Report or Rumor: Ford Puma to make a comeback

Ford Fiesta

According to UK publication AutoExpress, one of the most-loved Ford sports cars, the Ford Puma, is making a comeback. The new Puma, most of which will based on the new Fiesta, will compete with the upcoming Honda CR-Z hybrid and Hyundai Veloster.

The Ford Puma exterior will build on the Fiesta design theme along with much of the interior to be carried over from Ford’s new global compact car as well.

Power will come from the line of Fiesta’s powertrain choices including 95-hp 1.4L, a 118-hp 1.6L and a 1.4L and 1.6L TDCi. Ford’s recently confirmed 230-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder EcoBoost should also find its way under the Puma’s hood. An ST version should provide an option for those looking for a more sportier version.

While all this sounds fine and dandy, the new Ford Puma is some way off. As of right now, Ford is focused releasing the second-generation C-MAX, third-generation Focus followed by the Kuga and Mondeo Coupe. We don’t expect to see the Puma until at least 2012.

– By: The Daily Auto Editor

Source: AutoExpress