The exciting new Ford Ka made its global debut at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. It replaces the iconic original Ford Ka, which brought new levels of style and enjoyment to the small-car market when it was launched in 1996.
The new Ford Ka retains all of the qualities which made the Ford Ka brand so popular – compact size, great looks, lively dynamics and fun personality – but presents them in a fresh new package.
With its striking interior and exterior design, outstanding dynamics and unique character, the Ford Ka sets a new standard for affordable small cars. Practical, safe, cheap to run, and friendly to the environment, this bold new model starts a new chapter of the Ford Ka success story.
With the introduction of new Ka, Ford has extended its kinetic design language to the smallest car range.
The new vehicle has a stylish, fashionable appearance which combines Ford’s latest design thinking with some of the youthful and cheeky spirit which made the original Ford Ka so popular.
Designed for a young target audience who enjoy making a bold statement in their choice of car, the new Ford Ka has the same compact proportions as its predecessor, but with a chunky and expressive style all of its own.
The interior of the new Ford Ka has a stylish, dynamic design, just like the exterior. The same kinetic design philosophy used to shape the body is applied inside the vehicle, ensuring that the fresh and modern character of the external design is matched by the interior style.
Bold contrasts and expressive colours have been deliberately chosen to reflect the more adventurous tastes of the typical Ford Ka customer. These are combined with some imaginative design details to give the interior a fashionable and fun personality which is quite unique in the B-car segment.
The affordable new Ford Ka is designed to be both cheap to run and kind to the environment. It uses two economical, low emission engines: a 1.2-litre 69 PS Duratec petrol engine and, for the first time on Ford Ka, a 1.3-litre 75 PS Duratorq TDCi turbodiesel.
Both petrol and diesel models are available with sub-120g/km CO2 emissions.
The 1.2-litre petrol model, which is expected to be the largest seller in the new range, has cut fuel consumption by 21 per cent compared to the previous 1.3-litre Ford Ka.
The diesel model – available on the Ford Ka for the first time – improves economy still further, achieving a combined fuel consumption of 4.2 litres/100km.
Source: Ford press