Ford Ka Facelift Rendered

Ford Ka facelift 1 photo
Ford probably knew the second generation Ka wasn’t going to be as successful as the first one. Consumer sentiment had shifted towards crossovers, and small cars could no longer get away with being cheap and cheerful.
Features like airbags, air conditioning, ABS, ESP and a decent stereo are all expected, which means small city cars aren’t necessarily going to be cheaper to buy and run than supermini.

The victim of this trend is the Ford Ka, which is unlikely to get a replacement after production of the current one ends.

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 told AutoCar magazine.

Automotive Graphics manipulator Theophilus Chin decided to have a go at facelifting the Fiesta. The grille has been lifted and is chromed, giving the Fiesta a more upmarket look. At least that’s what Ford would say, but without the retro looks, it’s no match for the Fiat 500 with which it shares its platform.

There’s a big problem with the Ford Ka, and that’s the Ford Fiesta. The price difference is to small to justify buying the little Ka over the most dynamically competent car in its class. To find out more about the probably death of the Ka, read our editorial.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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