Sunday, 24 May 2015

NEWS - Ford upgrades smaller models

Ford is revitalising its two smallest cars, with both the Ka and Fiesta seeing some minor upgrades. For the former it comes in the form of two new editions; the Zetec Black and Zetec White. For the fiesta there are some improvements to the sporty Zetec S model with an upgraded EcoBoost engine.

The Ford Ka Zetec Black and Zetec White editions offer black bodywork or white bodywork and white interior detailing. Both colour schemes create a classic look with a fresh, contemporary appeal. An optional body colour roof spoiler is offered, while black 16in five-spoke alloy wheels are standard.

“Black and white is a timeless combination that evokes thoughts of chic 1960s style, and now inspires the design of products from consumer electronics to training shoes,” said John Mcleod, chief designer, Vehicle Personalisation, Ford of Europe. “We’ve used that simple combination to deliver a distinctive Ka interior with a charismatic twist.”

A contrasting interior design for the Ka Zetec Black and Zetec White editions is dominated by a unique seat trim in black with white detailing. The leather steering wheel and handbrake also feature white stitching, as do the gear shift gaiter and unique, double-stitched floor mats. The gearshift knob, the steering wheel spokes, centre console, door grab handles and air-vent surrounds are finished in Pearl White.

Ka Black and White Editions are offered equipped with Ford’s 1.2-litre Duratec petrol engine, achieving 57.6mpg fuel efficiency and 115g/km CO2 emissions. So still no EcoBoost, which is what I think the Ka would really benefit from.

Following the success of the sporty Fiesta Red and Black Editions, the popular, multi-award winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost in 140PS guise is now available on the standard Zetec S range. The 17in wheel design from the Red and Black editions now becomes standard on all Zetec S models.

All Fiesta models from Style upwards now receive front LED daytime running lights as standard and DAB radio becomes a free-of-charge option on Zetec S. Two new exterior colours for Fiesta are Magnetic, a sparkling metallic grey and Candy Red, a vibrant tinted clear-coated red.

For more information why not visit your local Ford dealer or log on to their website.

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