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Ford Puma Sales Dropped Off Dramatically In Europe

Since its launch, the Ford Puma has quickly gained favor among European shoppers, beating out the Fiesta and Focus last year to become the automaker’s first crossover to top the sales charts in that particular region. Since then, the Puma was the 20th most registered vehicle in Europe last year, and it finished as one of that region’s top ten best-selling vehicles in January, March, and April, while also racking up some award wins, too. However, with more variants on the way including an all-electric model, the Ford Puma experienced a bit of a slump in terms of sales last month, according to new data from JATO Dynamics.

Not only did the Ford Puma fail to make the top ten in European sales in June, it also tumbled all the way down to 33rd place with 9,105 units sold, which is far less than the 12,601 Pumas Ford moved in April. It’s unclear what, exactly, led to this dramatic drop, but ongoing supply chain issues and resulting production cuts likely played a part in one of the worst sales months for the Puma since its launch.

Overall new vehicle sales followed suit in June, with buyers scooping up 1,054,807 units compared to 1,268,508 in June 2021, a 17 percent decline and the lowest such total since 1993. With supply chain issues still wreaking havoc on automotive production, even the red-hot electrified vehicle segments suffered a total loss of eight percent – the first decline in sales since the onset of the pandemic in the spring of 2020.

“The operating environment is becoming increasingly difficult, and worryingly the few safe havens that previously existed across the industry are now starting to show signs of decline too,” said Felipe Munoz, Global Analyst at JATO Dynamics.

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  1. Peter

    Thank you Ford Authority, really thank you for this post. It shows clearly the shape of Ford Europe as I tried to comment on numerous occasions. Ford is in a really bad shape, Fiesta, Focus will be phased out in a few years with no replacement, the Mondeo has left the building as the Galaxy and S-Max very soon. Ford has the Evos ready, but no, they rely on the Puma and Kuga , who were never market leaders. Jim Farly, please, take this serious, FIRE ASAP the whole management of Ford Europe and let real car nuts manage the company before it’s too late!

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    1. Nose

      The vans and commercial vehicles works well, Ford is nº1 brand on vans on Europe.

      But im agree with you. Is stupid the current strategy. Ford´Europe needs a strong Focus and Fiesta.

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      1. Peter

        Unfortunately Nose, that’s FAKE news as well… Stellantis is the van market leader by far. The Transit sells well but this doesn’t make Ford number 1, in some markets, VW, Mercedes or even Renault are leaders. And pay attention, we all know that the Ford electric vans are coming, luckely as their market share is rising as well and no Ford yet in the top 3!

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        1. Nose

          Well, Ford is nº1 europe brand in van sales, no . Stellantis is a group with many brands, french brands, italian…

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  2. Nose

    The Ford Focus would still be Ford of Europe’s best-selling model if orders weren’t delayed by so many months. Puma orders are shorter.

    I suppose that it is more profitable economically: Puma is a derivative of the Fiesta in an SUV version, and has the same price as the Focus (which has a higher platform than the Puma, since the Focus has that of the Kuga)

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    1. Peter

      Nose… the biggest market for Ford in Europe, the UK has turned against Ford, VW and Vauxhall have daily Ford customers over their dealerships! The Focus has lost it allready several years ago. Have you actually seen the Peugeot 308 or electric Megane in real life? The Fiesta is too narrow in the back and small compared to competitors. People buying those cars prefer the ugly Yaris, fresh but also ugly 208 above the Fiesta. Ford is closing all small dealers in between time. The result? A fading brand!

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      1. Nose

        Agree. Volkswagen Golf, the rival of Ford Focus, and the little french Peugeot 208, the rival of Fiesta, are the best selling cars in Europe. So it’s stupid that Ford Europe forgets the Focus and Fiesta.

        With the current shortage, probably they prefer sell the Kuga, Puma and vans (Transit), more profitable than Fiestas and the Focus (they are made in germany). Puma is made in Romania (less salary probably in the factory).

        Even the Toyota Corolla is the best selling car in the world, the Ford Focus was the best selling car in the world for 4 years. It’s a very bad idea to forget the Ford Focus now. Ford Europe has a bad strategy.

        Opel/Vauxhall now it’s just a French brand with Opel logo. Outside of Europe, it does not exist. I don’t think Opel/Vauxhall has a good future.

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      2. Nose

        If you want a Fiesta or a Focus, you have to wait 7-8 (even more) months easily. People are going to buy a Corsa, a VW, or an Asian B-SUV.

        Last year was drama at Ford UK, out of the top 3 in car sales. But the Transit van was a hit.

        Fortunately, this year it is the #1 brand in the UK (during the first half of 2022).

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