The Ford Ka is, during its first and second generation, a urban compact car (A-segment in Europe) manufactured by the American marque Ford. It is the entry-level vehicle of the brand and was created as an affordable Ford option.
The first generation is based on the Fiesta platform. It was sold in Europe since 1996. It was also sold in Latin America since the late 90s. It was an affordable five-seater vehicle with front transverse engine, designed to compete against the Renault Twingo and Peugeot 106. Its design was created by Pininfarina, and was the first model of the brand to inaugurate the ‘New Edge’ design style. It was sold with several different engines, all inline four-cylinder gasoline. The most powerful version was equipped with a 1.6-liter turbocharged Setec RoCam, which produced a total of 120 hp. A convertible variant, called Ford StreetKa, was also launched in 2003.
The second generation had two versions:
- The American version went on sale in 2008, and recycled the platform of the previous generation. It was marketed as a B-segment car. Its production ceased in 2016.
- The European version was produced since 2009 in Poland, specifically at the Fiat Tychy facility. The second-generation Ford Ka shared a platform with the Fiat 500, as well as its entire range of engines, including gasoline FIRE engines and JTD and Multijet diesel engines.
The third generation returned to Ford’s factories and was manufactured on the B-segment platform. That is why Ford calls the 3rd generation Ka “Ford Ka+“; objectively, this version belongs to a higher segment than the original model. This model started production in 2016 and production ceased in 2021 in Europe. Only the hatchback variant was marketed in Europe, although a sedan version was also sold in Latin America. There is also the Ford Ka+ Active, which is a version with crossover bodywork.
The Ford Ka has a total of three generations to date.
Ford Ka. Timing Belt or Timing Chain?
Down below you will see a list with all Ford Ka models which have been produced so far. They are classified by model identifier, year and type of bodywork. Above each list, we show you a series of pictures so that you can have a visual reference for each model. In some cases, both the original and its updated design are displayed to help you identify them with ease.
In this guide you will find all Ford Ka: Ka+, Ka Hatchback, Ka Sedan, Ka+ Active y StreetKa (Convertible).
■ Timing Belt / Cam Belt (Correa / Faja de Distribución)
■ Timing Chain (Cadena de Distribución / Cadena de Tiempo)
■ Gear Driven (Distribución por Engranajes)
■ 100% Electric, No Timing (Sin Distribución)
■ Unknown / Not Updated (Información desconocida)
If a car model is specified in blue, it means its motor engine has a timing chain; that is, it has no timing belt. The rest of the vehicles marked in grey have a timing belt/cam belt.
Índice de Contenidos
Ford Ka Mk1 – First Generation (1996)
There are no diesel-engined versions of the Ford Ka Mk1.
- ZH10JRB 1.0 i 52 CV (1997 – 1999)
- 1.0 i 65 CV (1999 – 2008)
- JJL 1.3 I 49 CV (1998 – 2008)
- JJB 1.3 I 50 CV (1996 – 2002)
- J4K 1.3 I 60 CV (1996 – 2008)
- A9B 1.3 I 70 CV (2002 – 2008)
- 1.6 92 CV (2006 – 2007)
- CDC 1.6 I 95 CV (2000 – 2008)
- 1.6 I 96 CV (2005 – 2008)
StreetKa (Cabriolet) (RL2)
There are no diesel-engined versions of the Ford StreetKa.
- CDRB 1.6 95 CV (2003 – 2005)
Ford Ka Mk2 – Second Generation (2008)
- 169A1000 1.3 TDCi 75 CV (2008)
- 169A4000 1.2 69 CV (2008)
Ford Ka Mk3 – Third Generation (2016)
Ka+ Hatchback (UK, FK)
- 1.5 TDCi 90 CV (2018)
- 1.5 TDCi 95 CV (2018)
- 1.2 70 CV (2018)
- B2KA 1.2 70 CV (2016)
- 1.2 85 CV (2018)
- YSKE 1.2 85 CV (2016)
- 1.2 88 CV (2015)
- 1.2 96 CV (2018)
- UEJB 1.5 105 CV (2017)
- 1.5 123 CV (2018)
- 1.0 SEL SE Plus Flex 86 CV (2014)
Ka+ Active (Crossover, SUV)
- 1.5 TDCi 95 CV (2018 – 2022)
- 1.2 Ti-VCT 85 CV (2018 – 2022)
Ka+ Sedan (TK, FK)
There are no diesel-engined versions of the Ford Ka Mk3 Sedan.
- 1.0 TiVCT 12V 80 CV (2014 – 2018)
- 1.0 TiVCT 12V 85 CV (2014 – 2018)
- 1.5 16V 105 CV (2014 – 2018)
- 1.5 16V 110 CV (2014 – 2018)