In 1981, seeking to increase sales, Puma redraws GTE and GTS models, who receive new bumpers and new lights surrounding. A new name: the GTS becomes known as GTC and the coupe GTE turns into GTI. Even like that the sale of new models has not been a success, as the air-cooled mechanics sports in general scope, no longer seduce consumers.
The lack of power these engines generated constraint in the streets and roads, where it could not follow common and cheaper cars. The great virtue of the new line was the new design, following global trends of the season, with regards the form of bumpers and lights.
Even in decline, sales of the GTC continued ahead of the GTI, as had been happening since 1978, with the GTS ahead of GTE.
Production of the GTI ends with 610 units.