All-new Ford Ka to debut at Paris Motor Show

All-new Ford Ka to debut at Paris Motor Show

Ford Ka 2009 fq

The new Ford Ka replaces the iconic original Ka, launched in 1996. The original Ka was significantly ugly from the back, and because Ford hasn’t sent us any shots from the rear we hope it’s been addressed. The front certainly looks the part – sleek and tidy, featuring Ford’s kinetic design language styling cues.

No release date has been set for New Zealand, but European customers will get their grubby mitts on them late this year or early 2009. Stylish and fashionable.

The new car has approximately the same proportions as its predecessor and will be marketed as being a youthful, funky option for urban driving. Ford even took the Ka to Nürburgring in Germany for performance testing to make sure the driving dynamics were right.

Europe will get two economical, low emission engine options: a 1.2-litre 69 PS Duratec petrol engine and, for the first time on 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 all-new range, has cut fuel consumption by 21 per cent compared to the previous 1.3-litre Ka.

The diesel model — available on the Ka for the first time — improves economy still further, achieving a combined fuel consumption of 3.5l/100km.

There will be four trim/specification levels, and options including Bluetooth phone kit.

The all-new Ford Ka has been developed as part of a common project with Fiat. The vehicle is produced at the modern Fiat manufacturing plant in Tychy, Poland, sharing the production line with the Fiat 500 model.

The original Ford Ka was launched at the Paris Motor Show in 1996. Sales soon took off across Europe, with a total of over 1,460,000 vehicles produced.

Ford Ka 2009 fq

The new Ford Ka replaces the iconic original Ka, launched in 1996. The original Ka was significantly ugly from the back, and because Ford hasn’t sent us any shots from the rear we hope it’s been addressed. The front certainly looks the part – sleek and tidy, featuring Ford’s kinetic design language styling cues.

No release date has been set for New Zealand, but European customers will get their grubby mitts on them late this year or early 2009. Stylish and fashionable.

The new car has approximately the same proportions as its predecessor and will be marketed as being a youthful, funky option for urban driving. Ford even took the Ka to Nürburgring in Germany for performance testing to make sure the driving dynamics were right.

Europe will get two economical, low emission engine options: a 1.2-litre 69 PS Duratec petrol engine and, for the first time on 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 all-new range, has cut fuel consumption by 21 per cent compared to the previous 1.3-litre Ka.

The diesel model — available on the Ka for the first time — improves economy still further, achieving a combined fuel consumption of 3.5l/100km.

There will be four trim/specification levels, and options including Bluetooth phone kit.

The all-new Ford Ka has been developed as part of a common project with Fiat. The vehicle is produced at the modern Fiat manufacturing plant in Tychy, Poland, sharing the production line with the Fiat 500 model.

The original Ford Ka was launched at the Paris Motor Show in 1996. Sales soon took off across Europe, with a total of over 1,460,000 vehicles produced.

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