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Ford StreetKa and Sportka

Overview

Produced: 2003-2006
Types: Hatchback,3 doors
Ford Sportka
In 2003 the Ka brand was diversified, with the addition of a new SportKa featuring a sporty body kit, wider track with stiffened suspension and redesigned 16" alloy wheels. Both models came with slightly widened bumpers front and rear with integral fog lamps. A convertible model called StreetKa also appeared, launched with the help of pop singer Kylie Minogue.

In 2005 all Ka models including SportKa and StreetKa received a slightly updated interior bringing the cabin back up to date while still retaining the look and feel of the original. Both StreetKa and SportKa received a new 95 hp 1.6-litre 8-valve Duratec petrol engine, whereas Ka, Ka Collection and LuxuryKa retained the 1.3 Duratec petrol engine.

The SportKa was noted for its surprising advertising campaign, "The Ka's Evil Twin", denouncing the Ka's traditionally perceived "cute" design.

StreetKa ceased to be officially on sale in late 2006.

A Ford KA rally championship was created in 1998  and has proved to be one of the most popular junior rally championships in Britain and Ireland. In 2007 Luke Pinder won the BRC Silverstone Tyre 1400 Championship in a Chris Birkbeck Ford KA.
Source: Motorbase
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