• Jul 29, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Ford Ka.

The first image of the redesigned Ford Ka has leaked out ahead of its official debut in Paris this October, and as expected, the new microcar takes all the right cues from Ford's European design language. The headlamps, front fascia and accent lines all ape the new Fiesta to good effect, and with a platform shared by the Fiat Panda/500, the new Ka should still be an engaging means of puttering around town.

Engine choices will initially be limited to two gasoline powerplants (a 1.4- and 1.6-liter), along with a 1.6-liter TDCi oilburner. Further down the line, expect the Ka ST to receive the Fiat 500 Abarth's turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, some suspension tweaks and a redesigned front clip.

Sales will begin in Europe early next year and expect the Ka to make a cameo in the new Bond flick, Quantum of Solace.

[Source: Cartribe]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Very Very interesting this opel corsa..ups ford ka
      • 6 Years Ago
      The last subcompact car I saw by ford was the Aspire(as it aspires to be a car). With gas prices like this, they really should sell this here. To me it looks quite a bit better than the last gen Ka, and I see some Mondeo-like design cues. I like it better than the Yaris by far, and I don't even like Fords.

      Why can't car companies make car designs that comply to both us&euro crash regs? You could sell more of 'em. Hmm, wonder what a hybrid version would sell like?

      It's sad you can get one in freakin' Mexico(last gen Ka at least) and not in the good 'ol USA. We need more small cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It would be very confusing if someone in Boston bought one. "I just bought a Ka". "Great, what kind?". "A Ka". "Yeah, but what kind?" and so on.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What is really nice to see is that Fords are starting to resemble Fords. Audis/BMWs/Mercedes no matter the model look like what they are. Chevys are getting that way too with the new split grill/larger maw. Ford on the other hand has had a mishmash of design languages. Now, anyone could tell in a second that this Ka is related to the Fiesta, the Euro Focus, the Mondeo, the 2010 Taurus, even the new Aussie Falcon. Now they just gotta work that "American-look" 3 bar grill out of the mix over the next couple years, and Fords (other than the Mustang which is recognizable as a Ford no matter what) will have coherent design language for the first time in a very long time.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Toyota called, hey want the Yaris back.
        • 6 Years Ago
        There is only so many ways to shape a micro-jelly bean.

        Personally, I see more of Ford-Euro design than Yaris.
        • 6 Years Ago
        FRagmit...WTF are you talking about???
        • 6 Years Ago
        not Yaris. It looks like photoshop of OPEL CORSA
        http://www.flickr.com/photos/brischri/2460356278/sizes/o/
        • 6 Years Ago
        It looks like the Euro Focus just gave birth to a preemie Verve... :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Come on that is SO a copy of the Peugeot and Renault blended into one.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Toyota called because they want their Yaris back? Let me tranfer them to our Legal Department. Yes Toyota this is legal, you want your Yaris back we hear. For us at Ford to do that, we'll first need our Festiva back! And the concept of mass production!

        Deal?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have always loved the KA since I first saw it in the late 90's on a trip to London.

      It had been available in Mexico for a long time and I tried to import myself but the red tape for safety and emissions made it impossible.

      Bring it to the US, it will sell on droves. It could ad some street cred to the Ford line up if they bring in the SuperKA with the turbo for their subcompact line up.
      • 6 Years Ago
      A Ka ST would be fun to toss through the twisties.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ford kaka should be named
      • 6 Years Ago
      Engines are too big.
      • 6 Years Ago
      it was ugly... now even uglier... Why Ford? Just why Ka?
      • 6 Years Ago
      i shouldn't get hopes up for a US release should I
        • 6 Years Ago
        You can get your hopes up, but prepare for disappointment. If FoMoCo did decide to bring the Ka to the states (unlikely) they would most likely have to wait until the next redesign as this one is not US crash compliant.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ford bring a small European car to the States? No, but maybe you would be interested in a F-350 or Explorer.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hey Monte, it's called the Fiesta. That's small.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Holy 2010 Renault Megane batman!
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