Ford preps new Ka for Europe
Ford is getting closer to launching the European version of the new Ka, which was supposed to arrive late last year.
Ford plans to remain a key player in Europe's entry-level sector.
Production of the current car will end in April at Fiat's plant in Tychy, Poland, according to a report in the Warsaw Business Journal. The minicar, which debuted in 2008, is based on the Fiat 500, which is also built in Tychy.
Ford will replace the Polish-built three-door Ka with a five-door model developed in Brazil and based on Ford’s global B platform that underpins the Fiesta subcompact.
Ford has made considerable modifications to the European Ka since a concept of the vehicle was shown in 2013.
Ford has a choice of engines to use in the European Ka based on the powerplants already offered such as a 1.0-liter three-cylinder gasoline or a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline available in Brazil. The version sold in India is powered by either a 1.2-liter four-cylinder gasoline or a 1.5-liter diesel.