These are the first official pictures of the next Ford Ka, which will be launched at the Paris motor show in October.
The fresh-faced, all-new Ka shares its platform with the Fiat 500 but its looks are an interpretation of Ford’s ‘kinetic’ design language. It replaces the huge-selling original model after an incredible 12 years on the market.
A strong styling relationship between the finished new Ka, the Mondeo, the latest Focus and in particular the recently unveiled new Fiesta is clear to see. Ford’s designers have attempted to make the new Ka’s ‘face’ more distinctive, and have given it beefier, chunkier proportions than its more rounded predecessor.
The trapezoidal front grille is now a typical Ford family trait, as is the redesigned, more prominent Ka badge. But the team behind the Ka say they’ve also attempted to capture the original model’s ‘youthful and cheeky spirit’ with a number of visual references, particularly the shape and lines of the windows.
A stylish, plusher, more colourful cabin will be one of the Ka’s key attractions. Ford reckons the typical Ka buyer has more adventurous tastes than most, so its interior design team have focused on bringing bold design and expressive colours to the cabin.