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We're less than a day away from the official unveiling of the 2009 Ford Ka, but as is often the case, more cracks are appearing in the dam. This latest leakage comes courtesy of AM-Online, with two new images showing the Ka's new rear end and, more importantly, the interior.

Ford's "Kinetic" cues carry over to the Ka, with a slanted stance, large C-pillar and miniscule spoiler below the rear window. The interior has undergone a thorough update, including a new three-spoke steering wheel with brushed aluminum accents that tie into the door handles and curvaceous center stack. The new IP is a subtle blend of simplicity and functionality, with a high-mounted shifter similar to that found on the EP3 Civic Si, along with two-tone thrones that match the turquoise hue of the exterior.

Earlier reports suggest that motivation will be provided by a choice of three powerplants – a 1.4-liter or 1.6-liter gasoline engine or a 1.6-liter TDCi diesel – and a ST variant will likely follow, powered by a turbocharged 1.4-liter.

Look for all the official details later today or early tomorrow.


[Source: AM-Online]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      This looks so much better than the new Brazilian Ka:

      http://tinyurl.com/6hsg2l

      I hate how the new Brazilian Ka seems to have lost everything that made the older model unique. The new European version, however, has a lot of personality.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Damn this should not have happened, I do apologize.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Didn't they sell the current version of the Ka in Mexico? Was it produced there as well?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Nothing like the 'ol Wiki to clear things up. I've seen Ka's driving around Phoenix in the past. Looks like they discontinued the Mexican Ka for 2008. Poor sells. There is a refreshed version of the 1st Generation being introduced for the Latin markets. It doesn't look too bad either.

        It's nice to have options. Perhaps we'll get the second generation...
      • 6 Years Ago
      THE PRECIOUS!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a "want-a-be" remake of a 1969 Volkswagon Bug! I'm an American and I want a car that if its not American, it can at least LOOK American, instead of a Rat Turd rolling down the road! If you can't afford to drive a "real car", DON'T DRIVE.
      American Car Companies should not have to try and copy UN-AMERICANS! If you don't like what America has, GO HOME!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I've seen plenty of xenophobic posts on here, but this is literally the dumbest post I have ever seen on this site. This makes no sense on any level.

        Apparently the author thinks:

        -poor people shouldn't drive.
        -consumer choice is bad
        -driving anything smaller than a Town Car implies a lack of patriotism
        -that anything smaller than a Town Car looks like a '69 Beetle
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ken -
        Don't feed the trolls. Eventually they'll get hungry and go away.
      • 6 Years Ago
      There was a TV commercial a year ago or so that had a car on it like this as a joke and they called it a "3-door Speck"...

      I just can't remember who the ad was for!?!....
      • 6 Years Ago
      This looks so much better than the new Brazilian Ka:

      http://www.worldcarfans.com/9080121.001/new-brazilian-ford-ka-available-in-february

      I hate how the new Brazilian Ka seems to have lost everything that made the older model unique. The new European version, however, has a lot of personality.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it, overall, the interior looks good, but the dashboard seems to take out some leg room.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Interior looks cramped, to be expected with this size, from the view of how the glovebox lines are. center console and dual color panels look nice. As this is a Euro version, I'm sure a US Version would have a monochromatic interior with cheaper plastics.
      Console and IP looks good.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ya i see the current KA in san diego all the time , with mexican plates, along with alot of other kewl cars we cant get.
      Id say watch your knees when you slam the door shut , those door handles look awefully hurtfull and a space waister for us larger types of men..
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's a Corsa made ugly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      fair contender to the yaris, at last
      • 6 Years Ago
      What a cool looking little Ka! Ford's Euro based kinetic design language has proven to be quite versatile; the look has adapted well to vehicles of all shapes and sizes. That being said, I am not sure U.S. drivers are quite ready for such a small car yet. It would definitely be a culture shock for those who are leaving trucks and SUVs behind in lieu of skyrocketing gas prices. I would see how well the subcompact Fiesta does here first before I would introduce a minicar class vehicle here. If it does come stateside, I think Ford should introduce it in larger metropolitan areas first. Whether Ford brings it here or not, it is still a nice looking addition to Ford's excellent Euro lineup.
        • 6 Years Ago
        People who are downsizing from a SUV are likely not looking at mini cars. This car is going to appeal to the young drivers, those on a limited income, city dwelers and the like.

        If you had a Nissan Armada and want to step down you are more likely going to go look at the Audi A4 or something.
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