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Ford Puma ST Once Again Spotted In Michigan

Since the Ford Puma ST debuted for the European market back in September 2020, the high-performance crossover continues to help its more mainstream counterpart stay atop the sales charts in the region, while also continuing to rack up accolades along the way. However, while Ford Authority spotted a Ford Puma ST driving around near The Blue Oval’s headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan over two years ago, the crossover still seems unlikely to come to the U.S., though it certainly has its fair share of fans in that part of the world. Now, Ford Authority has spotted what seems to be the very same Ford Puma ST once again driving around in Michigan, too.

This particular Ford Puma ST is wearing the same exact manufacturer plate as the one previously spotted, which is an interestingly development. Otherwise, there isn’t much to note about its appearance, as it’s identical to the current production version of this particular model. That means that it’s powered by the turbocharged Ford 1.5L I-3 EcoBoost engine, which produces 200 PS (197 horsepower) and 320 Nm (236 pound-feet) of torque. The turbo four is mated to Ford’s six-speed manual transmission, which sends power to the front wheels.

Aside from that powerplant and some unique styling cues, the Puma ST also utilizes suspension enhancements such as increased torsional stiffness, a front 24mm anti-roll bar, rear 28mm anti-roll bar, vectoring springs, and Hitachi twin-tube frequency-reactive dampers, along with the optional optional Quaife mechanical limited-slip differential for a bigger boost in performance.

Last month, Ford Authority spotted the refreshed 2024 Puma ST out driving around for the very first time, which was covered in heavy camo. However, that model featured what appears to be a restyled front fascia with new headlights, previewing what we can expect to see from the crossover in the near future.

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

    The Puma has even less interior room than an EcoSport, and isn’t available in AWD, yet it would cost more than a Chevy Trax which is substantially roomier. This is a huge no-go for the US, unless they want a niche player.

  2. Julian Digby Bottin

    This is what may fill the EcoBoost Mustang manual’s spot….I figured it would be a Maverick DT instead, but I guess not.

  3. Julian Digby Bottin

    Maverick ST* (wont let me edit the comment)

  4. GaryE

    I would take the Puma body off and replace with the Lincoln C-Concept body plus Lincoln 6-passenger interior. Drop in the 3.0TT from the former Continental and away we go.

    1. John H


  5. John H

    Ford should consider this vehicle for the NA market. Btw didn’t Farley say he would like to bring this over? Make it so!

  6. Jaydiesel

    I loved growing up where I did in Michigan..alot of the big 3 engineers lived around my town. Neighbor across the street from my folks. Worked for Ford. He would bring Pumas home, Ford (Aussie) Falcons and other European or Aussie Ford only cars.

  7. Kechke

    How long before they are also made in China?

  8. Ed

    In the article you stated it’s a 1.5 4 cylinder, which is wrong. It’s the 1.5 3 cylinder dragon engine. The 3 cylinder is a much better engine than the 4, using a timing chain instead of wet timing belt.

    I know cause it’s the same that’s in my current UK fiesta ST. Which this puma is based on.


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