Ford wants to make super-mini

Ford wants to make super-mini Ford is looking for partners for the production of this mini-car that would rival Fiat Seicento, Renault Twingo and the Volkswagen Lupo.Company representatives emphasize that it is quite possible production of such a model and without helpers, if they are not there.Most likely, the new CD will be released in versions of three-door hatchback and a minivan Opel Agila.Partner Ford - Japanese Mazda already has a CD called Carol and sold in the Japanese market. Carol was built by Suzuki, and he has a child - microvan AZ Wagon/Spiano. Both machines are built on a platform of Suzuki Alto.At the moment the company is considering several options be shortened platform B256, which is the last Fiesta, or will be developed platform.Among the possible engines are called 1.3-litre Duratec, which now stands on Ka, but it will be one less cylinder.Ford Ka was always a bit more and a bit more expensive than other cars in this segment. In 2000, Ford decided to stop the program on the development of the successor of this model, but the new version continued to appear were issued Streetka and Sportka with the new engine: 1.6-liter, 90-horsepower Duratec."If the Ka engine was a bit more powerful, it could compete with the Audi TT," said the chief engineer of the European branch of Ford Malcolm Thomas.22.04.2003.

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