Report – Euro-spec Ford Ka to be launched sometimes later this year

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According to the latest report coming from British media, Ford has tipped the new generation Ka in European specification will finally land across dealerships on the Old Continent later this year.

The new Ka+ coming to Europe is going to share the platform with the bigger Fiesta and will have about the same proportions. This could be a little odd to have both models share about the same dimensions but we know the Fiesta is due for replacement next year, which most likely will cause a move further upscale. This repositioning will also impact the Focus, which should also come in its next iteration as a bigger model, bridging the current gap with the Mondeo midsize sedan. For now the ready to be replaced Ka – based on the Fiat 500 – is only offered as a three door model and its successor is expected to be exclusively delivered as a five-door hatchback.

According to Ford of Europe chief Jim Farley, the Ka+ will be “very roomy” and the driving dynamics will be inherited from the Fiesta, but instead bring “very low cost of ownership” and an estimated price of just £8,000 in the UK. The report also mentions the powertrain choice will most likely inherit the lower-powered versions from the Fiesta and the interior will have a high-tech approach with a 4.2-inch display for the infotainment system and a 2.3-inch screen in the instrument cluster. Production could be handled by the factory in Craiova, Romania – where Ford already assembles the B-Max MPV.