Ford Start concept to replace Ka in 2014

Ford Start concept to replace Ka in 2014

Initial details on the production version of the 2014 Ford Start have begun surfacing on the web this week. The 2014 Ford Start was first unveiled back in April as a concept car at the Beijing auto show in China. But now it has been revealed that the Start concept car will be the base for the replacement to the Ford  Ka and will be ready for sale in 2014. The Start will be powered by a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost engine equipped with a turbocharging and a spark-ignited, direct-injection fuel management system. This modern powertrain will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

It’s too early for power outputs and performance figures, however, it’s speculated that the new model will develop around 75kW. Just like the concept, the production model will have a low CO2 emissions level of around 100 g/km of CO2.

In automotive years it’s a long time between now and 2014, so expect the Ford Ka replacement to offer various new technologies that are only being developed now. Ford predicts one new technology used on the car will be a voice activation system that will control the air conditioning, vehicle diagnostics and various other features. The Start will be built on an aluminum and steel chassis, with a lightweight aluminum safety cell.

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