Ford revealed the new KA+– for the very first time likewise used as new KA+ Active crossover variation– providing greater comfort and convenience, more driver assistance technologies than the current model, and improved exterior and interior styling.
Providing generous area for five guests and sufficient baggage, the new KA+ and KA+ Active are available with technologies including Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system, rain-sensing wipers and automated headlamps.
The new Ford KA+ and KA+ Active for the first time also deliver a choice of petrol and diesel powertrains, consisting of 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 needs of higher-mileage drivers.
The new Ford KA+ Active additional improves the compact five-door model with rugged bodystyling, raised ride-height and unique chassis tuning, special front grille styles, special interior surfaces and a high-level basic equipment requirements. The KA+ was introduced for customers in Europe as a spacious, fully equipped and value-for-money small car that provides excellent fuel-efficiency and fun-to-drive characteristics at an economical price.
The Ford KA+ Active crossover is the second in a new line-up of Active cars to be used by Ford, following the Fiesta Active that goes on sale later on this year. Active models feature SUV-inspired styling, raised trip height and extra cladding, while providing hatchback practicality and real Ford fun-to-drive qualities.
2019 Ford Ka Plus Styling
Offered in Essential and Ultimate requirements, in addition to the new Active model, the new KA+ features a high-mounted trapezoidal grille and big, swept-back headlamps, in keeping with Ford’s latest design language. A new mesh grille features a chrome surround, and basic foglamps and daytime running lights are highlighted with an unique 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 appearance.
The Ford KA+ Active features ride height raised by 23 millimetres and exterior styling boosted with extra rocker and wheel-arch cladding, a special black surface for the upper and lower front grilles, and roof rails for carrying bikes and sports devices– to support active way of lives. Additional exclusive requirements for the KA+ Active includes special 15-inch alloy wheels and Canyon Ridge bronze metallic exterior paint colour.
2019 Ford Ka Plus Interior
The Ford KA+ interior features a grained finish on the instrument panel and durable trim products in an elegant dark charcoal colour scheme. Unique chrome accents are applied in locations regularly touched by consumers and highly noticeable locations such as the door release manages, centre console controls and air vents.
The KA+ Active cabin is enhanced with Active-embossed scuff plates and an unique to Active leather guiding wheel design incorporating cruise control switches and including Sienna Brown stitching. Front and rear seats feature special fabric designs with Sienna Brown stripes and matching stitching, and all-weather mats for both the cabin and freight location will secure the interior from muddy shoes and boots.
2019 Ford Ka Plus Engine
The new Ford KA+ and KA+ Active for the first time deal customers the power of option, with readily available fuel-efficient petrol and diesel motor that meet the most recent, rigid Euro Stage 6 emissions requirements, supported by basic Auto Start-Stop technology.
Ford’s all-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 all-new Ford Fiesta ST, on sale later this year, to provide from an expected 114 g/km CO2.
Compared with the outgoing 1.2-litre Duratec petrol engine, the new engine provides to 10 per cent more torque between 1,000 rpm and 3,000 rpm for optimised responsiveness in daily driving, while delivering an expected average 4 per cent fuel-efficiency improvement throughout the rev-range for lowered running costs. A three-cylinder configuration decreases friction and an aluminium block and cylinder head decrease weight, assisting achieve improved fuel-efficiency.
2019 Ford Ka Plus Price and Sale
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.