Taking over the supermini mantle from Ford’s popular KA, the KA+ is all about making the everyday commute more practical and more enjoyable. Alongside its sister vehicle, the KA+ Active, which sports SUV styling, it offers improved interior space and the latest Ford technology, making it the ideal choice for urbanites with a taste for adventure.
The standout feature of the new KA+ is its increased dimensions, which keep the compact look on the outside but improve cabin space. The funky styling of it predecessor is retained in the vehicle’s sculpted curves, tapered headlights and distinctive hexagonal grille, while an element of maturity is added in the form of fluid lines and a sleek silhouette.The Ford KA+ Active, meanwhile, adds a touch of SUV styling to the mix, featuring a higher roofline and chunkier haunches to give a real sense of adventure. Standard roof bars have also been included to make transporting bikes or sports equipment simple
The larger dimensions of the Ford KA+ result in a spacious cabin that comfortably seats five with head and legroom to spare. Clever storage compartments ensure nothing gets lost in transit, with areas for bottles, smartphones and sundries all built in.
In the driver’s seat you’ll find a neatly laid out dash with clear instruments and easily accessible controls for features such as the air conditioning and Bluetooth. Staying relaxed is simple too thanks to a radio with USB connection, enabling you to sing along to your favourite songs.
There’s a new 1.2-litre petrol engine in addition to the 1.5-litre diesel engine available with the new KA+ and KA+ Active. Providing nippy performance and improved efficiency – up to 56.5mpg on the combined cycle – the petrol unit is perfect for around town driving. It even helps you to optimise your fuel economy by indicating the best moment to change gear. The diesel, meanwhile, is strong and flexible at higher speeds, providing a smooth ride and excellent economy when you need to travel further.
Both models navigate traffic with confidence thanks to their specially tuned electric power steering, which gives them an agility and responsiveness that are welcome on city streets. Hill Start Assist is also available to make starting from an incline simpler and safer.
The new Ford KA+ is packed with an array of technological features to make every day simpler. Take keyless entry, for example, which makes accessing your vehicle easier – especially if your hands are full – and an infotainment system that allows you to navigate through the car’s functions via a 4.2-inch display screen. The KA+ Active adds engine stop-start and the SYNC 3 system with 6.5-inch touchscreen and smartphone integration as standard, as well as a range of options including keyless start and automatic lights and wipers.
A host of driver assistance technologies are present too, including Cruise Control with an adjustable speed limiter, which enables you to effortlessly keep a safe distance behind the car in front at high speeds.
Staying safe on the road is a concern for all drivers, and the KA+ and KA+ Active both offer comprehensive kit to ensure everyone stays protected. ESP and traction control are fitted as standard, as are a host of airbags and ISOFIX mounting points if you’re travelling with children. A tyre pressure monitoring system is also present to let you know when it’s time to inflate your tyres. Opt for the City Pack and you’ll also benefit from rear parking sensors to ensure manoeuvring into smaller spaces is easy and stress-free.
The funky new Ford KA+ and adventurous KA+ Active are both available to test drive now at RMB Ford in Northallerton. To find out more about either model, please contact our friendly team today.
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