I am curious about import potential of this car. I know Ford Australia is targeting the Focus and all it's variants for that segment of the market, and hopefully also the Fiesta for the baby-car market, but I was wondering if the Puma was a viable option as well.
In a country where Fords such as the Focus on all it's guises, the Mondeo, the Cougar, the Galaxy (MPV - why are they doing a Focus MPV when this model already exists?) and the Fiesta are quite prevalent, the gorgeous Puma is also a common sight on UK roads. Of all the models I just mentioned, the Puma is by far the BEST looking of them all. I'd go as far as saying if Ford Australia made these for sale, I'd buy one to sit beside my Falcon.
I realise Ford Aus. would need to go through all the necessary procedures to get this car on sale locally, but I think it would be a reasonably popular model if it was made available. I'm disappointed the Puma isn't available as a hire car from Hertz, otherwise I would have done everything in my power to drive one of these, but even after 1.5 weeks of being here in the UK they still turn my head, especially the black ones!
I guess I could import one, but I'd prefer to see Ford Aus. make these another option for Australian car buyers - what chance of that?
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