheel, find a twisty road, and few cars give you as much fun for your money, thanks to an agile chassis, precise steering and sharp suspension.

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