Breaking – 2015 Ford Ka/Figo revealed as the ‘Ford Ka Concept’ in Brazil

Posted on: Nov 13, 2013 - 9:51am IST

After countless spyshots and reports of the next generation 2015 Ford Ka (which is also the 2015 Ford Figo), press shots of the concept have leaked on the internet.

In fact, Indian Autos Blog reported over the weekend that Ford will have a major announcement to make on November 12th in Brazil, and our speculation turned out to be right: Meet the all new 2015 Ford Ka Concept.

Ford Ka Concept front three quarters
This is the Ford Ka Concept which previews the next generation Ford Figo/Ka.

Before we talk about the design, here are a few facts about the Ka Concept. This is the second One-Ford product to be developed and engineered by Ford’s Brazilian R&D team (the first product was the EcoSport).

The platform however, is that of the current Figo, which in turn is based on the previous Mk5 Fiesta. Our Brazilian friends who attended the presentation report that Ford will offer several features to meet the needs of consumers in different markets.

On to the design of the new Ka Concept now. While Ford wishes to call it a ‘concept’, do not be fooled for this is the production version, with production wheels, bumpers and wing mirrors (maybe the LED headlights wouldn’t feature in the production car).

Ford Ka Concept rear three quarters
The overall size of the Ka Concept puts it in the Grand i10 territory.

Speaking about the headlights, they seem to be inspired by the Ford Escort concept which was shown at this year’s Auto Shanghai in April. The grille on the other hand, a faux pass at Aston Martin maybe, is a clear indicator that this is a modern day Ford. Even the shutline of the bonnet (a straight and flat line) resembles modern Fords such as the new Mondeo, refreshed Focus and Fiesta.

Though we don’t usually speak about wing mirrors, the Ka Concept seems to sport mirrors dangerously similar to the VW Polo/Vento!

Ford Ka Concept front view
Production of the next gen Ka kicks off in Brazil by the middle of next year.

The overall size and stance of the Ka Concept hint that its a Grand i10 rival. Though other details about the Ka Concept remain undisclosed, we know that at least one EcoBoost engine (1L displacement) will be on offer, while the diesel variant could get the 1.4- or 1.5-liter DuraTorq engine, both of which are available and localized in India.

The first market to get the new Ka would be Brazil, where production is expected to kick off by the middle of next year.

Ford Ka Concept – Image Gallery

[Source – Novidadesautomotivas.blog.br]

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11 thoughts on “Breaking – 2015 Ford Ka/Figo revealed as the ‘Ford Ka Concept’ in Brazil

  1. Yuvi says:

    Good Work by Ford..! Hope they keep the same design for production vehicle which is expected to launch by 2015.

    Honestly most of the car designs are copied from other manufacturers. For Instance, The next generation Honda Jazz tail lamp profile is copied from Volvo SUV. No one can claim here about having unique design.

    With outstanding exteriors and best in classs driving dynamics, this is going to rock the indian market.

    Really got bored of seeing Hyundai’s fludic and honda’s horrible front end designs.

    Warm welcome to next generation FORD FIGO…!

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  2. Dhananjayan says:

    Good design… but reality is, this KA has hints of Datsun Go when viewed front on and Grand i10 on the sides and rear!
    But honestly, it is striking!

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  3. Ayyappan says:

    Keep the design language apart -Kinetic or Fluidic …it doesn’t matter to the layman.

    For me, the new Figo doesn’t have a unique design…. It does look like 70% Hyundai …why would I buy a Ford then ? I’d rather buy a Hyundai….

    Very poor product, if this is what it’s going to be like. Check out the new Jazz…and keep that as the benchmark for developing a hatch.

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    1. Hi! I believe the car looks very stylish in flesh, some of the Brazilians who attended the premiere told me this. They said the car will have the highest features for its class too. Ford cannot make this the size of the Jazz as they already have a competitor product for that class size – the Fiesta hatchback. This is more for the Figo, i10 and Wagon R buyers.

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  4. shreyan says:

    this design is copied from Toyota Liva rear, Hyundai i20 side Datsun Go front and Aston Martin grille

    where is the originality!?!

    Mr. Anjan Ravi. when is it launching to India?

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  5. Prithvi Kancharla says:

    I love this vehicle ,,,,as the old generation Ka had Conservative looks,this has some Aggressiveness.

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  6. Prithvi Kancharla says:

    i dont understand why people over here comments about Design language with out any basic knowledge. If you want to talk about any coping stuff, first know the basics. dont comment with half knowledge….even an LKG student will say that Hyundai is using Fluidic design language, because they advertise it. Ford Kinetic Energy Design Language started Ages ago….look at the EVOS concept….please dont just like that say it looks like LIVA,blah blah…these two are totally different products,if you comment that way,it clearly shows that someone knows nothing about Car Design Languagel. Grill must have been inspired by Aston Martin,since both of them were designed in Europe,itsk..

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  7. Deepak Chablani says:

    Sorry to say I’m disappointed with Ford yet again after the Ecosport (which I love for its design but hate it for its 4 seater cabin ,non existent boot and made for Europe specifications but sold in India model )

    The 2015 Figo looks a typical Hyundai from the rear and side profile and overall stance. Looks stupid really. The only saving grace is the Aston Martin front grill. But overall, a massive disappointment.

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  8. Sushil Cherian says:

    Is it just me or does the front looks like the Hyundai Fluidics (I10/Verna) and the rear 3 quarters reminds me very much of the Etios Liva while the full centered rear photo looks I20 !

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    1. Carguy says:

      Ford has been using the Kinetic Design style long before Hyundai even thought about the so called Fluidic design. Since Hyundai keeps on bragging about fluidic design in every ad, many people here think that every one copies their designs. The Hyundai cars need to have dynamic brilliance and high speed handling to be really worthy of being called fluidic.

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      1. Ramesh says:

        Ya Hyundai cars are based on fludic design. That is why their cars floats on road like in fluid. LOL. I personally prefer the dynamics of Ford/Fiat. Hyundai looks good and feels good but its nothing compared to driving experience in Ford/Fiat. So dont ever compare the fluidic with kinetic design of Ford. Every manufacturer have their own pros and cars.Aftreall cars are to be driven. IMO its priority than anything else. In this Ford has better lead than Hyundai..

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