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    • NEWS RELEASE FORD KA PRESS PACK 1 Introduction 2 One page summary John Fleming's introduction All-New Ka highlights The Ka story 2 Ka Style 10 Exterior design Interior design Vehicle personalisation 3 Ka Life 17 Low cost, low carbon Safe and secure Connected and entertained Comfortable and practical Ka choice 4 Ka Drive 24 Driving dynamics Powertrain Safety on the move 5 Ka Techno 27 Chassis, brakes and active safety Bodyshell and passive safety Engines and transmissions 6 Ka Specifications 37 Internet: http://media.ford.com
    • -2- THE NEW FORD KA 1 Introduction 1.1 One page summary • Replacing the iconic original, the all-new Ford Ka is stylish, modern and great fun to drive • Bold, expressive styling combines Ford’s latest kinetic design language with the youthful and cheeky spirit of the original Ka • Distinctive face and chunky proportions give the new Ka a unique personality • Fashionable and striking interior features strong contrasts, imaginative details and fresh colours • Exciting personalisation packs with three design themes allow customers to customise their vehicle, inside and out • Suspension, steering and chassis have been meticulously tuned by Ford engineering specialists to deliver the most exciting driving dynamics of any small car • Extensively tested on road and track – including the Nürburgring – sharing development and expertise with the team behind the new Fiesta • Efficient and environmentally friendly with two economical, low emission engines: 1.2-litre 69PS Duratec petrol and the first Ka diesel – a 1.3-litre 75PS Duratorq TDCi • Both petrol and diesel engines feature sub-120g/km CO2 emissions • Immensely strong bodyshell and Intelligent Protection System deliver outstanding passenger safety • Studio, Style, Style + and Zetec series offer generous equipment; carefully tailored options provide customers with maximum choice and flexibility • Six-speaker sound and hands-free Bluetooth® systems for music and chat on the move • Unique features for a car of this size include heated windscreen and heated seats 1.2 John Fleming's introduction
    • -3- “The original Ka is a hard act to follow. Launched in 1996, it still looks sharp today, and well over a million customers have come to love its cute and cheeky style. The Ka was also something of a milestone for Ford. It breathed new life into our small car range, and taught us that stylish, fun-to-drive vehicles can really attract customers to our brand. Even today, the Ka has the greatest customer loyalty of any Ford car. Despite the model’s enduring appeal, however, we knew it was time to bring a new Ka to the market. When deciding how to build affordable new low-volume or niche models, it often makes business sense for a manufacturer to work with a partner. In this case Fiat, with its strong heritage in small vehicles, was a logical choice and our early discussions showed that we had a complementary approach to the project. Our priorities for the new Ka were very clear from the outset. The vehicle must drive like a Ford, look like a new Ford, yet capture the bold, fun spirit which made the original Ka so popular. Rather than taking the retro route, our designers have used Ford’s latest kinetic design language to create a fresh, modern look inside and outside the vehicle. With its cheeky grin and distinctive rear end, however, it’s very clear that you’re looking at the new Ka. Ford dynamics engineers have ensured that the new vehicle still drives like a Ka too, with the same go-kart feel which makes it such fun. Like all small Fords, the Ka is also comfortable, safe, practical and cheap to run. Combine these qualities with that unique Ka spirit and we’re confident that the new Ford Ka will become a firm favourite with the next generation of small car buyers.” John Fleming, President and CEO, Ford of Europe
    • -4- 1.3 All-New Ka highlights The exciting new Ford Ka is stylish, modern and great fun to drive. It replaces the iconic original Ka, which introduced new levels of style and enjoyment to the small-car market when it was launched in 1996. The all-new Ka retains all of the qualities which made the Ka brand so popular – compact size, great looks, lively dynamics and fun personality – but presents them in a fresh new package. With its striking interior and exterior design, outstanding dynamics and unique character, the Ford Ka sets a new standard for affordable small cars. Practical, safe, cheap to run, and friendly to the environment, it starts a new chapter of the Ka success story. Stylish and fashionable With the introduction of all-new Ka, Ford has extended its kinetic design language to the smallest car range. The new vehicle has a stylish, fashionable appearance which combines Ford’s latest design thinking with the youthful and cheeky spirit which made the original Ka so popular. Designed to make a bold statement, the all-new Ka has the compact proportions of its predecessor, but with a chunky and expressive style all of its own. A number of cues from the outgoing car ensure that the new design is recognisably a Ka, yet it has the visual dynamic qualities which mark it out as a member of the kinetic design family.
    • -5- Bold, colourful interior The interior has a stylish, dynamic design, just like the exterior. Bold contrasts and expressive colours have been deliberately chosen to reflect the more adventurous tastes of the typical Ka customer. These are combined with some imaginative design details to give the interior a fashionable and fun personality which is unusual in the B car segment. The all-new Ka is practical too, with generous interior space for its size, providing comfortable accommodation for four adults and their belongings. The high seating position, carefully placed controls and excellent visibility make the Ka a pleasure to drive. Customising your Ka A major effort was put into developing a series of fresh and colourful personalisation options to allow customers to express themselves freely. Six striking option packs offer a choice of exciting interior and exterior design treatments based on some highly original design themes. These packs are complemented by a tempting collection of individual options – from brightly coloured grille surrounds to luxurious leather seats – so that customers can have fun customising their Ka, inside and out.
    • -6- Exciting driving dynamics The original Ka was renowned for its go-kart-like handling and the all-new Ka has been designed to be just as fun and rewarding to drive with the most exciting driving dynamics of any small car. Ford’s own chassis engineering experts have tuned the suspension, steering, and chassis, with the same meticulous attention to detail which has made Ford a leader in vehicle dynamics. Final testing was conducted using a combination of public roads, proving grounds and race tracks – including the legendary Nürburgring. During the engineering process, information was exchanged with the team developing the new Fiesta and certain components, such as the tyres, were jointly developed for both models. Economical and environmentally friendly The affordable new Ford Ka is designed to be both cheap to run and kind to the environment. It uses two economical, low emission engines: a 1.2-litre 69PS Duratec petrol engine and, for the first time on Ka, a 1.3-litre 75PS Duratorq TDCi turbodiesel. Both petrol and diesel engines feature sub-120g/km CO2 emissions. The 1.2-litre petrol model, which is expected to be the largest UK seller in the new range uses 21 per cent less fuel compared with the previous 1.3-litre Ka and delivers 55.4 mpg. The diesel model – available on the Ka for the first time – improves economy still further, achieving a combined fuel consumption of 67.3 mpg.
