All-new Ford Ka for India by end-2009?


The brand-new Ford Ka. Will Ford bring a four-door version of this car to India by late-2009 or early 2010? We hope they do!
Pics: Auto Express

While Ford wants to significantly increase its market share in India, the one thing it doesn’t have in its lineup is a small car. And in the Indian market, small, fuel-efficient cars is where the volumes are. But now, Ford could have an answer to that problem, if it chooses to launch the all-new Ka in India.

The first pics of the all-new Ka have recently been revealed, and the car looks suitably smart and contemporary – a four-door version of this car could be the perfect small Ford for India. Developed in cooperation with Fiat, the new Ka shares its underpinnings and engines with the Fiat 500, and is actually being built at Fiat’s plant in Tychy, in Poland.

When the Ka goes on sale in Europe by the end of this year, Ford engineers say it will offer a combination of space, refinement, fuel economy, power and handling. In Western markets, the Ka will come with a choice of petrol and diesel engines, and we think a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.3-litre Multijet diesel should be the ideal options for India.

The new Ford Ka will make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show in September this year, by which time Ford India might, perhaps, make up its mind to bring the car to India by end-2009 or early 2010. For now, all we can do is wait and watch…

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