Bridging the gap between the city-car convenience of the KA and the hatchback practicality of the Fiesta, the Ford KA+ is everything you would want in a petite car. It’s stylish, fun to drive and economical, plus it has handy new gadgets to make your time on the road much easier.
Evolving from the cherished Ford KA, the KA+ has a similar rounded shape that has a stronger road presence than before. This solid stance is down to its bigger size, its distinctive grille with striking horizontal chrome panels and a more robust, sculpted rear section. Unlike the standard KA, the KA+ has five doors so it’s easier for passengers to slip into the rear seats.
A strong contour along the edge gives the KA+ sporty appeal while the daytime running lights make sure you’re always seen on the roads. If you opt for the Zetec trim level, it will come with 15-inch alloy wheels with a more intricate design that’s even more eye-catching when the wheels are spinning. Colour options cover the cool tones of blues, silvers and black and white, plus a striking bright yellow for drivers who want to stand out.
For a city car, the KA+ is impressively spacious and comfortable. The boot boasts 270 litres of space that can easily carry all of your shopping, and is only 10 litres smaller than that of the celebrated Ford Fiesta. There are three seats in the back that are large enough for adult passengers and you can opt for air conditioning or climate control to keep everyone cool.
The interior of the new KA+ is brimming with handy technology in both of the trim levels: Studio and Zetec. A convenient device dock comes as standard, which holds your smartphone in place so the screen is in your line of sight. This position enables you to see the satellite navigation on your phone, plus any media apps. Radio, Bluetooth and USB connectivity and AUX-in are included, so you can play any tune you like during the journey. In the Zetec you also get a 4.2-inch screen with digital radio, plus Ford’s SYNC technology – a voice-operated system that enables you to make and receive calls while driving.
Every piece of technology in the KA+ provides extra convenience for everyday drives. Hill Hold Assist stops you from rolling backwards when crawling through traffic uphill, while parking sensors make it easier to slip into the tightest of spaces. If you opt for the Zetec, you can enjoy relaxing drives on longer journeys thanks to the cruise control with speed limiter, taking the pressure from your ankles.
The KA+ is motorised by a 1.2-litre Ti-VCT four-cylinder engine. The standard power output is 69bhp, but the Zetec comes with the extra choice of an 83bhp version. Both engines achieve 56mpg, and an ECO variant cuts CO2 emissions to just 110km/g. A handy gear change shift indicator lets you know when it’s time to shift up or a down a gear to save on fuel.
Traction Control helps the KA+ to maintain a steady drive when negotiating tight corners, while Electronic Stability Control corrects your position if it detects any slippage. If it’s not just you driving the KA+, you can use a MyKey® device that enables you to set speed and volume limits as well as a seatbelt reminder tone. This system means you can control how your car is driven to help keep others safe.
The Ford KA+ is available to test drive now. Book either at Basingstoke, Bracknell, Farnborough,Guildford, Newbury, Reading or Wokingham.