    • -7- Safe and secure The all-new Ka may be a small vehicle, but it has been engineered to meet Ford’s strict in- house safety design guidelines. The basis of the vehicle is the bodyshell which has been developed to provide an incredibly strong, stable crash structure to protect passengers in case of an accident. The bodyshell is combined with an Intelligent Protection System (IPS) which integrates airbags, restraint systems and seating technologies to provide a highly effective occupant safety system. Ka choice The new Ford Ka is available in four series – Studio, Style, Style + and Zetec – each offering an outstanding combination of value and equipment. To complement these four models there are a number of carefully tailored options to provide customers with maximum choice when specifying their vehicle. Choose the connectivity kit and the Ka comes equipped with Bluetooth® mobile phone connectivity, a USB port to play music files through the sound system, and steering wheel controls. Combine this with one of the superb six-speaker CD sound systems and the all-new Ka provides all the necessary equipment to keep its passengers connected and entertained. Unique among vehicles in the small-car segment, the all-new Ka also offers heated windscreen and heated seats, invaluable for safe and comfortable driving in winter.
    • -8- Development and production The new Ford Ka has been developed as part of a joint venture agreement with Fiat. The vehicle is produced at the modern Fiat manufacturing plant in Tychy, Poland, sharing the production line with the Fiat 500 model. 1.4 The Ka story The original Ford Ka was launched at the Paris Motor Show in 1996. It was immediately acclaimed for its exciting “New Edge” styling and for bringing new levels of driving enjoyment to the class. Sales rapidly surged across Europe and the Ka gained the popularity which has stayed with it throughout its lifetime, with a total of over 1,460,000 vehicles produced. In the UK alone, the Ka has found 500,000 customers and has been segment leader since 2000. New derivatives, such as the exciting StreetKa and SportKa models expanded the Ka family and helped to broaden and reinforce the model’s appeal. The Ka has inspired tremendous loyalty amongst its customers with many coming back to the model time and time again. Automotive style icon Widely acknowledged as an automotive style icon, the Ka has attracted plenty of attention for its bold, engaging design. In 1998, the-then United Kingdom Prime Minister, Tony Blair, named the Ka as one of the first Millennium Products selected by the Design Council. The Ka was chosen for its forward thinking, challenging, creative and innovative design.
    • -9- At the other extreme, a special Ka was a great hit with the goldfish which swam around its interior in an unusual adaptation as a fish tank at the entrance of the London Aquarium. Major press awards included: • European Automotive Design Award 1997, for the “New Edge Design” • Best Budget Car 1997 to 2002, What Car?, UK • Favourite Car of 1996, Sunday Telegraph, UK • Car of the Year 1996, Autocar, UK • “Most Beautiful Car in the World” 1996, Automobilia, Italy • Golden Steering Wheel 1996, Bild am Sonntag, Germany • Best City Car of the Year 1997, AutoZeitung, Germany • Product of the Year 1996, Dirigentes, Spain • Best Car of the Year 1997, Automóvil, Spain
    • - 10 - 2 Ka Style • Ford’s latest kinetic design – with the youthful and cheeky spirit of the original Ka • Bold, modern design with a dynamic, expressive style • Distinctive face and chunky proportions give the all-new Ka a unique personality • Kinetic design interior with strong contrasts, imaginative details and fresh colours • Exciting personalisation packs • Colourful options to customise the vehicle, inside and out “The original Ka is considered to be a style icon, so replacing it was an exciting challenge for the design team. We applied our latest kinetic design philosophy and set about creating a contemporary city car that captured the bold and fun spirit of the original. The result is a modern and stylish design, with a distinctly cheeky character, that will extend the appeal of the Ka to a new generation of small car buyers.” Martin Smith, Executive Director Design, Ford of Europe 2.1 Exterior design With the introduction of all-new Ka, Ford has extended its kinetic design language to the smallest model in its passenger car range. The new vehicle has a stylish, modern appearance which combines Ford’s latest design thinking with the youthful and cheeky spirit which made the original Ka so popular. The all-new Ka has the same compact proportions as its predecessor but with a chunky and expressive style all of its own. A number of visual cues from the original vehicle ensure the new design is clearly a Ka yet it has the dynamic qualities which mark it out as a member of the kinetic design family.
    • - 11 - Friendly and fun character A primary objective for the design was to maintain the friendly and fun character of the original Ka and graphic elements are combined at the front and rear to create an identifiable face for the vehicle. At the front, the prominent trapezoidal lower grille – a key kinetic design feature – forms the Ka’s 'mouth', while the large swept back headlamps are its expressive 'eyes'; the button 'nose' is provided by a large Ford oval above the grille. Together these elements give the all-new Ka a welcoming, smiling face. A similar approach is taken at the rear. Here, the bold tail lamps form wide, open eyes, the tailgate handle effectively becomes the nose, and the bumper – with a trapezoid set into its centre – represents the mouth. Kinetic design elements While its distinctive face and chunky proportions give the all-new Ka its own personality, the vehicle embodies elements of the same kinetic design form language already seen in recent Ford products such as the Mondeo, Kuga and Fiesta. With full surfaces spanning taut, dynamic feature lines and a confident, athletic stance, the design of the all-new Ka sends a clear message about the vehicle’s excellent driving dynamics. Important elements of the kinetic design language featured on the vehicle include bold wheel lips, wide rocker panels and strong shoulders supported by a spear-shaped undercut line which sweeps up through the door handles towards the rear lamps. The characteristic shape of the kinetic design window line – the 'daylight opening graphic' – is also featured, although in this case the shape has been adapted to incorporate the bold window graphic from the previous Ka, with its distinctive curve of glass at the C pillar.
