Ka Concept

Ka Concept

Ford has shown its 'Ka Concept' which it says is the company's vision for a "practical all new global small car".

The five-door concept was revealed in Europe by Stephen Odell, Ford executive vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, at a special event in Barcelona attended by about 2,500 Ford dealers, employees and journalists.

Able to seat five comfortably, Ford says that the Ka Concept is equipped with technology usually found in larger cars. MyFord Dock enables occupants to store, mount and charge mobile devices such as phones and satellite navigation systems; SYNC with Voice Control and AppLink enables drivers to activate apps, play music and make phone calls, while keeping both hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

"The Ka Concept builds on Ford's small car expertise and success to offer the design and technology customers worldwide will be looking for over the coming years," Odell said. "Consumers increasingly expect to seamlessly transfer their mobile devices from home, to car, to workplace, and the Ka Concept shows how technology enabling them to do just that, will be extended to an attainable small car."

A production version of the Ka Concept will reach European showrooms in a couple of years.

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Ford reveals Ka Concept vision for small global value car; showcases clever design and tech at an affordable price


  • New Ford Ka Concept reveals Ford's vision for a practical choice for urban drivers, offering advanced technology only usually found in larger cars
  • Global small value car showcases clever design and remarkable fuel efficiency at an affordable price; is equipped with technology including SYNC with Voice Control and AppLink, and MyFord Dock that stores, mounts and charges phones and satnavs
  • Concept is revealed in Europe today at a special "Go Further" event in Barcelona. A production version of the Ka Concept will reach European showrooms in a couple of years

BARCELONA, Spain, Dec. 5, 2013 - Ford today revealed the Ka Concept, the company's vision for a practical all-new global small car offering advanced technology and clever design to key markets around the world at an affordable price.

The Ka Concept communicates efficiency and precision. Bold, elongated headlamps and a long, lean look with sweeping, curved lines create a sense of movement.

The five-door concept was revealed in Europe by Stephen Odell, Ford executive vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, at a special event in Barcelona attended by about 2,500 Ford dealers, employees and journalists.

Ford has sold more than 1.8 million Ka cars since the vehicle was first launched in 1996 and the company projects that worldwide the small car segment will increase by 35 per cent from 4 million units in 2012 to 6.2 million units by 2017.

Able to seat five comfortably, the Ka Concept is equipped with technology usually found in larger cars. MyFord Dock enables occupants to store, mount and charge mobile devices such as phones and satellite navigation systems; SYNC with Voice Control and AppLink enables drivers to activate apps, play music and make phone calls, while keeping both hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

"The Ka Concept builds on Ford's small car expertise and success to offer the design and technology customers worldwide will be looking for over the coming years," Odell said. "Consumers increasingly expect to seamlessly transfer their mobile devices from home, to car, to workplace, and the Ka Concept shows how technology enabling them to do just that, will be extended to an attainable small car."

A production version of the Ka Concept will reach European showrooms in a couple of years.

Ford of Europe is responsible for producing, selling and servicing Ford brand vehicles in 50 individual markets and employs approximately 47,000 employees at its wholly owned facilities and approximately 67,000 people when joint ventures and unconsolidated businesses are included. In addition to Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford Europe operations include Ford Customer Service Division and 22 manufacturing facilities (13 wholly owned or consolidated joint venture facilities and nine unconsolidated joint venture facilities). The first Ford cars were shipped to Europe in 1903 - the same year Ford Motor Company was founded. European production started in 1911.

Original source: Ford Motor Company