• Jun 10, 2008
The newest Ford Ka has been spotted by Auto Express, and the car in the flesh looks almost exactly like the Ka renderings that Auto Express published a couple of weeks ago. The grille could be a bit smaller than the one in the rendering, but it's difficult to tell without the highlights and chrome. The number of discrete elements in the GT-R-like mouthpiece, though, is the same.
Otherwise, the side swage line looks to be toned down a bit; and in the rendering, the Ford badge on the hatch that doubles as the latch has been replaced by a separate latch and key. Inside, Ford has said the car will outdo the car with which it shares underpinnings, the Fiat 500, and maintain the handling that has made it a European favorite for 12 years. All of which makes this a hot little Ka. Stay tuned for the Paris Motor Show when we see the real deal in person.

[Source: Auto Express]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      at least FORD(Fix Or Repair Daily) is doing something good A+ ford i need a rental car that gets good MPG
        • 6 Years Ago
        Not sure what you're getting at - are you saying you would or wouldn't take a Yaris over this?

        'Cuz I'd go with the Ka - it's guaranteed to at least have a chassis capable of going around the occasional curve.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm lost!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Put an Escort badge on it and bring it to the US.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Tiny city cars... Considering how subcompacts have grown in the first place I don't even think it matters.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Smart cars now have a considerable waiting list, and sell over invoice. The Ka would compete well there.

        Does Ford always have to be last? Honda and Toyota and Honda are bringing small city cars along for introduction to the N. American market. Ford needs this car yesterday in N. America.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Bring it to the US ... and do what with it? It's smaller than a Mini Cooper. The small car market is growing in the US, but it's not ready for tiny city cars yet.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks like the Fiat 500 if they made the 500 look modern. I like it.

      I have to agree with the posters here, this car would be well received in the US market. It'll go toe to toe with the IQ, Up!, and fortwo. Do the smart move Ford.
        • 6 Years Ago
        it should do at least a little bit, its platfrom sharing with the 500, should be available with some of fiat's engine. probably the t-jet in a new sportka and stretka
      • 6 Years Ago
      smart cars are not selling over invoice, at least at the dealership in Minneapolis where I bought mine in January (after signing up the previous April) I heard from my salesperson last week that the waiting list at this dealership is 22 months!