Ford is going to replace the Ka city car in Europe with a new model, putting to rest previous reports that suggested otherwise.
The confirmation came from the lips of Barb Samardzich, Ford’s Chief Operating Officer who spoke to AutoNews.
“It's coming, I can say that,” she said during Ford’s Mobile World Congress tech event. What she didn’t say though is when the new Ka is scheduled for launch.
Unlike the current model which is based on the Fiat 500, the new Ka will be based on the Brazilian model which in turn is built on the Fiesta platform. Ford has said that they have made ‘significant’ enhancements to adapt the Brazilian Ka for Europe.
The new Ford Ka was reportedly scheduled to arrive by the end of 2015, with the company still remaining silent about when their new city car is finally coming.
Note: Brazilian Ford Ka pictured