Ford’s popular contender in the city car segment, the Ka is very popular in Europe for its compact size, confident fuel economy and excellent handling. A benefit of the new Chrysler-Ford alliance is that Ford’s globally successful mini-car will come to the U.S. If the Ka ever does it will compete alongside cars like the Smart ForTwo, the smallest car sold in the U.S. today.

Due to the current Chrysler-FIAT conncetion, and the fact that the Ford Ka shares the same platform as the Italian automaker’s successful FIAT 500, the Ka has an even stronger case for U.S. sales. The Chrysler offering will be in dealerships wearing a price tag around $17,000 while the Ford could make sense at $10,000.

In a recent sit down with the Ford’s Executive Vice President, Mark Fields (who just so happens to be the President of all their business in The Americas) it did not seem like the Ka would be here anytime soon. Instead Ford will test the waters with the slightly larger Ford Fiesta, a model that has been spotted across America, to see if the domestic market can warm up to the idea of owning a smaller car. But he definitely didn’t rule out the Ka coming to the U.S.

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Source: Freep

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10 comments:

  (1) posted on 11.26.2015

ok something really don’t make sense here if the chrysler KA is selling in the EU for less than $ 8,000.00 the why will it sell in the US for almost $17,000.00 wow what a difference I seriously think the american people would be subject to some major price gouging WOW arw qw really that DUMB

  (429) posted on 01.2.2012

That was cool! Well, when will they bring it on USA? I feel so excited on this. Ka is very perfect as a city vehicle and I have to agree that it is an irresistible!

  (427) posted on 09.2.2011

I bet USA citizen and the fan of this Ford Ka are so excited about this news. Ka is really a cute and stunning car and the an irresistible beauty.

  (477) posted on 08.12.2011

I must agree that this Ford ka is really cute, and I bet that this one would be an eye Cather. Seems it is really great to have a car like this.

  (728) posted on 08.9.2011

It will surely become popular either on USA. I found it so cute and awesome, well I also love to have a car like this Ford Ka.

  (231) posted on 05.12.2009

Feista is ready to go soon with the expected 100k test drives. Now what should we expect from Ford marketing to secure the coming of this compact baby?

  (318) posted on 05.12.2009

Do you know that the new Ka made its on-screen debut in Quantum of Solace, being driven by Olga Kurylenko in the 22nd James Bond film, and was unveiled in October 2008’s Paris Motor Show.

  (314) posted on 05.12.2009

warming up the American market is really essential as this would mean convincing them to drive less polluting ,energy efficient cars than theur usual big muscled cars.

  (289) posted on 05.12.2009

That is right, before Ka will enter the North Amercan shore, they are surely in the process of feeling the market segment for this small cars versions and they will start with fiesta a little larger, Focus RS will come on 2013 if this hot hatch get hatched statesside by that year.

  (421) posted on 05.12.2009

The second generation Ka may be introduced to the North American market to satisfy the high demand for smaller, more efficient cars, and to complement rising sales of the Ford Focus.Such a move would make the Ka Ford’s smallest vehicle in North America, beneath the Focus. Interesting.

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