Ford is planning to release the next-generation model of its Ka minicar one year after the launch of the Fiat 500, with which it shares the same platform.

As previewed in these renderings, the new Ka keeps the curvy shape of the current model but gets new rounded headlights that taper back along the bonnet lines. 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 late next year alongside Fiat’s new 500. Both will share the platform used in Fiat’s five-door Panda, but will feature a new range of engines including a high-performance 1.4L unit with a possible 150hp version reserved for a sports version.

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