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Old 06-15-2014, 04:16 PM
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Default 2015 Ford Ka/Ka+

Ford is teasing the production version of the new Ka (sedans will be called Ka+) for Brazil.

Sedan: http://www.noticiasautomotivas.com.b...ta-do-novo-ka/

Hatch: http://caranddriverbrasil.uol.com.br...94#foto=7994-5

Lots of Fiesta hand-me-downs here, but a much nicer entry level Ford than what they've had previously. Still very basic. I'm going to guess not for US consumption and probably not for Europe either.
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:08 PM
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Yes the styling is a bit on the tame side, but both the sedan and hatch are better looking that the styled while on acid looks of the Fiesta hatch's rear end or the ungainly narrow and tall look of the sedan.
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:40 PM
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The sedan looks too bulbous. The hatch looks like one big yawn. And oh look, another Ford with the same front end as pretty much every other Ford passenger car. And I don't think the wheels could be much smaller. Ford design is looking a little lost at the moment IMO.
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The sedan looks too bulbous. The hatch looks like one big yawn. And oh look, another Ford with the same front end as pretty much every other Ford passenger car. And I don't think the wheels could be much smaller. Ford design is looking a little lost at the moment IMO.
But isn't this an old chassis under a new skin that is designed to be ultra-cheap to produce, sell, and own? If so, they did VERY well.
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:19 AM
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And I don't think the wheels could be much smaller.
Actually, those are the exact same 15" wheels used on the 2015 Fiesta.

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But isn't this an old chassis under a new skin that is designed to be ultra-cheap to produce, sell, and own? If so, they did VERY well.
I'm going to guess that it's a radically simplified version of the current Fiesta platform. I have to commend Ford for refraining from their usual styling excesses here and producing a design that should withstand the test of time, or at least the next couple model cycles. People who can't afford to buy a car very often deserve as much.
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:28 PM
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Not liking it one bit, current Euro Ka looks much better, IMHO.
This looks dated already.
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:30 PM
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Those wheels look microscopic.
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The title of the thread says it's KaKa LOL
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http://www.autobild.de/artikel/ford-...g-4452301.html

https://www.netcarshow.com/ford/2017-ka_plus/

European/global version revealed; Will be called "Ka+" here





Exterior mostly identical to the Brazilian/Indian version, interior incorporates facelift Focus sound system, EcoSport FL steering wheel and available climate control as differences to the "developing market versions".

In comparison to the current model, it grows considerably from 3,62m to 3,93m in length, and is now a 5 door (no surprises here, given the similar exterior to the earlier versions of the Ka+), indicating the next Fiesta will grow slightly in size and feel more "premium" to distinguish itself from the Ka+. Engines are petrol only and ome in 70 and 85hp guise. Production is sourced form India, like the EcoSport.

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If they could sell it in the USA for Mitsubishi Mirage prices, they could probably move 20-30K units a year.
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