    • - 12 - At the rear, kinetic design graphics, such as the tailgate glass with chamfered lower corners, are combined with some other powerful visual cues from the original Ka. These include the softly curving shape of the tailgate and the sculpted shape of the roof with a spoiler integrated into its trailing edge. Fresh exterior colours The youthful, cheeky character of the all-new Ka is also reflected in the range of exterior colours which have been developed. The choices include a number of bold solid and metallic colours which are unique to the Ka, and which are in tune with the car’s fashion-driven target audience. The colour palette was developed around a series of pastel shades and also features two striking pearlescent colours: the sparkling white 'Piste' and the luscious magenta 'Blush'. 2.2 Interior design The interior of the all-new Ka has a stylish, dynamic design, just like the exterior. Bold contrasts and expressive colours have been deliberately chosen to reflect the more adventurous tastes of the typical Ka customer. These are combined with some distinctive design details to give the interior a fashionable and fun personality which is unusual in the small car segment. The all-new Ka is practical too, with generous interior space and comfortable accommodation for four adults. The high seating position, carefully placed controls and excellent visibility make the Ka a pleasure to drive. Convenient stowage for everything from iPod players and mobile phones through to coins and sunglasses ensures the interior has a place for everything.
    • - 13 - Imaginative details The kinetic design approach is reflected in the contoured forms, strong dynamic lines and full surfaces of the interior. The upper instrument panel has a slim, wing-like section and flows into the centre console with its bold graphic elements and distinctive Ka badge. Strong trapezoidal shapes are incorporated throughout the interior as a recurring design theme, featuring on the centre console, steering wheel, seat fabric and door trim. The most striking aspect of the design is the glossy white finish of the centre console bezel and door pulls. This finish provides a strong contrast to the surrounding interior trim and is an interpretation of the modern materials used in many popular consumer items. On Zetec models the treatment is extended to the instrument cluster shroud and steering wheel spokes, and the parts have a stylish pearlescent white colour. Design details, some with an almost cartoon-like quality, add to the personality of the interior. Features like the distinctive, exposed instrument cluster surround complement the attractive contouring at the top of the centre console. The simple swivelling air vents are a prominent feature of the dash panel. Shaped like the top of a juice squeezer, they can be held much like a bowling ball to adjust their direction. Bold colours and contrasts The bold use of colour and contrast extends to the wide choice of interior trims and fabrics. Two interior environment colours are available – a dark blue-grey and a lighter khaki colour – complemented by a broad range of seat designs tailored to match both the interior environment and the different exterior colours.
    • - 14 - The seats feature bright fabric inserts using contrasting colours, including some vibrant shades. Studio, Style and Style + models have patterned inserts using contemporary graphics; the Zetec series uses plain colours to emphasise the strong contrast with the other interior finishes. This attention to detail is extended to the quality and texture of the materials used throughout the cabin. The main upper instrument panel moulding has a surface texture which simulates a natural fabric like linen, while the material is specially designed to retain its attractive matt finish throughout the vehicle's lifespan. Trim gaps have been minimised in all places to reinforce the impression that the interior belongs to a much more expensive vehicle. 2.3 Vehicle personalisation The target audience for the all-new Ka enjoys making bold, personal statements through their choice of vehicle, so a major effort was put in to developing a series of fresh and colourful personalisation options which allow unprecedented freedom of expression. For the launch, a series of factory-fitted “Ford Individual” option packs have been introduced which offer a combination of exciting interior and exterior design treatments based on three very different themes. Three distinctive designs Each of the three personalisation packs provides its own distinctive exterior design, along with a matching set of interior features such as seats with unique fabrics and colour combinations, colour-coded interior finishes, and special steering wheels, gear knobs and floor mats.
    • - 15 - Each pack is designed to complement a specific combination of exterior paint colours. The interior and exterior packs can be ordered separately. The interior packs are available to customers ordering a Zetec model. The three “Individual” themes are: Digital Art – With vibrant designs in a ‘street fashion’ style, using a fresh, high-contrast green as the base colour. The exterior pack features patterned body stripes and solid green grille surround and door mirror cappings. The interior pack includes seats with patterned inserts and green headrests, green door panels, and a solid green finish to the centre console bezel, door pulls, instrument cluster shroud, steering wheel and the rings around the air vents. Finishing touches include a gear knob and handbrake handle combining green leather with an aluminium finish, and velour floor mats with green stitching. Grand Prix – An exciting motorsports theme with a chequered flag motif based on either a red or white exterior colour scheme. The exterior pack comprises patterned body stripes with solid colour grille surround and door mirror cappings, and can be combined with a rear spoiler and white alloy wheels. The interior pack features red seats with an embossed white pattern and white headrests, red door panels and red leather trim on the steering wheel. A gear knob and handbrake handle combining red leather with an aluminium finish, and velour floor mats with red stitching complete the package. Tattoo – A fashionable and fun tattoo design with a heart at its centre, created in bold metallic colours. The exterior pack includes a large decal of the tattoo logo on the roof and a smaller decal on the fender. The interior pack features seats with silver-grey fabric inserts and the tattoo logo embossed on the backrest, silver-grey headrests and door panels, and anthracite leather trim on the steering wheel. Velour floor mats with silver stitching and embroidered tattoo emblem round things off, along with a gear knob and handbrake handle combining anthracite leather with an aluminium finish. There is also a unique leather seat option which has a special metallic finish on the insert panels and an embossed tattoo emblem.
    • - 16 - Extensive personalisation choice There are also additional personalisation items that can be ordered individually, including: • Grille surrounds and matching door mirror cappings in a choice of four bold colours • Chrome door and tailgate handles, and chrome exhaust trim • Leather seats with a choice of colours to match light or dark interiors • Leather steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake • Unique centre console storage unit with elastic nets, finished in a choice of coordinated colours • Premium velour floor mats with Ka logo • Body-colour rear spoiler • 14-, 15- and 16-inch alloy wheels in a range of styles, including a white 15-inch option
    • - 17 - 3 Ka Life • Cheap to run and environmentally friendly with two economical, low emission engines • Petrol and diesel models both feature sub-120g/km CO2 emissions • Exceptionally strong bodyshell and Intelligent Protection System deliver outstanding passenger safety • Space and comfort for four adults in practical and refined interior • Four high-value series with a generous choice of attractive options • Six-speaker sound and hands-free Bluetooth® systems for music and chat on the move • Unique small-car features such as heated windscreen and heated seats “Ka customers want a distinctive and stylish car, but they also want a vehicle which fits their lifestyle and helps them stay in touch with their friends. The new Ka delivers on all counts. It has an outstanding choice of features and options, including the latest technologies to keep customers connected and entertained. Of course, life with the new Ka brings many other benefits: like all small Fords, it’s safe, practical, cheap to run, and friendly to the environment.” Maureen Graham, Brand Manager, Small Cars, Ford of Europe 3.1 Low cost, low carbon The new Ford Ka is designed to be both affordable to run and gentle on the environment. The 1.2-litre petrol model, which is expected to be the largest seller in the new range, has reduced fuel consumption by 21 per cent compared to the previous 1.3-litre Ka, with a combined consumption of 55.4 mpg. For the first time the Ka is now available with a frugal 1.3-litre diesel, which improves fuel economy still further, achieving combined fuel consumption of 67.3 mpg.
