O Ford Ka começou a ser vendido em 11 de setembro de 1996 e até hoje tem vendido muito, mais de um milhão de unidades no total. A aparência exterior dele não mudou quase nada neste meio tempo.
Na Europa, a Ford atualizou o carro sim, mas apenas por baixo da pele, e por lá os motores podem ser 1.3 de 70 cavalos ou 1.6 de 94 cavalos. O maior é usado no StreetKa e no SportKa.
10 years of success for ford ka: latest model PRICED lower than in 1996
* Ford Ka celebrates 10 years of success
* 383, 261 Ka models have been sold
* The iconic design has kept it as segment leader for its lifetime
* The latest Ka models hit showrooms this month. Entry model is £255 cheaper than the first model sold 10 years ago
* Top of the range Sportka now £305 less and Luxury £700 less than previous models
BRENTWOOD, Essex, 1 September, 2006 – Britain’s best-selling supermini, the Ford Ka, celebrates 10 years of success this month. A new Ka line-up arrives in showrooms across Britain, once again enhancing the range and specifications and offering great value. At £7,095, the entry model of the new line-up costs £255 less than the first Ka sold 10 years ago.
The new Ka line-up has seven models from the entry level Studio to the Sportka SE. Ka is popular with a diverse range of customers, from the student to the grandparent and so the range caters for many needs. The new line-up starts at £7,095 on-the-road for a Studio model, to £9,995 for the Sportka SE.
Mark Ovenden, marketing director, Ford of Britain said: “Today’s Ka driver still loves the funky look of Ka but also wants more technology and luxury. We have added a higher specification to the mid-range models and greater value in the high-end models to cater for this.
“In its lifetime, Ka has gone from a basic runaround to the kind of car customers can personalise with everything from air conditioning to two tone leather trim. Price is a key consideration for the supermini car buyer and that’s why value is the mainstay of the new models,” he added.
The new seven- model line- up is:
Studio – £7,095 on-the-road entry level with ABS, immobiliser, tinted glass, silver sports-style dials, driver’s airbag, radio/cassette, and power steering.
Style – at £7, 395 on-the-road, with body coloured bumpers and door mirrors, CD player, central locking, electric windows and remote boot release.
Style Climate – at £7, 995 on-the-road, Style Climate has air conditioning, Quickclear heated front windscreen and power, heated mirrors.
Zetec – at £7,995 on-the-road, this model is £600 less than the previous Ka Collection model. It has alloy wheels, rear spoiler, remote central locking, scuff plates, leather gear knob and steering wheel.
Zetec Climate – at £8,595 on-the-road, this model adds air conditioning, quickclear heated front windscreen and power, heated mirrors to the already well-specified Zetec.
Luxury – the ultimate Ka at £9,195 on-the-road, this model adds leather trim, carpet mats, chrome grille and exhaust. This is £1,100 less than the outgoing model.
Sportka SE – the sports model topping the range is £9,995 on-the-road and has a punchy 1.6-litre engine with added torque. This is £305 less than the outgoing model. SportKa SE is fully equipped with 16″ alloy wheels, two-tone leather seats, air conditioning, CD player and Quickclear heated front windscreen.