The Ford Ka will be launched on the China car market in the fourth quarter of this year, debut is expected for the Guangzhou Auto Show in December. The Ford Ka will be manufactured in China by the Changan-Ford joint venture. The China-made Ford Ka will be based on the 2014 Brazil-made Ford Ka (pictured) which debuted late last year as a concept and will launch on the Brazilian market in April.
The Chinese Ford Ka will be positioned under the China-made Ford Fiesta and will battle mainly with the hugely popular Chevrolet Sail. Price will start around 50.000 yuan en end around 70.000 yuan ($8200-11.500), giving Ford an entry in a very important segment of the Chinese auto market for the first time.
There will be two engines available: a 1.0 liter three-cylinder Ecoboost with 80hp and a 1.5 liter four-cylinder with 111hp, both mated to a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic. Earlier on we heard the Ka was going to get a 1.3 as well but that engine seems off the table for now. The Ka will come as a five-door hatchback or a four-door sedan.