    • - 18 - Sub-120g/km CO2 emissions Low fuel consumption means reduced CO2 emissions and both petrol and diesel versions of Ka boast sub-120g/km emissions. For the petrol derivative, this represents a 21 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions compared to the outgoing car, which makes it eligible for the financial incentives that have been introduced in many European markets for sub-120g/km vehicles. The reduction in CO2 output is complemented by low overall levels of exhaust emissions. Both petrol and diesel engines meet Euro Stage IV standards. Ownership costs are reduced through careful attention to features which minimise maintenance and repair bills, such as bumper systems which withstand the regular minor knocks which are common for city-based vehicles. 3.2 Safe and secure The all-new Ka may be a small vehicle but it has been engineered to meet Ford’s strict in- house safety design guidelines. The basis of its durability is the bodyshell which was developed using the latest computer simulation tools and engineering techniques to create an incredibly strong, stable structure which protects the occupants even in severe impacts. The bodyshell is combined with an Intelligent Protection System (IPS) which integrates airbags, restraint systems and seating technologies to provide a highly effective occupant safety system. Driver and passenger front airbags are standard fitments, while pelvis and thorax side airbags and curtain airbags are available as options. To enable child seats to be fitted safely and easily, ISOFIX mounting points are fitted to the rear seats as standard on Style, Style + and Zetec series. Additional peace-of-mind
    • - 19 - Headlamp Courtesy Delay lighting provides additional safety and peace-of-mind for the occupants by activating the headlamps and side lamps after the car has been locked. The feature allows the lights to be illuminated for up to three-and-a-half minutes so that passengers can make their way securely to their destination. Vehicles with central locking also have a “greeting” feature which activates both exterior and interior lights when the car is unlocked to illuminate the surrounding area and reassure the driver that it is safe to approach. Special attention has also been given to ensuring the vehicle is well protected against thieves. The all-new Ka is designed to pass the stringent UK “Thatcham” security tests, thanks to a range of features such as high-strength locks, carefully designed shielded locking systems in the doors and an electronic immobiliser system. 3.3 Connected and entertained Mobile phones and music are now an integral part of everyday motoring life, so the all- new Ka comes ready to provide all the necessary technology to keep its passengers connected and entertained. Specify the connectivity kit and the Ka comes equipped with Bluetooth® mobile phone connectivity, a USB port to play music files through the sound system, steering wheel controls to operate the key features, and a high-series instrument cluster with information presented via the trip computer display.
    • - 20 - Hands-free Bluetooth® system The Bluetooth® system provides full hands-free capability with voice control, so that the driver can make, receive or refuse mobile phone calls using either steering wheel controls or voice commands. The system can be paired with up to three mobile phones, can play your own personalised ring-tone through the audio system, and will even support a conference call between three friends. Passengers can listen to hours of their favourite sounds using the USB port located at the foot of the centre console. MP3 players, iPods, mobile phones or USB flash drives can all be connected to the system, which supports a variety of digital formats, including MP3, WMA and WAV. Six-speaker sound Ka customers have the choice of two music packs, each of which includes a six-speaker sound system and a Radio-CD with MP3 compatibility with aux-in connector. The Advanced Music Pack – optional on the Zetec – includes higher specification speakers and head unit, plus a 100W subwoofer and a 4 x 30W power amplifier. 3.4 Comfortable and practical The expressive, fun personality of the interior has been achieved without impacting on the comfort or practicality. The vehicle’s high roofline means there is ample space for taller drivers and comfortable seating for four occupants. The design of the dashboard, and the treatment of the front and rear cabins, emphasises the feeling of space for all passengers. The driver has a high seating position with excellent visibility and with all major controls – such as the high-mounted gear lever – located close to the steering wheel, even inexperienced drivers will feel confident behind the wheel.
    • - 21 - The steering wheel itself is height adjustable, and light, responsive Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) is fitted as standard. The instrument cluster has four main dials with bright, clear graphics, and on Zetec a trip computer is centrally-mounted within the display. Minor switchgear is ergonomically positioned on the centre console with the radio-CD in the highest position to allow easy adjustment with minimal distraction from the road. This careful attention to detail helps make the all-new Ka simple and enjoyable to drive. Space for everything There is convenient stowage space in the cabin for personal items: including a generous glove box; handy door pockets and a small compartment at the bottom of the centre console which is ideal for portable music devices or mobile phones. The main luggage compartment provides a useful 224-litre capacity which can be extended to over 700 litres using the convenient folding rear seats. Driving comfort is enhanced by the quiet, controlled ride, while interior noise levels are impressively low following intensive analysis of the Sound Quality & Vibration (SQ&V) within the vehicle. Unique small-car features Customers face special challenges driving during the winter months and the Ka offers some comfort and convenience features which are unique in the city-car segment. Heated seats (optional) and a heated windscreen (standard on Style + and Zetec) are both available so drivers can be confident in starting their journeys safely and comfortably, even on the coldest of mornings.
