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Ford Puma UK’s Second Best Selling Car In May 2024

The Ford Puma has remained on the list of Europe’s best-selling new vehicles essentially since it launched a few years ago, proving to be a popular choice for shoppers that want a small, sporty, and efficient crossover. In April, the Puma continued its hot streak by once again ranking among the top 10 best-selling new vehicles in Europe, but it fared even better in the UK last month, specifically.

Best-Selling New Vehicles UK May 2024

According to new data from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Limited (SMMT), the Ford Puma was the UK’s second best-selling new vehicle in May, which is precisely the same spot it held through the first quarter as well. Last month, the Ford Puma recorded 3,812 sales, which was second only to the Kia Sportage and its 4,202 units, with the Audi A3 trailing far behind in third with 3,017 sales.

As for the overall market, new car registrations in the UK rose by 1.7 percent in May to 147,678 units, which represents 22 consecutive months of growth. This was the best result in that particular month since 2021 as well, though it’s also 19.6 percent lower than May 2019.

Meanwhile, the Puma has plenty of momentum as the refreshed 2024 model was just unveiled this past February, ushering in a few updates for the popular crossover. The 2024 Puma only features a few small exterior styling updates, including new headlights, though inside the cabin, the Puma gains a larger 12.8-inch digital instrument cluster and 12-inch infotainment screen running SYNC 4 software. In terms of powertrains, the 2024 Ford Puma comes with the 1.0L I-3 EcoBoost gas engine paired with a 48-volt mild hybrid system to generate either 125 PS (153 horsepower) or 155 (153 horsepower) PS, or 170 PS (168 horsepower) for the Puma ST Powershift model.

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. Fran Avery

    Why advertise it if we can’t get one in the USA. I want one

  2. jch

    I have just bought my second Puma, so I guess I’m in those figures!

    I think they are popular because although Ford markets it as a ‘small SUV’, it’s one of the most ‘car-like’, a sedan in US terms. I know people of all ages who like their Pumas, it’s practical and even the least powerful versions are fun to drive.
    It’s made in Craiova, in the former Oltcit car factory, later Daewoo Motors facility in Romania, which Ford acquired in 2008 from the Romanian government.

  3. Rick_816

    I think this is a great looking vehicle and believe it would sell quite well in the US, especially as a PHEV. Too bad they aren’t available here!


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