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Ford Ka won’t get a new generation

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Ford Ka won’t get a new generation

The North American based automaker Ford has recently announced that the Ka model won’t receive a new generation.

According to the car manufacturer, the Ford Ka won’t receive a new generation because the model isn’t expected to pass the impact tests on its local auto market. The smallest model in Ford’s lineup, the Ka, will die with this current version but not before receiving a minor facelift.

“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”, as the Ford of Europe design boss, Martin Smith, said.

If you were into the Ford Ka, don’t worry, because the carmaker is planning to develop a new mini global model, which should hit the market over the following years. As a quick reminder, the first generation of the Ford Ka has been produced between 1996 and 2008 and, for the second generation, the company has used the same platform on which the Fiat 500 is riding too. The current Ford Ka is being assembled in the Tychy plant, owned by Fiat, in Poland.

Source: Autocar

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Monday, December 24th, 2012 - filed under Ford, News. Image credit: .
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