New Ford Ka to be on sale in Europe by 2015


It’s believed that an upgraded version of the new Ford Ka will be unveiled in Europe by 2015, fantastic news which is sure to please hopeful owners of the popular model.

One of the most successful vehicles in Ford’s recent history, the Ka was seen as a revelation when it was first unveiled in 1996; its small size and sleek styling made it instantly popular with those living in cities, serving as the perfect car to whizz around the narrow urban streets.

Details of the next-generation vehicle come via Ford of Europe boss Steve Odell, who told What Car? that it will go on sale globally, unlike the current model. It is thought to be very similar to the concept model and will only be available to purchase as a five-door version, with prices believed to start from around £8,000 to ensure it is in direct competition with rivals such as the Skoda Citigo and Hyundai i10.

A model which was unveiled as a concept in Brazil last month, it is noticeably larger than previous versions and features two rear doors for the first time. Looking to offer plenty of space and fantastic value for money, the model is thought to be crafted from the same architecture as the award-winning Ford Fiesta.

The engine on offer is tipped to be the 75bhp 1.0L EcoBoost, a power source which has already gained huge acclaim in the Fiesta as well as other models from the blue oval. While the 2015 date means that there is still some time to wait, the expert craftsmanship and height of technology will continue to be available from the existing Ford Ka. Bookings are expected to become available from certified Ford dealers sometime next year.

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