Article By Hartwell Editorial Team
Ford KA+ Active

5 Things You Need To Know About The Ford KA+ Active​

If you want a crossover but don’t want a large SUV or an expensive price tag, you’ll be interested in the new Ford KA+ Active. The KA+ is well known for its great value and surprisingly spacious interior, and the Active model makes it even more desirable with crossover elements and a free spirit. If you’re keen to know more about this fantastic version, all you have to do is read on!

Ford KA+ Active driving, rear view

It’s ready for adventure

The Active is a KA+ with an even greater sense of exploration. Whether you keep it in the city or head for the open road, the Active provides all the benefits of a crossover in a compact package. The roof rails, wheel arch extensions and sturdy bumpers add toughness to the exterior, and there are a few extra details such as a totally black grille surround and 15-inch grey alloy wheels. The completely redesigned lower front bumper features silver plastic scuff plates to protect the underside of your car on rougher terrain. That said, the raised ride height should keep you above most bumps.

Ford KA+ Active interior
Ford KA+ Active seats
Ford KA+ Active touchscreen

It has a bespoke interior

It’s not just the outside that has been given some visual pizzazz. The cabin is unique to Active models, further highlighting the crossover differentiation. Each seat is wear-resistant cloth fabric and features bronze striped detailing, which matches the contrasting stitching used. Sitting at the top of the KA+ tree, the Active benefits from a 6.5-inch colour touchscreen with Ford’s SYNC 3 system. It includes voice commands, Apply CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and a media playback system.

There’s also USB connectivity, rain-sensing wipers and a Quickclear function, which rapidly clears ice and frost from your windscreen on cold days. Parking sensors, hill start assist, heated front seats and Ford MyKey are also included.

Ford KA+ Active rear

There's a new colour available

Canyon Ridge sounds exotic, and really suits this car. It’s a beautiful metallic bronze that has amber and honey tones, and is sure to make your KA+ Active stand out. If you’d prefer a different hue, the Active is available with almost all KA+ colours, including White Gold, Smoke Grey, Moondust Silver and Ruby Red. So many tough decisions!

Ford KA+ Active side
Ford KA+ Active headlights
Ford KA+ Active wheel

You can choose a diesel engine

The new KA+ and KA+ Active models are available with a diesel engine for the first time. It’s a 1.5-litre turbo unit that produces 95hp and can achieve up to 70mpg. Pick this engine if you don’t like frequenting filling stations or if you’re planning to cover lots of miles, as it’s more suited to long-haul journeys than the 85hp 1.2-litre petrol engine. To make every journey easy, both engines are available with cruise control and an adjustable speed limiter – keeping you in constant control of your speed.

Ford KA+ Active driving

Drive away next week

By the end of next week, you could be the proud owner of a brand-new Ford KA+ Active. Your local Hartwell Ford dealership is eagerly awaiting their first delivery of this enticing crossover, so make sure you get to the front of the queue. You can make an enquiry on our website, or contact the dealership directly.

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