Ka Technical Specification
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ka+ Key Features
Comfort and Convenience
The 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.
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.
Start your vehicle with the touch of a button
The 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.
Smart storage for smartphones
Device Dock is a thoughtful piece of design that stores your smartphone, MP3 player or navigation device securely so you can see it clearly without losing sight of the road. The docking station sits on top of the centre console and features a hinged lid that locks your device in position.
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.
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.
Protecting and securing your car from thieves
The KA+ comes with remote control door locks and a Thatcham-approved 3 star security system. This includes a perimeter alarm and a double deadlock system. With double deadlocks the doors cannot be opened from the inside even if someone’s attempted entry by breaking a side window.