Seen here in the above image could be the production spec Ford Ka! This image was found on Ford Brazil’s official Facebook page and basically, is an air-brushed sketch of the Ford Ka. Comparing the car you see in the image with the concept Ka reveals a few differences though.
The car here no longer sports chrome slats on the front grille. The foglamps have been given chrome surrounds, the headlights are now conventional clear lens multi-reflector units with halogen bulbs, and the front fenders can be seen sporting the trafficators. The wheels too look more production spec.
Overall, the Ka benefits from Ford’s new Kinetic design language. The headlights seem to have been inspired from the ones on the Escort. The grille, on other hand, has more than a hint of Aston Martin in it. The car has some more design cues that remind us of other Ford cars, such as the Fiesta, Mondeo, et al.
It is being said that the production of the new Ka would commence in Brazil in March/April 2014 and the launch could happen sometime in May next year. For the Brazil car market, the new Ka will go on sale with two petrol engine options. One of these will be the 1.5-litre four cylinder unit that currently powers the Fiesta. For the new Ka though, the motor would be re-tuned to have a max power output of 111 bhp. The second engine on offer would be the highly acclaimed 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost engine that powers the EcoSport. The state-of-tune for this motor is yet to be announced. In India though, the car will come with a 1.5-liter Duratorq diesel engine along with the petrol variant.
In Brazil, the new Ka will rival the Toyota Etios, Hyundai HB20 and Chevrolet Onix. Prices are expected to start at 30,000 Brazilian Reals (approx INR 8.2 lakhs).
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more details of the new Ford Ka aka Ford Figo