Ford revealed the new KA+– for the very first time also offered as new KA+ Active crossover version– delivering greater comfort and benefit, more chauffeur help technologies than the present model, and boosted exterior and interior styling.
Offering generous space for five passengers and sufficient baggage, the new KA+ and KA+ Active are available with technologies including Ford’s SYNC 3 interactions and home entertainment system, rain-sensing wipers and automated headlamps.
The new Ford KA+ and KA+ Active for the first time likewise deliver a choice of petrol and diesel powertrains, including Ford’s new improved and fuel-efficient 1.2-litre, three-cylinder Ti-VCT (Twin independent Variable Camshaft Timing) petrol engine offering 70 PS or 85 PS, and Ford’s 95 PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel motor developed to fulfill the requirements of higher-mileage drivers.
The new Ford KA+ Active further enhances the compact five-door model with rugged bodystyling, raised ride-height and unique chassis tuning, distinct front grille styles, unique interior finishes and a top-level basic equipment requirements.
The KA+ was presented for clients in Europe as a roomy, well-equipped and value-for-money little car that uses excellent fuel-efficiency and fun-to-drive characteristics at an inexpensive rate.
The Ford KA+ Active crossover is the second in a new line-up of Active cars to be offered by Ford, following the Fiesta Active that goes on sale later on this year. Active models feature SUV-inspired styling, raised flight height and additional cladding, while delivering hatchback functionality and real Ford fun-to-drive qualities.
Available in Essential and Ultimate specifications, in addition to the new Active model, the new KA+ features a high-mounted trapezoidal grille and large, swept-back headlamps, in keeping with Ford’s latest design language.
A new mesh grille features a chrome surround, and standard foglamps and daylight running lamps are highlighted with a distinctive C-shaped chrome information, echoed by a C-shaped moulding at each corner of the rear bumper. Changed front and rear bumpers add to the assertive new look.
The Ford KA+ Active features ride height raised by 23 millimetres and exterior styling improved with additional rocker and wheel-arch cladding, a special black surface for the upper and lower front grilles, and roof rails for bring bikes and sports equipment– to support active way of lives. More unique specification for the KA+ Active consists of distinct 15-inch alloy wheels and Canyon Ridge bronze metallic exterior paint colour.
The Ford KA+ interior features a grained finish on the instrument panel and resilient trim products in a stylish dark charcoal colour scheme. Distinctive chrome accents are used in locations regularly touched by clients and extremely visible areas such as the door release manages, centre console controls and air vents.
The KA+ Active cabin is enhanced with Active-embossed scuff plates and a special to Active leather steering wheel design integrating cruise control switches and featuring Sienna Brown stitching. Front and rear seats feature special material designs with Sienna Brown stripes and matching stitching, and all-weather mats for both the cabin and cargo area will safeguard the interior from muddy shoes and boots.
The new Ford KA+ and KA+ Active for the very first time offer consumers the power of option, with available fuel-efficient petrol and diesel engines that satisfy the latest, rigid Euro Stage 6 emissions requirements, supported by basic Auto Start-Stop technology.
Ford’s brand new 1.2-litre, three-cylinder Ti-VCT petrol engine shares a core architecture with the 200 PS 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine that powers the brand new Ford Fiesta ST, on sale later this year, to deliver from an expected 114 g/km CO2.
Compared to the outgoing 1.2-litre Duratec petrol engine, the new engine provides to 10 per cent more torque in between 1,000 rpm and 3,000 rpm for optimised responsiveness in daily driving, while providing an anticipated average four percent fuel-efficiency enhancement across the rev-range for reduced running expenses. A three-cylinder setup reduces friction and an aluminium block and cylinder head lower weight, assisting achieve improved fuel-efficiency.
The new KA+ and KA+ Active go on sale throughout Europe in 2018, priced from EUR9.990 in Germany and ₤ 10,550 in the U.K.