Makes things easier all-round
With agile, fun-to-drive handling, you’ll always look forward to getting behind the wheel. Specially tuned Electric Power-Assisted Steering keeps the KA+ nimble and responsive, making parking simple, city traffic easy to navigate and motorway cruising a relaxing pleasure. A clever cruise control system with adjustable Speed Limiter is also designed to keep you within a speed you choose, minimising the risk of going faster than the local limit.
Save on fuel, not on fun
The KA+ helps to keep your trips to the petrol station at a minimum. For a start, the new and nippy 1.2-litre petrol engine is built to improve efficiency, whilst also delivering rewarding performance of either 70 PS or 85 PS. And, new to KA+, Auto Start-Stop automatically switches off your engine when waiting in traffic or at a red light, seamlessly restarting when you’re ready to pull away. In fact, efficiency is built in: low rolling resistance tyres, aerodynamic design, low-friction engine oil… every little detail is designed to reduce fuel consumption.
Small on price. Big on comfort.
The KA+ might be compact, but there’s still space for five grown adults. And it’s available with an impressive range of smart technologies, all there to make life easier. Handy keyless entry is just one example. You’ll enjoy advanced SYNC 3, too, which helps you to stay connected by enabling you to control your phone and music with intuitive voice commands. The system also connects to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Plus, with Applink, you can access some of your favourite smartphone apps.
Helping to keep you safe.
The KA+ uses smart safety systems designed to protect you, your passengers and your vehicle. Electronic Stability Control constantly monitors your progress and, when it senses a loss of traction, automatically applies the brakes and reduces torque to keep you on track. And because underinflated tyres reduce control and increase fuel consumption, the KA+ also features a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System to let you know when your tyres need inflating.
Whether you’re running around town or cruising the motorway, the new KA+ is always responsive and fun to drive. Inside, it’s full of clever technologies that make life easier and can even help cut the cost of driving. For example, Cruise Control with Adjustable Speed Limiter can save you fuel by keeping your KA+ within a pre-set speed limit.
Headlights that turn on automatically when needed
Automatic headlights use a sensor that detects failing light at dusk, or when there’s a sudden change in light conditions. This triggers the automatic headlights to turn themselves on, which can make driving easier.
Less tiring, more economical journeys
Cruise control with Adjustable Speed Limiter helps keep your vehicle within a pre-set speed limit of your choice. It can save you fuel, minimise the chance of you speeding and, like all cruise control systems, allows you to maintain your chosen speed whilst saving you from having to keep your foot on the accelerator pedal.
Sensors that take the stress out of parking
Parking distance sensors help you judge the distance between your vehicle and obstacles behind you. When the sensors detect an object, they activate an audible warning that intensifies the closer you get to it.
Extra control during hill starts
Hill Start Assist temporarily stops you rolling backwards or forwards when making a hill start. The system works by maintaining pressure to the braking system for an extra 2-3 seconds, giving you more time and control as you move your foot from brake pedal to accelerator. It’s also useful when you’re stopping and starting on slippery surfaces.
Power-assisted steering that responds to every situation
Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) automatically adjusts to your speed and the conditions. At low speeds, the system makes wheel turns feel lighter and easier, improving maneuverability. At high speeds, when you need greater control, it firms up the steering. Now with drift control, EPAS also takes into account crosswinds and other driving conditions, while active nibble control reduces any unwanted vibration in the steering wheel.
Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance
An important and potentially life-saving part of Ford SYNC is Emergency Assistance*. In the unlikely event of an accident, where the airbag is deployed or the fuel-pump deactivated, the technology can use a Bluetooth®-paired and connected mobile phone to automatically make a direct call to the Emergency Services for you. You can choose to stop the call, or talk to those services if you need to. Crucially, the system will supply vital information, such as your GPS coordinates, even if you are unconscious.
Comfort and Convenience
The New KA+ and KA+ Active include a range of smart technologies for a more comfortable drive. Available for the first time in KA+, SYNC 3 is our advanced infotainment system that connects you to your music and phone with simple voice commands or touchscreen.
Seamless technology you can control with your voice
Ford SYNC 3 is a state-of-the-art system that enables you to stay connected and control your phone, music and navigation system with intuitive voice commands, or a 6.5” touchscreen. It connects to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto too, and with Applink, you can access some of your favourite smartphone apps.