    • - 22 - 3.5 Ka choice The new Ford Ka is available in four series, all offering an outstanding combination of value and equipment. To complement these four models there are a number of carefully tailored options to provide owners with maximum choice when specifying their vehicle. Combine this with the exciting exterior and interior personalisation packs and it’s clear that every Ka customer will be able to create a stylish and individual vehicle. The Studio model provides small-car buyers with a highly affordable and stylish package, combining excellent comfort and safety with generous levels of equipment. Standard features include: • Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) • Height-adjustable steering wheel • ABS brakes with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) • Driver and passenger front airbags • Comprehensive instrument cluster with rev counter and trip computer • Headlamp Courtesy Delay system • Electronic immobiliser • One-piece folding rear bench • Body-coloured bumpers • 14-inch wheels Style adds: • Body-coloured door handles • Body-coloured tailgate handle • Power/heated/body-coloured mirrors • Power front windows • Remote/central locking • Driver seat height adjust and 50/50 rear split seat • Rear headrests • Driver seat memory function
    • - 23 - Style + adds the luxuries of: • Air conditioning and heated windscreen The high-series Zetec model is distinguished from the Studio, Style and Style + by its body-coloured door mirrors and door handles, and by a comprehensive selection of standard comfort and convenience features. Additional equipment fitted to the Zetec includes: • Air conditioning (with pollen filter) • Remote central locking (with retractable key fob) • High series instrument cluster, trip computer, steering wheel and gear knob • Theatre dimming interior lights • Front fog lamps • 15-inch wheels Options Ka customers can choose from a wide range of attractive options to tailor the vehicle to their own requirements. Some of the key options are: • Connectivity kit – including USB port, Bluetooth® capability and steering wheel with control switches • Advanced music pack – featuring a radio-CD with MP3 compatibility and six upgraded speakers, including a subwoofer with separate amplifier • Exterior style packs – featuring alloy wheels, privacy glass and fog lamps (depending on series) • Heated front windscreen • Heated front seats • Automatic climate control • Leather seat trim • Panorama fixed glass sunroof (from 2009) • Rear parking sensors
    • - 24 - 4 Ka Drive • All-new Ka embodies Ford's acclaimed DNA and is fun and rewarding to drive, with the most exciting driving dynamics of any city car • Suspension, steering and brakes meticulously tuned by Ford vehicle dynamics specialists • Tested on road and track – including the Nürburgring – sharing expertise with the new Fiesta development team • Lively 1.2-litre 69PS Duratec petrol and 1.3-litre 75PS Duratorq TDCi engines • Outstanding active safety with comprehensive range of braking, traction control and stability systems “The original Ka is great fun to drive, and we were determined to make sure that the new vehicle continued that tradition. Ford engineers brought their knowledge from our latest models, including the new Fiesta, and tuned the chassis to give the same outstanding driving quality. We think the new Ka has best-in-class driving dynamics and we hope our customers agree.” Matthias Tonn, Ford Ka Chief Programme Engineer, Ford of Europe 4.1 Driving dynamics When the original Ford Ka was launched it was immediately praised for its go-kart-like handling and its lively driving experience. The all-new Ka is true to that heritage and has been designed to be fun and rewarding to drive. Ford’s own vehicle dynamics experts tuned the suspension, steering and brakes to ensure that the all-new Ka embodies Ford’s DNA, delivering the same acclaimed driving quality as the larger models in the Ford range. The all-new Ka’s ride, handling and steering all benefitted from the meticulous attention to detail which has made Ford a leader in driving dynamics. Natural, responsive steering
    • - 25 - To achieve the natural, responsive steering which plays a key role in making the all-new Ka such fun to drive, the engineers made a series of important changes. These included adding a rear anti-roll bar, uprating the front anti-roll bar, stiffening the suspension bushes and mounting points, and modifying the responses of the steering system components. Springs and dampers were then selected and tuned to suit these new chassis settings so the precise steering would be complemented by balanced, sporty handling and a taut, well- controlled ride. Final testing was conducted using a combination of public roads, proving grounds and race tracks – including the legendary Nürburgring. During the engineering process, information was exchanged with the team developing the new Fiesta, and certain components, such as the tyres, were jointly developed for both models. 4.2 Powertrain The new Ford Ka is available with a choice of two powertrains: the responsive and economical 1.2-litre 69PS Duratec petrol engine, and the refined and efficient 1.3-litre 75PS Duratorq TDCi diesel engine. The engines are mated to a smooth-shifting five-speed manual gearbox. Both petrol and diesel engines are ideally suited to the 'cut and thrust' of city driving, with a broad spread of torque and lively performance. Ford powertrain engineers have tuned the calibration of the engines to ensure they respond swiftly and accurately to throttle inputs, providing the driver with precise control and an excellent performance feel.
    • - 26 - 4.3 Safety on the move Active safety was given equal priority to passive safety during development and the all- new Ka's outstanding handling and road-holding characteristics are supported by a comprehensive range of braking, traction control and stability systems. An advanced ABS anti-lock braking system is fitted as standard on all Ka models and is complemented by an Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) system which controls the amount of braking on the rear axle to maintain the balance of the vehicle and prevent the wheels locking. Enhancing stability and safety To improve active safety performance even further, Ka customers can specify an Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) system which provides a number of functions to enhance vehicle stability and safety. These include: • ESP – restores stability in a potential skid by applying brakes and reducing engine power • Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) and Engine Drag torque Control (EDC) – ASR prevents the driven wheels from slipping in low-grip conditions by modulating engine torque or braking a wheel; EDC takes over if the driver changes down abruptly in low-grip conditions, preventing a skid by restoring torque to the engine • Hill Start Assist (HSA) – prevents the vehicle from rolling backwards during a hill start • Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA) – electronically boosts brake performance during emergency stop situations Ford engineers worked with the system suppliers to calibrate the ESP in line with the Ford DNA so that it suits the excellent handling characteristics of the all-new Ka. This ensures it only activates when required, so drivers can enjoy the vehicle’s outstanding dynamics without unnecessary interference from the stability program.
    • - 27 - 5 Ka Techno 5.1 Chassis, brakes and active safety To help achieve its class-leading driving dynamics, the all-new Ka employs chassis systems that have been meticulously tuned by Ford engineers to deliver the same acclaimed driving quality as the larger models in the range. The vehicle also uses advanced braking and stability systems to help achieve outstanding levels of active safety. Electric power-assisted steering All-new Ford Ka models are fitted with speed-sensitive Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) as standard. The phasing of the steering system components have been carefully refined by Ford engineers to ensure that the Ka has the natural, quick steering responses and precise feedback which help make it so enjoyable to drive. The steering is also pleasantly light and easy to use at low speeds. A major advantage of the EPAS system is its significant benefits to fuel economy and CO2 emissions. The system only operates when steering assistance is required, thereby reducing the power it consumes from the engine and the fuel it requires. This compares favourably to a traditional hydraulic pump system which operates continuously once a car’s ignition is engaged. The steering is a rack and pinion design requiring three turns lock-to-lock; the all-new Ka has a turning circle of just 9.2 metres, providing outstanding agility and manoeuvrability during city driving.
