This flashy-looking Ford Ka is a new limited edition version of the company’s city car called Grand Prix, of which only 120 units will be produced for the Netherlands with sales set to start at the end of the month. Ford says the car is inspired by racing, but that may apply only to the design, since power comes from a modest -to say the least- 1.2-liter 69HP engine, fitted with Ford's Auto Start-Stop system.
The city car's paintwork features contrasting vivid colors and a stripe that Ford refers to as “pretty”. A large rear spoiler and 16-inch alloy wheels complete the special edition Ka's sportier look. The stripe, grille and the side mirrors are painted in a different color from the rest of the bodywork, while the interior features seats colored in red and white, plus red leather on the steering wheel, handbrake lever and gear knob. In addition, white trim can be found on the dashboard, steering wheel and door panels.
Standard equipment includes ABS, four airbags, air conditioning, remote central locking, electric windows, audio system with CD player, heated door mirrors and height-adjustable steering wheel and driver's seat.
The starting price in Holland for the Ka Grand Prix is €10,995 ($15,580), with the car being available in two liveries: Sunrise with Chrystal White accents or Chrystal White with Sunrise accents (the latter costing an extra €200).
By Dan Mihalascu