Ford has revealed the first pictures of its new Ka which will receive its public debut at the Paris Motor Show in October.
The new model comes 12 years after the original was introduced and has now been brought in line with Ford's "kinetic" design.
Roelant de Waard, chairman and managing director, Ford of Britain, said: "The original has been a huge hit in the UK with a sales record of over 480,000 – 80% of which have been to retail customers, and many of those first-time buyers.
"I'm confident that the latest design will prove just as big a hit."
More details on the new Ka will be revealed before the Paris Motor Show in October.