Sunday, July 27, 2008

New Ford KA

Ford made public photos of its new Ka model. The new Ka will replace the 12-year-old Ka, and shares its underpinnings and engines with the Fiat 500.

The Ka expected arrive to dealerships towards the end of 2008. Ford says that its engineers are working hard to ensure that the new Ka can match the current model??�s composure and pin-sharp handling, while offering greater refinement.

There will be a choice of 63bhp 1.2-litre and 100bhp 1.4-litre petrol engines, as well as a 1.3-litre Multijet diesel. The latter will be good for 75bhp and 145Nm of torque, while returning more than 50mpg.

The new Ka will make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show in September, and is sure to appeal to Ford fans with its attractive styling. Short overhangs, a steeply raked windscreen and arching roofline mean the Ka looks sporty, while being spacious enough for four.

Prices for the new Ka are set to start at around $15,000 rising to $24,000 for the ST version.