Clear your windscreen quickly, with Quickclear
This clever feature is designed to get you on the move quickly on frosty mornings. Just touch a button and ultra-thin filaments can superheat to de-ice, de-fog and de-mist your windscreen as well as help defrost the wipers. The system works in seconds, even if it’s freezing outside.
Wipers that automatically adjust to the rain
Rain-sensing wipers spring into action when they detect moisture on your windscreen, then adjust their speed to deal with whatever the weather throws at you. You can even choose from several sensitivity levels that determine how much moisture can build up before the wipers activate.
Start your vehicle with the touch of a button
The New KA+ vehicle automatically senses the presence of its own unique key fob, even if it’s in your pocket or bag. So just press the Ford Power starter button and the engine fires to life.
Set a temperature to suit you
With optional Electronic Automatic Temperature Control you just select the exact interior temperature you like and the system maintains it with advanced air conditioning.
Worry-free car sharing with MyKey
MyKey lets you set the maximum speed limit, a seatbelt reminder and even the volume of the audio system. The technology is designed to give you peace of mind if you lend your vehicle to a friend or family member, because you can programme the restrictions you want to set for that key. You can keep the unrestricted ‘admin’ key yourself and even have more than one of both if you want.
Wing mirrors that can protect themselves
To avoid accidental damage, power-foldable mirrors fold inwards when you’re parked. Tucked back, they also protect the stylish integrated indicators.
Ford Easy Fuel, for foolproof filling-up
This useful technology makes it almost impossible to put the wrong fuel in your vehicle, because the wrong nozzle simply won’t fit. Even better, as Ford Easy Fuel is a capless system, you’ll never have to handle a dirty fuel cap again.
Performance and Efficiency
You’ll find driving the New KA+ and KA+ Active as enjoyable as it is economical. The new 1.2-litre petrol engine improves fuel efficiency. While Auto-Start-Stop can cut your fuel consumption by as much as 10%. Long service intervals of every two years or 18,000 miles make life easier, too.
Use less fuel with Auto Start-Stop
When you stop at traffic lights or your vehicle is idling in a queue, this technology can automatically switch off the engine (while still supplying power to essentials like the headlights, air-conditioning, radio and the Ford SYNC system). When you're ready to move, just depress the clutch and select first gear as usual, or press the accelerator on an automatic, and the system restarts. Auto Start-Stop is particularly effective in town and city streets, where it can cut fuel consumption by up to 10% (urban cycle).
The New KA+ looks after your fuel and your pocket
Powering the KA+ is an advanced new 1.2-litre petrol engine, with manual 5-speed transmission. Improved torque, even in a low rev band, delivers excellent performance and a better driving experience all round. The engine is designed for efficiency, so fuel consumption is excellent with low CO2 emissions of 114g/km. There is a diesel version available, with an impressive 1.5L engine.
More fuel-efficient gear changes
A Shift Indicator light on the instrument panel tells you when to change gear for maximum fuel efficiency. It’s a simple but effective way to help make every journey more economical.
Essential journey information
An on-board trip computer gives you useful facts and figures about your mileage, fuel consumption, speed and the outside air temperature. It also includes ‘distance to empty’: roughly how far you can go on the fuel left in the tank. This is particularly useful on long journeys, or if you know you’ll be driving somewhere remote.
Safety and Security
It’s reassuring to know that KA+ uses advanced safety systems to protect you and your passengers. These include Electronic Stability Control, which senses any deviations from your chosen driving line, such as if you start to skid, and automatically corrects your road position helping you keep control of your vehicle.
Stay in control whatever the conditions
Electronic Stability Control constantly monitors your car’s progress. It senses if an individual wheel loses grip and automatically applies a braking pulse, helping to stabilise it. Using advanced sensors from the anti-lock braking and Traction Control System it monitors the behaviour of the vehicle.
Maximum grip with minimum effort
An advanced Traction Control System eliminates excessive wheelspin and gives you the best possible grip, performance and stability, just when you need it most. The system constantly monitors and adjusts the power delivered to the vehicle’s individual wheels ensuring maximum contact and grip when you’re accelerating.
Helping to keep children safe
The KA+ is designed to help keep young children safe and secure on every journey. It comes with rear ISOFIX child seat attachment points, so you can easily fit two child seats.