Tuesday, July 29, 2008

All new Ford Ka


Based on the same platform as the Fiat 500.

It looks nice and modern, but, like the new Twingo, not nearly as original as the previous model.
These small cars are actually getting more conservative with each redesign...

There might still be a chance to see this here. Some day....

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, not as original as the first KA, but, still very good looking and modern. Hopefully we will see it sooner rather than later.

Rick said...

If the Smart can be sold in the US, then there is no good reason the Ka can't be.

Anonymous said...

The Smart might be safer than the Ka, which is why it wouldn't be sold here...

Anonymous said...

Ka actually looks actually better proportioned than 'Smart'.

Ford needs the Ka here yesterday!

Anonymous said...

Agree w/ Rick. Plus if this car could get to our shores and meet safety regs, so could the Fiat, right? I think it would be a great high-mileage vehicle. But that got me thinking, with today's fuel prices, whatever happened to the Ford Prodigy? http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=3481

Or the GM Precept?
http://www.popularmechanics.com/automotive/new_cars/1267946.html

Family size sedans that promised 70 and 80 mpg respectively...

-Shawn

Anonymous said...

it does not look like the new twingo... it is just the exterior color that renault used for the press photos.

bad choice, ford.

Anonymous said...

How did it end up on a fiat platform. Didn't realise ford and fiat were tied up.

Anonymous said...

I would rather drive this than a Smart Fortwo.

Anonymous said...

...whatever happened to the Ford Prodigy?

Or the GM Precept?


An oil man came into office, and the lobbyists followed.

Anonymous said...

...whatever happened to the Ford Prodigy?

Ford was lying about 70 MPG.

el_monty said...

I agree about the loss of originality in the new generations of these cars. Unfortunately, being original and innovative often doesn't sell: I've heard so many people through the years who said "The Twingo/The Ka is so odd-looking! I would never buy one...". Idiots all of them, IMHO, but the companies have to try to appeal to the broadest possible customer base, obviously.
And BTW, for those drawing comparisons, A Ka is considerably larger than a smart, we're talking a whole different vehicle category here, with five seating places. The Ka is actually larger than the original Fiesta of the 70s and 80s was. The current model's EuroNCAP safety scores are naturally worse than the smart's (bear in mind it's 12 years old), but I'm sure the new gen will be much better

Soul Brother No. 7 said...

That thing is downright aggressive and raunchy by uber-conservative US standards.