Looks like yer' basic euro-city car to me. They should sell like hotcakes here with gas heading to $4.00 per gallon this summer. I don't see this as any different than the Italian version of the HD-F150 marketing schmaltz, which in my opinion was cheesey as a frenchmans ****.
If Ford managment had enough collective brains to blow their own noses they'd bring the Ford Ka and the newest Focus over here instead of giving the small and fuel efficiant market away to Korea. Look how successful the Chevy Aveo is, it's became GM's top seller overnight. With increased traffic, parking difficulties and gas prices little cars like this are just the ticket for urban commuters.
Assuming that we as a nation are stupid enough to keep using petroleum based transporation fuels, your scenario may play out. A while back, some dolt named JKF challenged the nation to put a man on the moon in a few short years. A few billion tax dollars later, job done. A road in this country should have many branches. More fun to ride when there are options.
No. This isn't "CAR.com" and no this isn't a paid advertisement. I simply thought that on a day of low, more meaningful motorcycle specific news that this would seem like an interesting and entertaining piece because it is motorcycle related, however thinly.--Pete