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Ford Puma Among Europe’s Top 20 Best Selling Cars Of 2022

The Ford Puma has quickly become one of Europe’s most popular vehicles following its launch just a couple of years ago, ranking as that region’s 20th most registered vehicle in 2021 across 28 markets. Since then, the Puma also continues to rack up accolades as well – most recently, being named as the “best car” in the sports SUV category and the “best to drive” vehicle in the small SUV category in the latest What Car? Awards. Now, the Ford Puma has yet another impressive feat to add to its long list of them after it once again finished the year as one of the top 20 best-selling cars in Europe, according to new data from Jato Dynamics.

One year after finishing as Europe’s 20th best-selling vehicle in 2021, the Ford Puma moved up a few spots to 16th place in 2022 as The Blue Oval sold 136,956 units of the crossover – a three percent increase, year-over-year. As such, it ranked behind the best-selling Peugeot 208, Dacia Sandero, Volkswagen T-Roc, Fiat 500, Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Yaris, Opel Corsa, Hyundai Tucson, Dacia Duster, Renault Clio, Citroen C3, Peugeot 2008, Tesla Model Y, Kia Sportage, and Toyota Yaris Cross.

It was a year of big shakeups on this list as well, with the VW Golf losing its spot atop the sales charts – a position that it has held since 2007 – to the 208. Jato notes that VW’s struggles with supply chain issues played a role in this drop, but so did European customers’ appetite for crossovers, many of which – including the Puma – gained serious ground over the past year.

Meanwhile, the overall new car market in Europe continued to decline with a grand total of 11,309,310 sales – a 4.1 percent year-over-year decrease, as well as the lowest level since 1985. “Shortages of new vehicles at dealerships, inflation, and the energy crisis, all proved to be major challenges for the already troubled market last year,” said Felipe Munoz, Global Analyst at JATO Dynamics. “The fallout of the pandemic, followed by the semi-conductor shortage throughout 2021 and 2022, was only compounded by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and subsequent energy price increases, impacting consumer confidence and spending.”

We’ll have more on the Puma soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Puma news and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Samurai

    Great, now IMPORT IT HERE TO THE USA!!!!!

  2. Nico

    The Puma would have rounded out your SUV portfolio, covering all segments from small to large, having said that, they should all be offered in hybrid and PHEV, giving a stepping stone to BEVs. The Puma would have also filled the void left by the departure of the Fiesta, Focus, Ecosport and maybe even the Fusion hybrid and PHEV, which IMHO was cancelled too early!

  3. QCX

    The Puma is a top seller in it’s markets, so what will Ford do? Cancel it! They’ve already said as much.

  4. Tony (uk)

    Article is wrong .
    European Puma is either normal ICE 1.5 in the ST or mild hybrid, small additional battery which increases torque only and is charged by braking, in other models. There is not a plug in puma.


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