Ford unveils its first sedan-crossover concept in Brazil, is based on the Aspire platform [Update]

07/03/2019 - 13:42 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Update: The Ford Ka Urban Warrior is going into production. Noticias Automotivas has published a spy shot showing a partially camouflaged unit of the production version.

Ford Ka Urban Warrior

24 October 2018 -

Ford has revealed the Ka Urban Warrior concept in Brazil ahead of its stage debut at the 2018 Sao Paulo Auto Show next month. The concept is essentially a longer Ford Aspire Freestyle with a different name. Here are product images from the press conference held yesterday, courtesy Autos Segredos.

Ford Ka Urban Warrior Concept Front Three Quarters
If the near-production Ford Ka Urban Warrior gets the nod, Ford would be the second global car company (after Renault with the Logan Stepway) to launch a sedan-crossover in this size class anywhere in the world.

The Ford Ka Urban Warrior has a rugged styling that brings an adventurous edge to an ordinary family saloon. It is differentiated with silver skid plates on the front and rear, a 3D mesh grille and its surround both in black, black front fog lamp ornamentation, grey ORVMs, body cladding on the lower body and wheel arches, four-double-spoke alloy wheels in black and grey rear applique on the decklid.

The interior is completely in black and has no special features complementing the aggressive exterior. Powering the near-production concept is the 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine from the Dragon engine family that produces 128 CV (128 PS) at 6,500 rpm and 153 Nm of torque running on petrol and 136 CV (136 PS) at 5,500 rpm and 158 Nm of torque at 4,750 rpm running on ethanol. This flex-fuel engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Ford Ka Urban Warrior Concept Rear Three Quarters
The Ford Ka Urban Warrior employs a 1.5-litre flex-fuel engine. Given the positive praise earned by the Ford Freestyle, Ford India would do well to give this derivative a thought.

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Ford hasn’t revealed whether it plans to launch the Ka Urban Warrior yet, but maybe it will share an update once its tests the response of the Brazilian public at the Sao Paulo auto show.

[Image Source 1: autossegredos.com.br]

[Image Source 2: noticiasautomotivas.com.br]

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