Generations Timeline, Specs and Pictures
The KA+ could be regarded to as the cheaper version of the Fiesta.
The KA+ actually had the Fiesta’s underpinnings and was of a similar size.
The dashboard design inside the KA+ had a similar design to the Fiesta’s, and while it looked good, the plastics’ quality was not that great
The cabin offered decent storage rooms along with a good size glovebox. 4 cupholders were also well placed.
Getting comfortable in the KA+ was not a hard thing to do with the height adjustable seats, as well as the adjustable steering wheel (up and down only).
The KA+ came in 2 trim levels: Studio and Zetec.
The Studio trim level offered all the necessary basics such as electric windows, air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, an USB port and an AUX jack, along with electric mirrors, front fog lamps and an alarm.
The upper trim level offered alloy wheels and a leather steering wheel and sync voice recognition.
The KA+ was available with a 5-door body shape only and was mostly designed for families with smaller children. The space in the rear seats was decent, but not the best for adults.
The back doors had a wide opening, thus mounting a baby seat or taking it out was not hard to do.
The trunk had no exterior handle and needed to be opened by pressing the button on the center console or the one on the key fob.
The trunk size was good for a city car in its class, with only 10 liters less than the Fiesta’s. The cargo area could also be extended by folding the rear seats.
The single engine available for the KA+ was a 1.2-liter gasoline – one of 69 hp for the Studio version, and 84 hp for the Zetec.
Ford has a long history of building affordable and practical cars and, in 2016, it added the Ka+ to its lineup.
It was designed in Brazil and it used the Fiesta platform.
While the first two generations of the Ka were built with two doors, the third generation received the “+” sign and it was available only as a 5-door vehicle. It was built to enter in direct competition with other low-budget cars and it started its life on the South American continent.
The design of the new Ka+ featured the corporate grille that was found on the Fiesta, Focus, or Mondeo. The swept-back headlights tried to soften the look of the car. Unlike other vehicles built in other segments, the Ka+ didn’t want to look aggressive. In order to keep the production costs low, the doors were simple, without any sculptures on them. Depending on the trim level, the car was offered with steel or light-alloy-wheels. The bumpers, door handles, and the door mirrors were painted in body color.
The interior was designed to offer room for five adult passengers. Despite its small sizes, the Ka+ was designed to accommodate a 2 m (6.56 ft) passenger behind the same size driver. The dashboard featured a center stack between two angled vents, a center console with the gear stick, and a storage compartment. The instrument cluster featured three dials with a speedometer, tachometer, and a very large fuel gauge.
Under the hood, the Ka+ featured one 1.2-liter engine offered in two power outputs of 70 hp and 85 hp, respectively. It was mated as standard with a 5-speed manual, and that was the only option.