Ford has revealed the KA+ that joins the company’s small-car line-up alongside the Fiesta. The hatchback comes with a price tag starting at £8,995 (INR 8.72 lakh). The model is available for customers to order from June with first deliveries slated to take place later this year. The KA+ is a five-door hatchback based on the company’s global small-car platform, and is essentially a more upmarket version of the Figo sold in India.
Aesthetically, the hatchback features a high-mounted trapezoidal chrome detailed grille with large, swept-back headlamps up-front, just like the Figo. The interior features a grained finish on the instrument panel and contemporary trim materials in the dark charcoal colour scheme. Chrome accents are applied on the door release handles, centre console, control knobs and air vents.
Powering the KA+ is the 1.2-litre Duratec petrol engine. Available with a choice of two power output of 70 PS and 85 PS, the 1.2-litre engine is derived from the same family as the 1.25-litre engine in the Fiesta, and features the twin-independent variable camshaft timing technology which is said to improve performance and fuel efficiency while reducing emissions. This engine sends power to the wheels via a five speed manual transmission.
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A few more features on the KA+ models include power front windows and door mirrors, front fog lamps, AM/FM radio with Bluetooth connectivity, remote central double locking with perimeter alarm, safety system with six airbags, Electronic Stability Control with Hill Start Assist, Deflation Detection System and Speed Limiter.
The model comes with 270 litres of luggage space. Also on offer are the 60/40 split-folding rear seats, and 21 stowage locations throughout the cabin for small items. Stowage areas include MyFord Dock in the centre of the instrument panel that enables occupants to store, mount and charge mobile devices such as phones and navigation systems. A hidden stowage bin within the end of the instrument panel is only accessible when the driver’s door is open, allowing valuables to be hidden out of sight.
The Zetec series also adds 15 inch alloy wheels, manual air-conditioning, DAB digital radio/CD with the company’s SYNC voice-activated communications and entertainment system with AppLink, leather steering wheel and cruise control.
Following is the image gallery for the Ford Ka+: