Tuesday, 30 December 2008

The New Ford Ka

The New Ford Car is marketed as small car with big ideas, fun-loving and spontaneous, the Ford Ka lives for the moment. Ford is particularly good at making cars that leave a grin on your face at the end of a journey. And the new Ka does exactly that.

The old model has successfully kept at bay all of its rivals, and has consistently remained the UK's top-selling sub-mini car. When it was launched 12 years' ago, the original Ka had only four rivals, and the sector accounted for just 4 per cent of the UK market.

The new Ford KA is an excellent runner, starts first time, ideal 1st car, cheap to run, low tax, and low insurance group. The new Ka will also be offered with a 1.2-litre petrol engine with 67bhp, which Ford claims has cut fuel consumption by 21 per cent compared to the previous 1.3-litre Ka.

The new Ford Ka is receiving excellent reviews from the media and was recently previewed on BBC's Top Gear showing itself as a real winner.

There is a new 1.2-litre 68bhp petrol engine which Ford claims has cut fuel consumption by 21 per cent compared to the previous 1.3-litre Ka. This also puts the Ka into group B road tax banding, which means you pay only £35 a year. Insurance groups start from a first time driver friendly group 1.

The new Ford Ka is to keep the compact structure characteristic of the older version of the model and, the producer hopes, is likewise going to become as popular among users as the previous version. In the course of 12-year production of the older Ford Ka 1.4 billion cars were produced. And that statistic says a lot about how practical the little Ka is for people who spend their money on a motor.

For now though, you can choose from two engines - a 68bhp 1.2-litre petrol and a 74bhp 1.3-litre diesel. A 1.4-litre petrol is on the cards too, and a Fiat-developed two-cylinder 900cc unit could even appear. Expect to pay from £7k for a Ka when it hits the streets in early 2009.

The New Ford Ka comes in four trim levels - Studio, Style, Style+ and Zetec - with the option of a Bluetooth-enabled connectivity kit, six-speaker CD system and heated windscreen and heated seats. It looks different too - the interior, and in particular the clock, is funky and well made.

The new Ka is practical too, with generous interior space and comfortable accommodation for four adults and their belongings. The high seating position, carefully placed controls and excellent visibility make the Ka a pleasure to drive for drivers of all ages.
Folding the rear seats flat is also easy once the headrests are lowered, thanks to a simple pull lever.
The dashboard layout and use of bright interior colours brightens things up, and the cavernous glove box is great, as it doesn't compromise legroom at all.
Production of the new Ford Ka commences in the autumn of 2008, and the vehicle will go on sale in most major European markets in late 2008/early 2009.

The result is a more sophisticated and grown up small car that looks more substantial but still retains the cheeky fun that is essential to the brand.

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