Ford is set to reveal the new crossover version of its successful 2018 Ford Ka Plus model, which shall be known as the 2019 Ford Ka Plus Active. With the success of Ford’s lines of cars designed inspired by European design and requirements, it is presumed that the new Ford Ka Plus Active with its compact body, but surprisingly spacious inside, shall share the same success as its predecessors. It is to go on sale this year and prices will start from about €10,000.
Ford Ka Plus Active 2019 Interior
Ford has focused on making the 2019 Plus Active model as comfortable and convenient as possible in its price range. The grain finish instrument panel has SYNC 3 systems that enable communications and entertainment systems. Customers have already testified that this gives them greater control over audio and using voice commands. Also a 6.5-inch color touchscreen compatible with iPhones as well as androids. The leather steering wheel shall also have cruise control witches.
All models have the standard spec of powered front windows and mirrors on the doors and the customary remote central locking. Customers shall also have an assist for hill slopes. The engine now starts with the proverbial push button. A neat touch is the sensors which cause the wipers to come one automatically when it rains and the headlamps to turn on as dusk falls. For those living in cold climates, you have Ford’s heated windscreen to clear up the fog and heated front seats. Airbags, stability control and reverse parking assistance, as well as a monitoring system for tires, is offered in safety specs. For those new to driving, or for those with kids who just started driving, there are features to set the maximum speed. The car is spacious and has rear seats that open up to fit larger volumes.
2019 Ford Ka Plus Active Exterior
The new version shall feature Ford’s latest designs which some say are inspired by Aston Martin. There will be a high mounted grille and large headlamps which look as if they sweep along the lines of the car. Standard issue fog lamps and running lamps shall be present, and one can opt for chrome details which will highlight the lamps. The bumpers on both sides have been remodeled, giving the Active a leaner, meaner look.
The ground clearance has been increased by a bit, and there will be roof rails to carrying luggage or equipment. The adornment with additional wheel arch cladding and 15-inch alloy wheels shall be a bonus. The variant will also be made available in a metallic bronze color. There are also faux aluminum bash plates to round off the look.
Customers now have a choice between the petrol and diesel versions, all in compliance with the latest European emission standards (Euro Stage 6). Stop-start technology has been incorporated as well. The older 1.2 L four-cylinder is out. The new engines still are 1.2 L but have 3 cylinders producing up to almost 10% more torque. There are two engine options, 69 or 84 ponies. The 2019 Ford Ka pLus Active has a Ti-VCT petrol engine shares the same core as that of more powerful engines, which is commendable on the part of Ford engineering.
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They estimate a 4% improvement in running efficiency bringing down fuel costs. Great help for that is with new materials, like the aluminum engine block, with cylinders, the new car has lost some weight. The diesel variant has a 1.5 L TDCi unit, it has solid torque, with 215 Nm or 160 ft-lb of torque @ 1750-2500 rpm. This enables the diesel version to have a better long distance cruising feel to it, with lesser tail emissions. It also has better designs for the combustion chamber, turbocharger and the fuel injection systems. This is still a manual system (5-speed) but the transmission has been improved.
New Ford Ka Plus Active 2019 Safety:
– Hill Start Assist,
– Six airbags,
– Electronic Stability Control with Active Rollover Prevention,
– Tyre Pressure Monitoring System,
– Electronic Power Assisted Steering,
– Ford MyKey technology (control level of sound when driving fast).
Release and Price
It is to go on sale this year and prices will start from about €10,000 or $12,260 US dollars.
2019 Ford Ka Plus Active photos