For years, Ford Ka it was one of the most popular city cars in Italy. But the latest generation, called Ford Ka+, has undergone significant changes compared to previous generations of city cars, including the name. Despite the success, production was stopped. Now the first rumors are spreading about the development of the new Ford Ka 2023-2024. We assess the situation:
- How Ford Ka 2023-2024 may look like
- So Ford aims to relaunch itself in the market
How Ford Ka 2023-2024 may look like
The next one Ford Ka 2023-2024 it can offer more interior space thanks to a possible increase in size, positioning itself in the segment of versatile city cars. Despite this, the model will not be marketed as a low-cost car but as a car with the best price/performance ratio.
The car may retain its large glass area to ensure good visibility, but it could use a crossover-like elevated position, following recent market trends. The new Ka could have a hybrid or fully electric engine, depending on Ford’s knowledge of alternative engines.
The previous example was available with two engines, 1.2-liter petrol and 1.5-liter TDCI, but the new version can use a hybrid or electric solution. The design of the car can be relatively simple, characterized by a lack of options such as GPS and a small screen. Despite being shorter in length than the Ford Fiesta, the new Ka should offer more interior space thanks to the increased roof height.
So Ford aims to relaunch itself in the market
In this context of new things and repechages, new awaited Ford Explorer 2023 is the first result of the technological and production collaboration between the American car manufacturer and Volkswagen. This SUV is based on the common Meb platform, developed by Volkswagen, which has produced several model series, such as the Volkswagen ID series and the Audi Q4. By using this platform, Ford will be able to reduce the development time and cost of a large electric car.
There production of the new Ford Explorer 2023 will take place at the Ford Cologne Power Station, a gigafactory built on the site of a former Ford factory in Germany, which will also participate in the production of next-generation batteries. The car will be available in two trim levels, regular and Explorer Premium, and will go on sale from January 2023, with prices to be announced in the summer.
In 2024, a coupe crossover based on the Meb platform will also be launched along with the new one. Ford Puma produced in Romania, which can stand out for the right balance between quality and price. This is part of Ford’s sustainable development plan, which includes the conversion of other European plants and the elimination of internal combustion models.