The third generation Ford Ka (Euro-spec) has once again been caught on camera testing prior to next year's expected market launch.

The third generation Ford Ka (Euro-spec) has once again been caught on camera testing prior to next year's expected market launch.

It was towards the end of 2013 when Ford unveiled the near-production Ka concept and now it looks they are just about ready to show the Euro version which as you can see will be much bigger than the outgoing model and it will also be more practical thanks to the addition of rear doors. It should be mentioned Ford has developed the new Ka to be a global model and they said the European model will come at an "affordable price" and is going to provide "remarkable fuel efficiency."

They are certainly taking their sweet time coming out with the Euro model as in Brazil the model has been available for quite some time looking just about the same, so the camouflage on this prototype is a bit futile. Compared to the BR-spec version, the car spotted here will likely be fine-tuned for European roads and could gain more safety equipment to comply with the local legislation.

We don't know what will power the new Ka sold on the old continent, but the 100 PS three-cylinder 1.0-liter EcoBoost is a possibility and it could also get a lesser 85 PS 1.0-liter TiVCT offered on the BR-spec model. In addition, the 75 PS 1.5-liter TDCi is also a safe bet and obviously this will be the one to offer that great fuel economy mentioned before.

An official reveal is expected to occur March next year at the Geneva Motor Show, with sales to commence shortly thereafter.