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Ford e-Ka

Electric car Ford e-Ka

In Latin America, the Ka was a facelift in 2003 and is now slightly different externally to the European model, the most noticeable difference is on the back, with more light. The remaining deviations from the European model are the very short gearbox and the lack of soundproofing, gradually removed each year by reducing since 2000, when an opportunity cost, what other Brazilian automobile manufacturer has before. It is either a 94 hp (70 kW, 95 HP) ROCAM Zetec 1.6-liter gasoline engine or a 64.2 hp (48 kW, 65 HP) ROCAM Zetec 1.0-liter gasoline engine, both are powered Four -cylinder units. 108.600 Kas have been sold in Brazil since July 2002, without counting the sales since 1997 (the start) in Brazil.

In 2003 the Ka brand was diversified, with the addition of a new SportKa with a sporty body kit, on track with stiffened suspension and newly designed 16-inch alloy wheels. Both models come with a slightly extended front and rear bumpers with integrated fog lamps. A convertible model called StreetKa also appeared, launched with the help of singer Kylie Minogue. Silence in 2005 and all Ka models including Sportka Streetka received a slightly updated back inside the cabin, you get up to date while retaining the look and feel of the original. Both Streetka and Sportka received a new 94 hp (70 kW) 1, 6-liter 8-valve Duratec petrol engine, whereas Ka, Ka Collection and LuxuryKa retained the 1.3-liter Duratec petrol engine. SportKa That was fast for its surprising advertising campaign: "The Ka's Evil Twin, denouncing the Ka's traditionally perceived" cute "design. StreetKa officially no longer be available commercially in late 2006.

The car was on 11 September introduced in 1996 as a small and inexpensive addition to the Ford range. It was on the Mark III Ford Fiesta platform-based design, but with a completely different external. Because the Mark IV Fiesta launched a year ago, featured a separate subframe suitable and larger chassis components, the platform for smaller vehicles. Ka therefore used the Mark III Fiesta anterior-type platform, reduced and shortened rear overhang. The vehicle was minimized on the existing Fiesta production line in Almussafes, Valencia and the capital costs for new model Ford Program The Chief Engineer was made Kevin O'Neill.

The new Ka comes with a choice of two engines: a 1.2-liter gasoline engine with 69 hp (51 kW) and · 102 N m (75 ft projectile energy) of torque and a 1.3-liter TDCi diesel engine with 75 hp (55 kW to 74 hp) and 145 Nm (107 hp) Torque. Both engines are equipped with sub-120 g / km CO 2 emissions (119 for petrol and 112) for the diesel. In addition, a 1.4-liter gasoline engine with 100 hp (74 kW) and 131 Nm 97 (ft projectile energy), Torque will be added to the lineup in the future. All three designs are borrowed from Fiat.

The new Ka has the curvy styling features bring the original, while the view up-to-date with Ford kinetic design philosophy. He keeps the wheel at each corner stance of the previous model. Ford promises a cabin with 'expressive colors. This refers mainly to the multi-choice interior styling that for the second time in a Ford, right after the success of the interior of the Fiesta is planned. Port can also personalize the interior with accessories such as Bluetooth phone connection, Wireless Voice Control, USB, a CD-radio, MP3, AUX-IN jack, steering wheel audio controls and a speaker system consisting of six speakers be fitted a subwoofer and an amplifier.

It was in a radio interview with Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally has confirmed in the second generation Ka can be introduced at the North American market to satisfy the high demand for smaller, more efficient cars, and add to the increasing sales of the Ford Focus to . Such a move would make it the smallest car Ford Ka in North America, under the Focus. Currently, the Ford Focus is the smallest car Ford will be offered in North America, but the Fiesta will be officially released in early 2010, when a 2011-model. There is no official word on the release of the Ka to the North American market.