New Ford Ka: first images

Production Cars 2 Aug 2008
New Ford Ka: first images

Ford has revealed the first images of the new Ka, which will be unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. It will replace the original model, produced in more than 1.4 million units since 1996.

New Ford KaTwelve years after the original Ka was launched, Ford has unveiled its successor which captures the same youthful spirit and will debut at the next Paris Motor Show.

According to Ford, "The new model retains all of the qualities which made the Ka so popular – its compact size, great looks, lively dynamics and fun personality – but presents them in a fresh new package."

Ford designers have given the new Ka a fashionable, modern appearance based around the company’s ‘kinetic design’ form language.

A number of visual cues provide a connection to the original Ka, but with its distinctive face and chunky proportions the new model has its own unique character.

New Ford Ka - InteriorThe interior of the new Ka also has a stylish, dynamic design, combining bold contrasts and expressive colours which reflect the more adventurous tastes of the typical Ka buyer.

Launched at the Paris Motor Show in 1996, the Ka was immediately praised for its exciting “New Edge” styling.

Throughout its 12-year life the Ka has remained very popular among small-car buyers, inspiring loyalty from its owners. In total, Ka production has exceeded 1.4 million vehicles.

According to Roelant de Waard, Chairman and Managing Director, Ford of Britain  "The original has been a huge hit in the UK with a sales record of over 480,000 – 80 per cent of which have been to retail customers, and many of those first-time buyers. I’m confident that the latest design will prove just as big a hit".

Ford Ka (2003) Limited Edition StreetKa
Above: the 2003 Ka (left) and the Limited Edition StreetKa

Further information on the new Ford Ka range will be released closer to debut.

(Source: Ford)

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