• Mar 24, 2008
Few would argue that actor Daniel Craig revived the James Bond series with the movie Casino Royale in 2006. That film featured the Aston Martin DBS as Bond's personal whip, though he was caught driving what was then Ford's brand new Mondeo family sedan from the airport to the hotel, as well. It appears another one of Ford's more pedestrian offerings will make a cameo in the next Bond film titled Quantum of Solace that's scheduled to debut on November 7, 2008. The new cast member will be the next generation Ford Ka small car. The video after the jump shows the car (around 2:24 in) being used in filming. No doubt another Aston Martin will appear as well, despite the fact that Ford has sold off the brand. After all, how could Craig stay in character driving an entry-level three-door hatchback the entire film?
[Source: Motor Authority]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Why doesn't he drive a mustang? Or would that be too American for the British lad?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Bond should be driving the new GENESIS coupe in the next one...
      • 6 Years Ago
      He had fun in a 2CV once; why not Ka?
      Ford loves product placement, but we know a Ka is a Fiat 500 in drag. Interesting.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford Ka replacing the Mondeo.... DAMN! gas prices must be hitting everyone hard even superheros!

      Too bad James Bond never learned to fly like Superman.
      • 6 Years Ago
      First I was upset, but you know, it doesn't surprise me anymore. Ahhh yes the days of corporate greed and individual sell out are in full swing!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Good point Dude, also there was the Man with a Golden Gun who featured AMC vehicules this time
        http://www.imcdb.org/movie_71807-The-Man-with-the-Golden-Gun.html and one of them (the AMC Hornet driven by Bond did a memorable stunt in this movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR3HFxJowqY )
        • 6 Years Ago
        I am not blind, I know it's an old method, it just seems to be out of control lately. Bond in a Ka, come on! Maybe my statements are more broad than just this movie, but I feel like the heritage and authenticity of Bond has been altered in a negative way.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I understand what you're saying but product placement is everywhere! EVERYWHERE! That's why I don't buy anything usually! LOL... And though I love Ford products I think the product placement on Knight Rider was ridiculous! I guess they needed to offset have ZERO ads for Shindler's List a while back!
      • 6 Years Ago
      OBVIOUSLY a case of product placement...but a Ka? Come on Ford, Bond deserves better than this. If a Ka is "featured" in the next Bond movie, how about as the "vehicle of choice" for the movie's sex-kitten? Either that, or go back and "digitally-enhance" the previous Bond movie by trading his Aston-Martin for an Explorer...isn't an Explorer much more likely to flip when making rapid maneuvers to avoid "pedestrians" on the roadway?

      I like Ford....just no Bond in a Ka....please!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't understand what is your problem ppl. I'm sure Ka won't be Bond's primary vehicle. He will likely use it for
        • 6 Years Ago
        [obviously the commenting pseudo-system Autoblog uses can't handle lessthan-sign]

        I don't understand what is your problem ppl. I'm sure Ka won't be Bond's primary vehicle. He will likely use it for less than 20sec of the movie... Either Ka or some public transportation or a scooter, whatever... who cares? Bond just happens to feature also actions taking places in some less exclusive location than F1-circuit or a space shuttle.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Autoblog's comment system is based on HTML generation from the comment form, inserting "less-than" and "greater-than" symbols tell the HTML formating app to open or close HTML tags, so it's really not a limitation of Autoblog's comment system so much as the nature of HTML.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Steve ,thank you for a great example!!!

      Go away with your damn talk show ads!!! Is there no where we can go to get away from you people...
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