Ford Presents New SUV-Styled Ka+ Active With More Ground Clearance

Ford has introduced the new Active version of the KA+ supermini, featuring rugged styling and increased ride height, as well as new technologies into the range.

The entry-level member of the Ford Active lineup benefits from additional rocker and wheel-arch moldings and restyled front and rear ends which are now part of the entire KA+ range.

These include a new mesh grille with chrome surround, standard foglamps and DRLs and redesigned bumpers “for a more assertive look”. The new KA+ Active gets 23mm of extra ground clearance, an exclusive black finish for the front grilles and roof rails.

Other exclusive features of the small soft-roader Ka+ include a set of unique 15-inch alloy wheels and the Canyon Ridge bronze metallic paint option. Ford has also tuned the new KA+ Active’s chassis to match the increased ground clearance.

The interior has been revised with a new grained finish on the instrument panel and dark charcoal trim materials. The company has also added chrome accents in areas regularly touched by passengers and the driver, such as the door handles, center console controls and air vents.

Perhaps the most important interior update is the addition of the SYNC3 infotainment system which can be operated either by voice control or via its 6.5-inch touchscreen display. Android Auto and Apple Car Play is standard fit.

The engine range includes Ford’s new three-cylinder 1.2-liter Ti-VCT petrol with 70PS or 85PS, as well as the 1.5-liter TDCi diesel unit which produces 95PS. The new petrol 1.2-liter replaces the old Duratec unit, offering up to 10 percent more torque between 1,000 and 3,000rpm, as well as 4 percent better fuel efficiency. Both petrol and diesel models are paired to a five-speed manual gearbox.

All models of the new Ford KA+ and KA+ Active will be offered with a long list of standard kit that includes power front windows and door mirrors, remote central locking, Hill Start Assist, Speed Limiter, six airbags, Electronic Stability Control and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.

The new Ford KA+ and KA+ Active will go on sale later this year, with prices starting in the UK from £10,795.

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