The production version of Ford's latest hatchback offering Ka unveiled in Brazil ahead of the car's expected launch around 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The Ka which is expected to go on sale in Brazil after the FIFA World Cup is more or less a mirror image of the Ka concept which was showcased in November last year, except for the minor tweaks given to the headlights and grille.
In Brazil, Ford Ka will get power from naturally aspirated 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine which can churn out a power of 85 bhp and peak torque of 10.7 kgm. The engine would come mated to five-speed manual gearbox and it would be capable of running on gasoline and ethanol.
The car which is tested for its fuel efficiency is expected to give 13 km/l in urban and 15.1 km/l in extra-urban on petrol and 13 km/l in urban and 15.1 km/l in extra-urban while running on ethanol, as reported by IndianAutosBlog.
There are also reports that the next gen Ford Figo will also be offered with 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine and in Brazil, the American auto maker will also launch the Figo sedan.
The Ford Figo Sedan will be called Ka+ in Brazil and the car is likely to hit the market by August this year. Like Ka hatchback, Ka+ will also be powered by 1.0-litre three cylinder flex-fuel engine, which is tuned to produce 85 hp of power and 105 Nm of torque. If reports are to be believed, India specific version of Ford Ka+ will be shorter than the Brazilian model and when launched the car would take on the likes of Maruti Dzire and Honda Amaze.
Talking of the India bound version of Ford Ka, the car is likely to be offered in both petrol and diesel engine options. Although the petrol engine of the car is still unclear, rumours suggest that the diesel model would come with 1.5 litre TDCi diesel engine, which can generate a power of 89 bhp and a peak torque of 204 Nm. The company is likely to sell the next gen Figo along side the current model in the domestic market and will reach Indian shores in 2015.
Ford, known for its line-up of premium cars and SUVs, is targeting the first-time buyers in emerging markets like India with the new Ford Ka.