    • - 28 - Suspension systems While the all-new Ka uses a conventional suspension design with MacPherson struts at the front and torsion beam axle at the rear, it has been comprehensively tuned by Ford vehicle dynamics specialists to deliver class-leading steering, handling and ride. The primary focus was on the rear suspension which features a lightweight folded sheet steel torsion beam with double acting telescopic hydraulic dampers located beneath the floor of the bodyshell. To achieve their objectives, Ford engineers significantly increased rear roll stiffness by adding an anti-roll bar to the rear axle, while also stiffening the bushes in the attachment points. The front suspension was also modified to complement the changes at the rear. The MacPherson strut system has a transverse lower control arm anchored to an auxiliary crossbeam and an anti-roll bar connected by rods to the shock absorbers. To help achieve quick, precise steering responses, Ford engineers uprated the anti-roll bar and utilised stiffer bushes at the front and rear of the lower control arm. Working closely with equipment suppliers, Ford engineers then tuned the dampers and springs to match the revised chassis settings, so the precise, responsive steering would be complemented by balanced, sporty handling and a taut, well-controlled ride. The characteristics of the damper top mounts and spring bump stops were also uprated, using the same detailed approach which has made Ford a leader in vehicle dynamics. During the engineering process, expertise was exchanged with the team developing the new Fiesta, and certain components, such as the tyres, were jointly developed for both models.
    • - 29 - Brakes The braking system on the all-new Ka features front disc and rear drum brakes with an advanced ABS anti-lock system fitted as standard to all models. Both petrol and diesel vehicles use 240mm diameter front discs, with ventilated discs specified for the diesel version; 180mm drum brakes are fitted to the rear of all models. The braking system features two independent crossover hydraulic circuits with servo assistance to provide safe, consistent braking with short stopping distances. The ABS system has four active sensors, four channels and a hydraulic control unit with eight solenoids, helping the vehicle to maintain the maximum braking effort even with each wheel close to locking. ABS is supplemented by an Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) system, which distributes the braking force between the front and rear wheels, taking account of the available grip and brake pad efficiency. The EBD system helps to prevent the rear wheels from locking and maintain the balance of the vehicle under heavy braking. Active safety features As part of a comprehensive approach to active safety, the all-new Ka offers a comprehensive range of braking, traction control and stability systems to complement the vehicle’s outstanding handling and road-holding characteristics. In addition to the braking systems described above, Ka customers can specify a sophisticated Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) module as mentioned on page 26 and overleaf which provides a number of functions to enhance vehicle safety.
    • - 30 - The main features in detail: • ESP – The ESP system helps the driver to control the car in a potential skid situation when stability is at risk. Using sophisticated sensors to assess whether the vehicle is approaching an understeer or oversteer condition, the system restores stability by applying brakes to individual wheels and reducing engine power. Ford engineers worked with the system suppliers to calibrate the ESP system to suit the excellent handling characteristics of the all-new Ka. This ensures the system is only activated when required and any intervention is as gentle as possible. This enables drivers to enjoy the vehicle’s outstanding dynamics without unnecessary interference from the stability program. • Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) and Engine Drag torque Control (EDC) – The anti- slip system provides automatic traction control in low-grip conditions, working at all speeds. When the ABS wheel sensors detect wheelspin, the system either reduces engine torque (if both wheels are spinning) or applies the brake to an individual wheel (if a single wheel is spinning), much like a self-locking differential. The EDC system takes over if the driver changes down abruptly in low-grip conditions, restoring engine torque and preventing skidding. • Hill Start Assist (HSA) – The hill start assist system helps drivers to pull away smoothly during a hill start. It uses the ESP sensors to identify a hill-start situation, and when the brake pedal is released, the system maintains pressure on the front brakes for about two seconds, allowing the driver to set off without the vehicle rolling backwards. The system is also activated when the vehicle is facing downhill and reverse gear is selected. • Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA) – During emergency stop conditions, the HBA system uses the ABS control unit electronically to boost brake performance and ensure that maximum retardation is achieved – whatever pressure the driver applies to the brake pedal.
    • - 31 - 5.2 Bodyshell and passive safety The body structure and safety equipment in the all-new Ka were developed using the same Ford safety design guidelines applied to all of the company’s passenger cars worldwide. These guidelines set stringent requirements for the testing and performance of safety systems which go significantly beyond any legal standards. Key areas covered by the design guidelines are safety belt and airbag systems, pedestrian protection and vehicle performance in a wide range of crash situations including full frontal, offset frontal, dynamic side and rear impacts. Body design The basis of the vehicle, the bodyshell, was developed using the latest computer simulation tools and engineering techniques. Key objectives for the body were to minimise weight, achieve maximum torsional stiffness and to create a robust safety cell for crash protection. The body design was also developed to achieve optimum pedestrian protection. To achieve the best combination of light weight and structural performance, high-strength and Boron steels were employed in the critical load-bearing parts of the structure, such as in the main pillars and crash zones. High-strength and Boron steels can be used in thinner gauges than conventional steels, reducing weight while providing improved strength and rigidity. Extensive computer simulations helped to optimise the structure’s crash performance, ensuring the energy of the impact is channelled through specially designed load paths through the body, minimising any deformation to the main passenger cell and cabin floor.
    • - 32 - In frontal impacts, the all-new Ka channels energy through the two side rails, with a third load path through the suspension subframe. For side impacts, the B-pillars, rocker panels and doors feature carefully designed reinforcements to ensure the body sides retain their structural integrity and minimise intrusion into the passenger compartment. The result of the development work is an incredibly strong, stable crash structure which can protect the occupants in the event of a severe collision. Intelligent Protection System While the bodyshell forms the first line of defence, it works together with the Intelligent Protection System (IPS) which integrates airbags, restraint systems and seating technologies to provide optimum protection for the occupants. All of the IPS features were developed through intensive testing with computer analysis, individual component and subsystem tests, simulations with the sled crash rig and full vehicle crash tests to ensure that the systems worked effectively together, and the highest possible levels of safety were achieved. Driver and passenger front airbags are standard fitments on the all-new Ka while pelvis and thorax side airbags and curtain airbags are available as options. Airbag operation is managed by an electronic control unit which evaluates crash severity via a number of sensors located throughout the vehicle, carefully calibrated to suit the vehicle’s particular crash characteristics. If a customer wishes to carry a rear-facing child seat in the front of the vehicle, the front passenger airbag may be deactivated. In line with Ford’s corporate policy, this functionality needs to be enabled with the help of a Ford dealer.
