As the headline implies, the cleverly-packaged crossover from Romania has recently captured the attention of Jim Farley. Indeed, it’s that Jim Farley who runs the Blue Oval since October 1st, 2020. “Wish this came to North America and other markets,” said the head honcho on Twitter, which prompted a few of his followers to ask if the Puma will arrive stateside in the near future.
“Love it,” and a smiley face also need to be mentioned in the thread's comments, but nevertheless, we never received a confirmation from the 58-year-old chief executive officer and president of Ford. This leaves the fate of the Puma on a cliffhanger, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the inevitable would happen.
The EcoSport for the United States is a very bad crossover with little in the way of rear legroom and a small trunk. The so-so ride comfort, iffy plastic trim, and underpowered engine choices aren’t to the liking of potential customers either. Even in the Old Continent, the Puma has outsold the EcoSport by a huge margin last year (118,180 units compared to 47,548).
Wish this came to NA and other markets! https://t.co/QpcXk2zokN— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98) February 16, 2021