In February 2000, Ford specialists began the development of a prototype of StreetKa. That same year, the prototype was unveiled at the Turin Motor Show. Enthusiastic public and the press have raised questions about the company's mass production of Ford StreetKa. The famous Italian design studio «Pininfarina» took a participation in the development of the model. During the work, it was decided that the majority of components of the new model will be unique. So there were only a platform and engine compartment that Ford StreetKa took from the model Ka. All the rest was the original.
The first serial model was shown at the Paris Motor Show in 2002. It was a surprisingly compact and elegant convertible with a folding soft top. Mechanism of laying top takes up little space, what gives a possibility of saving quite roomy (relative to other similar machines) trunk with a volume 0.214 m3.
Ford StreetKa is not just an open version of the usual hatchback "Ka". This is a separate model, which has a very individual appearance and other technical stuffing.
This is rather unusual, stylish and dynamic car. Ford StreetKa is brightly decorated inside and it is more chic than usual Ka. Average driver sits easily. Although the steering column is not regulated, there are enough ways to move the seat for comfortable fit. The car has acceptable lateral support seats, sufficient range of settings both in length and height. The only thing buyer can criticize is smallish pillow of chair, which does not provide full support for the hips and comfortable placement of left foot.
The car looks more aggressive by installing wider tires and larger wheel tracks. The suspension has been revised, and became tougher. The power steering has become more "sharp" - only 2.6 steering wheel turns from lock to lock.
Petrol 8-valve 1.6-liter engine with capacity of 95 hp completed with a five-speed manual gearbox acts as a driving force. Acceleration to 100 km / h takes 12.1 seconds. Fuel consumption is 7.9 liters per 100 kilometers.
In the configuration StreetKa Luxury there are air conditioning, sport steering wheel, leather-covered, radio, alarm, power, alloy wheels, soft folding roof, ABS, heated seats, air bags for the driver and passenger.