Preview: 2009 Ford Ka
As previewed in this latest rendering, the new Ka keeps the curvy shape of the current model but gets new, more angular features from Ford’s recent Verve Concept. A new front bumper with integrated fog lights and a pronounced grille give the car an aggressive stance, as do the wheel at each corner design and the short overhangs.
Production for the Ka is scheduled to start at the Tychy plant in Poland around the middle of the year alongside Fiat’s new 500. Both share the platform used in Fiat’s five-door Panda, but the tiny Ford gets its own unique engines including a high-performance 1.4L unit with a possible 150hp output reserved for a sports version. The Ka will also have its own unique interior and is expected to be priced slightly lower than its Fiat cousin.