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Ford Model K
|Automotive industry||Ford Motor Company|
|Predecessor||Ford Model B|
|Car body style||2-row Touring car|
|Internal combustion engine||Straight-6|
|Wheelbase||114 in (2896 mm)|
|Automotive design||Henry Ford|
Ford Model K was an upscale Automobile produced by the Ford Motor Company. It was introduced in 1906 and replaced the earlier Model B. The model K was aimed at the top end of the market and featured an Inline-6 (the only Ford six until 1941) giving 40 hp (30 kW). The wheelbase was 114 in (2896 mm) and could be ordered either as touring or roadster.
The Model K was a failure, something that can be attributed to both the high price (between $2500 and $3000) and poor quality. Ford was also known to make inexpensive cars and people who wanted a more luxurious car bought other brands. Production ended in 1908 after 900 cars made. The failure of the upscale line, including the Model B and K, caused two critical changes at the Ford company: it would focus for the next two decades on entry-level volume models like the Model T, and led to the departure of Alexander Malcomson, one of the founding partners, leaving Henry Ford as the majority shareholder.
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| Ford vehicles
| 1900s automobiles
| Vehicles introduced in 1906
| Goods manufactured in the United States