    • - 33 - The Ford Ka IPS includes the following features: • Front airbags for the driver and front-seat passenger • Optional pelvis and thorax side airbags for the driver and front-seat passenger • Optional inflatable curtain airbags to protect front seat passengers in side impacts • Three-point safety belts with pretensioners and load-limiters for the front seat occupants • Three-point safety belts for the two rear seat occupant positions • Anti-submarine front seat design • "Beltminder" safety belt reminder system for the driver Pedestrian protection The all-new Ka has been developed to achieve optimum pedestrian protection. The bonnet and engine compartment have been carefully designed to protect pedestrians from impacting hard surfaces and sharp edges. The bumper also includes energy-absorbing features which act as another key pedestrian safety element. It has been engineered with specific deformation properties to avoid causing pedestrian lower leg injuries, for example to the thigh bone and knee joint. Safety engineers and designers worked hand-in-hand to shape the fine detail of all-new Ka’s distinctive headlamps to protect pedestrians, particularly children. The location and dimensions of the headlamps – a key design element of the front end – were carefully chosen to minimise exposure to direct contact with the head in an impact. 5.3 Engines and transmissions The new Ford Ka goes on sale with a choice of two powertrains: the responsive and economical 1.2-litre 69PS eight-valve Duratec petrol engine, and the advanced 1.3-litre 75PS 16-valve Duratorq TDCi diesel.
    • - 34 - Both petrol and diesel engines are environmentally friendly low carbon sub-120g/km CO2 units and satisfy Euro Stage IV standards. Both the 1.2-litre petrol engine and 1.3-litre turbodiesel are fitted with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The engine calibrations and overall driving quality and smoothness of the powertrains were optimised by a team including Ford ‘performance feel and driving smoothness’ specialists. 1.2-litre 8v Duratec petrol • 1,242 cc, 4-cylinders, 8 valves • Power: 69PS @ 5,500 rpm • Torque: 102Nm @ 3,000 rpm The 1.2-litre Duratec petrol engine is designed to deliver spirited performance without compromising fuel economy. The engine is an eight-valve SOHC design that has been tuned to deliver high torque at low engine speeds, providing excellent responsiveness and driveability. The engine incorporates advanced technologies to enhance efficiency, including phased sequential multipoint injection and a drive-by-wire, electronic throttle control system; an active knock sensor optimises ignition advance under all operating conditions. The ignition coils are grouped together in a single block with very short high voltage cables, resulting in a reduction in spark plug wear, improved cold starting and a reduction in the risk of disturbance to on-board instruments.
    • - 35 - Engine performance has also been enhanced through the use of a high-turbulence combustion chamber, together with convergent/divergent intake ports and revised camshaft profiles. Operating refinement and 'Sound Quality and Vibration' (SQ&V) has been improved by optimising the performance of both intake and exhaust systems, reducing crankshaft vibrations through computerised selection of the main bearings, and by adopting a special engine mounting system which minimises the transfer of engine vibrations to the body. To minimise exhaust emissions, particularly during cold starts or on short journeys, the catalytic converter is welded to the side of the exhaust manifold within the engine bay. This allows the catalyst to reach operating temperatures more rapidly. 1.3-litre 16v Duratorq TDCi diesel • 1,248 cc, 4-cylinders, 16 valves • Power: 75PS @ 4,000 rpm • Torque: 145Nm @ 1,500 - 3,000 rpm The 1.3 litre 16v Duratorq TDCi engine delivers outstanding fuel economy, smooth torque and refined performance. The engine is an advanced direct-injection design using second generation common-rail fuel injection. It features a Borg-Warner fixed geometry turbocharger with waste gate and intercooler with an electronically controlled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and cooling system. The engine is compact and light, with an overall weight of 130kg. It features four valves per cylinder operated by twin overhead camshafts with maintenance-free hydraulic tappets. The cylinder head is equipped with highly efficient directional intake ports to ensure an optimum fuel mix despite the engine’s small bore.
    • - 36 - To achieve smoother, quieter combustion, reduced emissions and increased performance, the common-rail injection system divides the main fuel injection into multiple smaller injections. Its electronic control unit adjusts injection strategy continually in relation to engine speed, torque demand and coolant temperatures. The 1.3-litre diesel delivers excellent environmental performance thanks to an emissions control system which features an electronically triggered EGR valve managed directly by the engine control system, a heat exchanger to cool re-circulating exhaust gas, and a close- coupled catalytic converter. Transmission Both the 1.2-litre Duratec petrol and 1.3-litre Duratorq TDCi engines are mated to a slick- shifting and robust five-speed manual gearbox. The compact transmission offers a light, smooth gear change through careful attention to minimising the inertia of the driven clutch plate and the introduction of new seals. The gearbox casings, developed using advanced computer analysis, are light yet display high noise absorption efficiency. The gearbox features a dual-cable shift mechanism that provides a swift, accurate change, and which prevents engine vibrations from being transmitted to the dashboard-mounted gear lever. A collar 'détente' on the gear lever is used to prevent reverse gear being selected inadvertently.
