The European city car Ford Ka + (Ka plus), having survived the planned restyling, acquired trimmed appearance, modernized interior, new petrol turbocharged engines, turbo diesel and even got a new all-road version of Ford Ka plus Active. In our review of Ford Ka plus and Ford Ka plus Active 2019-2020 – photos and videos, price and specifications, specifications of stylish A-class hatchbacks for motorists in Europe. The official premiere of the updated hatchback Ford Ka plus and its all-road version Ford Ka plus Asset is scheduled for early March 2020 as part of the annual Geneva Motor Show . Sales of models Ford Ka plus and Ford Ka plus Active in the European market will start in early April this year at a price of 9990 euros for Ka plus and from 10 790 euros for Ka plus Active.
Super compact city hatchbacks of the European A-class are used in European countries with solid and steady demand: Fiat 500 , Citroen C1 , Peugeot 108 , Renault Twingo , Seat Mii, Skoda Citigo , Smart ForTwo and Smart ForFour , Volkswagen up , Toyota Aygo and small Ford are for sale excellent. The pre-reform Ford Ka + (Ka plus) entered the market in late fall of 2016 and found, as of the beginning of 2020, more than 61,000 customers. The restyling of 2020, which gave Ford’s city car a new look, improved interior, new turbocharged petrol engines and a diesel engine, as well as an all-road version of Ka plus Active with a crossover plastic body around the perimeter of the body and increased ground clearance, will further expand the audience of Ford Ka plus fans .
The body of the renewed Ford Ka plus flaunts a new falshradiator grille with an openwork mesh, trimmed headlamps, a modified and modernized front bumper, complemented by bright C-shaped chrome inserts, organically emphasizing the fog lights, a rear bumper, slightly different headlamps and the tailgate opening button . Changes are really a penny, but at the same time as cool, solid, stylish and even respectable looks a small Ford.
Raised above the road Ford Ka plus Active with a 23 mm larger than the standard version of the hatchback, in addition to all the above listed parts, it is additionally equipped with 15-inch alloy wheels with original design, roof rails for fastening the trunk, powerful plastic overlays protecting the front and a rear bumper, edges of wheel arches and thresholds from undesirable damages. For painting the body of the all-road version, a new metallic color is proposed – Canyon Ridge (bronze).
In addition to the external differences between the standard Ford Ka plus and Ford Ka plus Active, there are a number of technical features inherent only in the all-road version of the hatch with increased ground clearance. This is a wider track of the front and rear wheels, the original settings of the power steering and own shock absorbers with hydraulic rebound buffers, a stabilizer for lateral stability in front of a larger diameter, as well as an active anti-rollover system, taking into account the possibility of placing an additional trunk on the roof.
Novations in the showroom of the updated Ford Ka plus not so much as on the body of the model, but they are available. The most important acquisitions can safely be considered the modern multimedia system Sync 3 with a 6.5-inch color screen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, for which linkers even had to change the central console and the start / stop button of the engine. The new multimedia is available as an option, as are other chips, such as light and rain sensors, windshield heating, climate control, heated front seats, rear parking sensors.
However, even in the basic configuration there is a stabilization system, 6 airbags, central locking with remote control, front electric windows, electric rearview mirror adjustment, Hill Start Assist, ISOFIX anchorages, steering column height adjustment, driver’s microlift, fog lights, steel 15- inch wheels with rubber 195/55 R15.
Technical characteristics of Ford Ka plus and Ford Ka plus Active 2019-2020.
For the restyling hatchback Ford Ka plus and its all-road version Ford Ka plus Active, the new three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines 1.2 Ti-VCT, replacing the four cylinder atmospheric 1,2-liter Duratec engines, as well as the turbo diesel, from which we begin the story about the technique. All motors are standardly equipped with a Start-Stop system and a modernized 5-speed manual transmission with minimal friction losses.
The 1.5 TDCi diesel engine (95 HP 215 Nm) is equipped with the Smart Regenerative Charging system, which allows to reduce fuel consumption by selectively turning the generator on and off during braking and coasting.
The gasoline engine with turbo supercharging 1.2 Ti-VCT from the new Dragon family is available in two power options – 70 and 85 forces.