Ford Ka: Getting The Best Deal

Ford Motor Company manufactures the city car Ford Ka since 1996. 2008, was when the Ford entered its second generation. This series was produced in Tychy, Poland, by Fiat. The first phase, however, is promoted in Latin America and is built in Brazil. The body style is a triple door hatchback, in both its generations. In fact, even the first generation makes had a three-door version that was convertible. That was the StrretKa and the sportier version is the SportsKa.

Pronunciation of KA

There was a lot over the way KA was pronounced. Some said the long “a” version while some used the short “a” version. Even separately the letters were read. Ford’s press agency used three of them. It was the Auto Trader, Ford’s “top brass”, who gave the insight to the actual pronunciation. It is “Ca as in Cat”.

Advertisement fiasco

In 2006, there were two commercial advertisements that were considered as controversial. The first one on Sportska showed a flying pigeon that was shattered and murdered by the bonnet of the car. The second advertisement showed how the sunroof of the car had beheaded a cat. These were immediately banned.

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Technical Characteristics of Ford Ka

Technical Characteristics of 2008 Ford Ka produced by Ford (UK).

Body Type Hatchback 3 doors / 4 seats
Weight 940 Kg
Length 3620 mm
Height 1505 mm
Wheelbase 2300 mm
Front Track 1414 mm
Rear Track 1408 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 35 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System SMPFI
Max Power 68HP (50 kW) @ 5500 rpm
Max Torque 102Nm @ 3000 rpm
CO2 Emissions 119 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1242 cc
Bore 70 mm
Stroke 78 mm
Cam Design SOHC - Single Overhead Camshaft
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 2
Total Valves 8
Compression Ratio 11.1:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes Di
Rear Brakes Dr-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 5.5J x 14 / 5.5J x 14
Standard Tyres 175/65 R 14 / 175/65 R 14
Suspension Front I.MS.CS.LW.ARB.
Suspension Rear TBAx.ARB.
Transmission manual
Number of gears 5
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 13.1 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 6.3 l/100km
Road 4.4 l/100km
Mixt 5.1 l/100km