The 2018 Ford Ka+ has been unveiled with a crossover body style and a new diesel engine option for the very first time. The company will be introducing the new model which will go on to join the likes of the Kia Picanto X-Line and Vauxhall Viva Rocks. Visually, the new model gets a revised front apron with a new grille, new headlamps and new C-shaped daytime running lights. While the rear section gets a sportier profile and a boot-opening button on the tailgate.
As for the interior, the new Ka+ Active version gets a SYNC 2 display, complete with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The new model also gets a starter system this time around. It also gets unique scuff plates and a leather steering wheel, while the stripe pattern on the fabric upholstery is reserved for the Active model only too. Mechanical changes also report a 23mm increase in ride height, along with a wider track, large front anti-roll bar and tweaked electronic power steering system. The company claims that the dampers also have been reworked o offer a smoother ride.
Under the hood, the petrol 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine replaces the older four-cylinder version. The diesel version on the other hand gets a new 1.5-litre engine that generates 94bhp and 215Nm of torque. To distinguish it from a regular version, the vehicle gets faux aluminium bash plates, plys black plastic cladding and wheel arches. It rides on unique 15-inch alloy wheels, and up top set of roof rails sprout above the doors.