Ford reveals new ‘Metal Ka’

Priced from £8,545, the Metal Ka replaces another specification level, Tattoo, in the Ka line up.

Based on the Zetec specification, the model includes chrome highlights on the door and tailgate handles, a large chrome Ka badge at the rear and silver 16" alloy wheels – although 16" black alloy wheels can be specified.

The Metal Ka is, unsurprisingly, available in three metallic paint colours and comes with a gloss black painted grille surround to complete the look.

“With Metal Ka we’re looking at fashion and also a little bit of luxury. You often see high gloss black in large and luxury segment cars but combined with the chrome this is something that is really fun,” said Martin Smith, Ford of Europe’s executive design director.

Inside, the extra touches continue with a leather steering wheel, leather and chrome gear shifter and a leather and chrome effect handbrake lever.

Other interior additions include silver top-stitched floor mats, chrome effect air vent surrounds and a chrome effect Ka badge on the centre console.

Under the bonnet, the Metal Ka comes with a choice of 1.2-litre Duratec or 1.3-litre Duratorq TDCi engine. All models will come with Ford’s Auto-Start-Stop to lower CO2 emissions and improve fuel efficiency.

Designed to give ‘extra style and fun’, the Metal Ka will sit alongside the more extravagant Ka Grand Prix and Digital models in the line up, which build on standard specification Ka models in Ford’s range.

The new Ford Metal Ka will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show this week before going on sale in the UK at the end of the month.