The 2013 Ford Ka Concept car is a 5 passenger hatchback and the smallest vehicle manufactured by the Detroit automaker. The intended market are countries that include Brazil, where it made its debut, and South Asia.
Ford has labeled the Ka Concept the " all new global compact car". The vehicle is expected to go into production by 2014, with an estimated MSRP of around $10,000.
The earlier Ka models are available in Europe, a 3 door hatchback. Ford is looking to build on the success of the EcoSport subcompact crossover, also manufactured in Brazil.
|Vehicle Type: Compact||Base Price: £8,795**|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 9.2 gals (35 L)||Miles Per Gallon: 49 city / 64 hwy|
|Length: 142.5 in. (362 cm)||Wheel Base: NA|
|Height: 59.3 in. (150.5 cm)||Width: 65.3 in.** (165.8 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 2976 lbs (1350 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Luggage Capacity: 7.9 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 5 people|
|Engine: 4 Cylinder Duratec||Displacement: 1.2 Liter|
|Horsepower: 68 HP||Max RPM: 3000 RPM|
|Torque: 75 lb-ft||Transmission: 5-Speed Manual|
|0-60 mph: 13.4 seconds||Maximum Speed: 99 mph (159 km/h)|
** 2014 Ford Ka - Studio range UK specs
Engine & Performance
Little has been said about the Ka Concept's drivetrain, but industry experts expect the same engine will be used as those used in Europe.
That would include the four cylinder 1.2 liter Ford Duratec engine that uses gas and brings you a conservative 67 horsepower that delivers unsurpassed fuel efficiency.
The front façade has a trapezoidal grille with the fairly ornate headlights. The cars curved profile and sweeping lines are exemplary for a small vehicle.
The roofline provides an illusory effect that makes it seem to rise towards the trunk lid, where a spot on and sporty spoiler along with oversized taillights accentuate the rear.
The back end is nicely contoured incorporating the hatch door with the rear bumper.
Inside, you will discover quality craftsmanship not normally available in such a car. The interior is roomy, all things considered and will comfortably seat 5 people. The air conditioning is above par for this class of car.
Innovative features include a side stowage area for shoes and a device docking station for mobile devices and "Ford Sync".