Following the leaked images from a few days ago, Ford has decided not to tell us anything new in their issued press release.
Despite Ford Europe releasing new images and a press release today of the all-new second generation Ford Ka, we are none the wiser. Following the leaked images from a few days ago, Ford has decided not to tell us anything new in their issued press release. Such a move leads us to believe that the leaked images forced them to react earlier than planned, resulting in just a few new images being released to take advantage of the moment. Naturally, Ford is saving the details for the Ka's debut at the 2008 Paris Motor Show in October.
Nonetheless, we do know that the new Ka will be produced in Tychy, Poland, as confirmed by a recent Ka prototype spied nearby the plant. The next generation Ford Ka shares its platform with the Fiat 500, which is also assembled in the Tychy plant, but not only that. The engines, a 1.25-litre petrol powerplant and a 1.3-litre Multijet diesel, already offered in the Italian car, will also be available for the Ka, probably with different specifications. More powerful motors will be used in the future, to challenge other “pocket rockets” like the Renault Twingo RS.
The first generation Ka has been on the market since 1996 with over 1.4 million vehicles units produced.