    • - 37 - 6 Ka Preliminary Technical Specifications ENGINES 1.2Duratec 1.3Duratorq TDCi In-line four cylinder petrol, In-line four cylinder turbodiesel, Type transverse mount transverse mount Displacement cm³ 1242 1248 Bore mm 70.8 69.6 Stroke mm 78.9 82.0 Compression 11.1 : 1 17.6 : 1 ratio Max power PS (kW) 69 (51) 75 (55) At rpm 5500 4000 Max torque Nm 102 145 At rpm 3000 1500—3500 Valve gear SOHC, 8-valve DOHC, 16-valve Cylinders 4 Camshaft drive Toothed belt Chain Crankshaft bearings 5 Engine Marelli Marelli management Phased sequential multipoint Common-rail direct injection, Fuel injection injection turbocharger and intercooler Oxidation catalyst with EGR, Emission control Three-way exhaust catalyst optional particulate filter (DPF) Emission level Euro 4 Fuel type Petrol Diesel Fuel tank L 35 capacity Lubrication Pressure-fed lubrication system with full flow oil filter system Lubrication system L 2.5 + 0.3 capacity with filter Cooling system Water pump with thermostat, valves and vent Cooling system L 4.85 6.3 capacity, incl. heater Battery V/Ah 12/50 Alternator V/A 14V-70/75/90/105A (output depends on vehicle specification)
    • - 38 - POWER AND TORQUE CURVES power torque 120 120 1.2 Duratec 110 110 100 100 90 90 80 80 TORQUE [Nm] 70 70 POWER [PS] 60 60 50 50 40 40 30 30 20 20 10 10 0 0 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 5000 5500 6000 6500 rpm power torque 160 160 150 1.3 Duratorq 150 140 140 130 130 120 120 110 110 100 100 TORQUE [Nm] POWER [PS] 90 90 80 80 70 70 60 60 50 50 40 40 30 30 20 20 10 10 0 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 5000 5500 rpm
    • - 39 - DRIVELINE Drive: Transverse engine, front wheel drive Transmission: Five speed manual, fully synchronised transmission with shift cable and dual driveshafts Ratios: 1.2 Duratec 1.3Duratorq TDCi 1. Gear 3.909 3.909 2. Gear 2.158 2.158 3. Gear 1.480 1.345 4. Gear 1.121 0.974 5. Gear 0.897 0.766 Reverse gear 3.818 3.818 Final drive 3.438 3.438 BODY STRUCTURE Computer-optimised, high-efficiency, unitary-welded steel body incorporating rigid occupant cell and front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones; direct-glazed windshield. Aerodynamics (1.2 Duratec) cw 0.337 A 2.11m2 cw * A 0.711 ANTI-CORROSION Multi-stage paint and body protection process, including extensive pre-coating of zinc on steel panels, optimised phosphate spray coat, electro coat primer, primer/surfacer, basecoat/clear coat topcoat system, comprehensive wax injection of cavities, PVC under body coating plus stone chip protection. Front and rear plastic wheel arch liners, textile anti-scuff panels on rear load sill.
    • - 40 - CHASSIS Front axle: Independent MacPherson struts with coil springs over gas filled damper units, and lower wishbones anchored to a subsidiary cross member, anti-roll bar connected to damper units. Rear axle: Torsion beam axle with anti-roll bar Steering: Rack and pinion with electric power-assistance Turns lock-to-lock: 3 Turning circle: 9.25m (kerb to kerb, with R14) Braking: Dual circuit, diagonally split, hydraulically operated front and rear with front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. Vacuum servo assisted with electronically controlled four-channel brake distribution ABS and optimised brake assist. Dimensions: Front discs: 240mm diameter (ventilated for diesel) Rear drums: 180mm diameter WHEELS AND TYRES Wheels Tyres Ka Studio, Style, and 5.5 J x 14-inch Steel 175/65 R14 Style + Ka Zetec 6.0 J x 15-inch Steel 195/50 R15 Optional: 5.5 J x 14-inch alloy for Studio, Style, and Style + 6.0 J x 15-inch and 6.5 J x 16 alloy for Zetec Spare wheel: 155/80 R13 (optional: tyre repair kit standard)
    • - 41 - DIMENSIONS Standard Body Overall length mm 3620 Overall width (without mirrors) mm 1894 (1658) Overall width with folded back mm 1702.7 mirrors Overall height mm 1505 Wheelbase mm 2300 Track front mm 1414 rear mm 1408 Shoulder room front mm 1277 rear mm 1242 Headroom front mm 987 rear mm 930 Legroom front mm 1035 rear mm 825 Luggage volume / VDA-Norm: to rear seatback/seatback heights L 224 to front seats L 747 Load length, to front seat mm 1217 backs Load length, to rear seat mm 592 backs Load width between wheel arches mm 1018 Load height, to roof mm 854 Load height, to parcel shelf mm 567 Height of boot sill mm 757
    • - 42 - WEIGHTS Gross Axle loads (max) vehicle mass Power Basic kerb1 Payload front rear kW kg 1.2 Duratec 51 940 380 1320 830 640 1.3 Duratorq TDCi 55 1055 360 1415 830 640 1 EG-basic kerb weight incl. driver (75 kg), lubricants and filled fuel tank (90%). All weights are valid for vehicles with basic specification. Trailer braked Towing limit / kg Trailer unbraked 12% 1.2 Duratec 0 0 1.3 Duratorq TDCi 0 0 Nose weight limit: 0 kg Roof weight limit: 50 kg PERFORMANCE, FUEL ECONOMY, EMISSIONS Acceler. CO2- Fuel consumption 1999/100/EC 2 Power Max speed 0-100 combined litre / 100 km (mpg) km/h mode kW km/h s Urban Extra Urban Combined g/km 1.2Duratec 51 159 13.1 6.3 4.4 5.1 (55.4) 119 1.3DuratorqTDCi 55 161 13.1 5.2 3.7 4.2 (67.3) 112 2 Figures are valid for vehicles with basic specification.
    • - 43 - SECURITY Standard electronic immobiliser PATS; steering column lock, shielded door locks, remote controlled central locking system (standard on Style, Style + and Zetec). SAFETY Front air bags with crash severity sensing, optional pelvis and thorax side air bags and inflatable side curtains, pyrotechnic pretensioner and load-limiting retractor for driver and front passenger safety belts, collapsible pedals, ABS with EBD. Rigid occupant protection cell and energy-absorbing crumple zones. Three-point automatic safety belts and height-adjustable headrests are standard on all seats. ISOFIX brackets are standard on Style, Style+ and Zetec. Note: This information was correct at the time of going to print. However, Ford policy is one of continuous product development. The right is reserved to change these details at any time. ### Ford news releases and high-resolution photographs are available on the Ford Motor Company media Web site (http://media.ford.com). Contact: Emma Bergg Ford of Britain Public Affairs +44 (0) 1277 252835