The design of the new 2016 Ford Ka is not very distinctive. Even so, this fresh city car does promise a lot in the form of high tech features and it also boasts of very low running costs. Though this is still a concept car, it is a semi-production version that will be launched in 2016. Since it was first introduced in 1998, the Ka has already sold over a million units.
2016 Ford Ka Design
The 2016 Ford Ka will probably be aimed at buyers in growth markets who not only want more but also expect more. The Ka boasts of sleekness in design and best use of technology. The new 2016 Ford Ka will probably be introduced in the markets of Brazil before being introduced anywhere else. In fact, the vehicle will be constructed in Brazil. The new Ka has a very mature image and it boasts of many interesting features like a wide grille. The headlights at the back are raked and have swooping lines. Even the body looks very appealing.
Unlike the previous models, the new 2016 Ford Ka does not look quite so cute. The lines and the styling features are pretty much like those of the latest Fiesta. The grille at the front is very Aston Martin-like. The wheels on the other hand look very much like the wheels on the much-loved Zetec model.
According to Ford, the Ka is large enough to easily accommodate five passengers. This, the company says has been achieved through ingenious packaging and through the use of some very crafty methods. In line with what you get with new cars these days, the new Ka will also offer plenty of technologically advanced features. For example, the Ka is very well connected. It also makes use of an excellent multimedia system that can be controlled through voice commands. Thanks to features like APPLINK, the driver can continue to concentrate on driving while the app activates various smartphone applications on its own.
2016 Ford Ka Engine Specs
At this time, Ford has not provided any details regarding the kind of engine that will be used to power up the new Ka. We don’t expect the company to offer a diesel engine because its main competitors are not doing that. The plain truth is that a diesel engine in a small car is not a good option. However, Ford will in all probability use a 1-liter EcoBoost engine. This turbocharged 3-cylinder engine not only delivers very good fuel economy and low carbon dioxide emissions. The main competitors to the new Ka are the VW Up, Seat Mii and Skoda Citigo. As Ford has not provided any technical information or details about the engine that is to power up the Ka, it has nevertheless made it very clear that the engine will provide best in class fuel economy. In all probability, the Ka will make use of the same platform as is used in the Ford Figo.
2016 Ford Ka Release Date and Price
Ford has not said anything officially about when it plans to introduce the 2016 Ford Ka. However, industry insiders expect the car to be available in the early part of 2015 or in the middle of 2015. The price though not officially announced by the company will be in the range of 13,500 to 20,500 dollars.