With a few changes this little car might have made a much better Ka than the drab little oyster they actually sold.
It’s the 2010 Ford Start which majored on efficiency and was shown at the Beijing Motor Show. Personally I dislike the C-pillar treatment, something of a theme of mine recently so I roughly changed it to show something less fragile and ill-considered.
The centrepiece of the car was a 3-cylinder Ecoboost engine for useful city economy. The exterior styling has some Ka-like shapes and was rather elegant, with just a few major styling flourishes superimposed on a sleek body. One wonders why this idea never made it any further than the showcar podium other than the fact it is not of a piece with the busy style of the Kinetically designed cars they already sell.