The engines - future

* Based on Fiat 500 * Estimated at 7600...

The engines - future

Longer-term, the Fiat engine pool will provide Ford with plenty of other options should it want to add sporty or high-economy Econetic models to the Ka line-up.

There's the 99bhp 1.4-litre turbo that Fiat has used to create the 500 Abarth and which Ford could borrow to replace today's 94bhp 1.6-litre Sportka.

Fiat is also working on a new range of small-capacity petrol turbo engines which replace conventional mechanical valvegear with valves operated by air.

These Multi-air units will be light and compact and ideally suited to a low-fuel-consumption, low-CO2 Ka.