The third generation Ford Ka, which is slated to be launched in Brazil sometime around the Fifa World Cup, might just be launched anytime now.
Ford Brazil’s official website has put up a quick teaser page seeking details of prospective customers claiming that ‘the forthcoming launch of the global Ford will surprise you’. The details required are full name, e-mail address, and CPF number (which is their version of PAN). If you are our Brazil reader, you can enter your details here.
By the word ‘global’ here, you must have understood that the Ka is the next-gen Figo and is expected to be launched in India as well. This might just be an upgrade, a simple replacement of the present generation Figo or Ford might do a Nissan by selling the current-Gen Figo as ‘Classic’ when the Next-Gen is launched sometime next year.
The Figo concept sedan that was unveiled in India is essentially the same Ka hatchback with an added boot. Brazil also has the sedan-ized version but it is longer than 4 meters and gets a bigger boot.
In terms of engines, this new Figo hatch will/should come with the 1L EcoBoost petrol and the 1.5L or 1.4L TDCI diesel engines in India. Camouflaged mules of the new hatch have been spotted in Brazil a few days back and interestingly, the production car doesn’t look a lot different from the concept as was the case with EcoSport as well. This new Figo is expected to be manufactured at Ford’s new Gujarat plant along with the Figo sedan.