Ford Ka Facelift

5 Jan
2013

According to Autocar, it’s unlikely Ford will replace the Ka due to lack of global compatibility. “It won’t pass a US crash test, it was designed too narrowly to suit European tastes and it’s only built in one place. It’ll get a light mid-life refresh but, as things stand, I can’t see a life for the car much beyond that,” Ford of Europe design boss, Martin Smith said. That makes me wonder how did the Fiat 500 (with whom the Ka shares many parts, including platform) was approved for the US market. Anyway this is my attempt to facelift the Ka with fascia borrowed from the Fiesta. It looks a little “scared” agree?

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11 Responses to Ford Ka Facelift

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Nagnetate

January 5th, 2013 at 1:26 am

Aston Martin Cygnet Mk.II:)

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Theophilus Chin

January 5th, 2013 at 1:28 am

Wow you’re fast Nagnetate. Thanks!

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Nicolas Daniel

January 5th, 2013 at 2:02 am

Looks a little bit Ugly

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Remco

January 5th, 2013 at 5:01 am

It’s weird that ford says that the KA isn’t good enough for the US crashtests, but the platform shared Fiat 500 is accepted by the US crashtest thing?
So it is an question why they think it will not pass the crashtest, because the Scion IQ, Mini, Fiat 500 and Samrt can pass it.

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Arnaud ROBERT

January 5th, 2013 at 6:16 am

Dear Theophilus,
I wish you all the best for 2013. You have totally right with your comparaison Fiat 500/Ford Ka platforms for US test… It’s strange, or maybe because the Ka is only manufactures in Poland (not in line with the
“Global model” of the politic’s Ford).

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Theophilus Chin

January 5th, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Thanks Arnaud, Remco and Nicolas.

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Tristam

January 6th, 2013 at 7:13 am

It doesn’t look very nice with that grille, just like how the grill on the Peugeot 3008 doesn’t fit at all, and how Mitsubishi tried to paste their jet-fighter grille on all of their cars, including the Colt which looked ridiculous. It’s a good chop though, and I’ve never liked the Ford Ka after all.

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Theophilus Chin

January 6th, 2013 at 11:22 am

Good point Tristam, thanks.

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escorpion

January 8th, 2013 at 8:52 am

Theo, you got the right idea on the KA, good job, how about a Taurus/Falcon based on the Mondeo?

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Theophilus Chin

January 8th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Thanks escorpion.

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Yoda

August 11th, 2014 at 10:51 am

It would need a 5-door model to sell well in the US (and China…), and at that point they might as well start fresh and replace both the European and South American Ka to bring it in line with the One Ford policy.

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