There are three basic style themes that can be specified inside the Ford Ka, each of which can be separately tailored to a customer’s tastes and desires. The potential variation of colour, trim and option combos is so large that no one at Ford has a calculator powerful enough to work out the actual number.
Before that you can select from five basic trim levels: Studio, Style, Zetec, Zetec Black and White Editions and Titanium, each appearing in ascending order of price and specification.
The entry-level Studio models are sparse affairs, as should be expected, but do come with anti-lock brakes, a trip computer, USB connectivity and a 12V power socket, while upgrading to the Studio Ka adds air conditioning, electric front windows, manually adjustable driver's seat, and body coloured handles and mirror housing as standard.
The mid-range Zetec models gain 16in alloy wheels, heated wing mirrors, front fog lights and Ford's Quickclear windscreen, while the Black and White Editions come with black alloys, black and white seat trim and interior styling.
The range-topping Titanium trim equips the Ka with luxuries such as climate control, leater seats, a panoramic sunroof and rear parking sensors.
If it all sounds deeply stylish on paper, unless you go the whole hog and dig deep into the options catalogue, the Ka interior, though ergonomically sound and pretty well made, suffers from being a touch ordinary.