Ford have revealed the new KA+ and KA+ Active delivering greater comfort and convenience, more driver assistance technologies and enhanced interior and exterior styling.

The new KA+ and KA+ Active offer generous space for five passengers, ample luggage and technologies including Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system, rain-sensing wipers and automatic headlamps.

Also available is a choice of petrol and diesel powertrains, including Ford’s new refined and fuel-efficient 1.2-litre, three-cylinder Ti-VCT (Twin independent Variable Camshaft Timing) petrol engine offering 70PS or 85PS, and Ford’s 95PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine designed to meet the needs of higher-mileage drivers.

The new KA+ Active further enhances the compact five-door model with rugged bodystyling, raised ride-height and unique chassis tuning, unique front grille designs, exclusive interior finishes and a high-level standard equipment specification.

Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service said “Last year Ford sold more than 200,000 SUVs in Europe for the first time, and demand for SUV and crossover models has never been higher. Our new Ford KA+ Active model will this year make the crossover affordable to even greater numbers of customers, with aspirational styling, sophisticated technologies customers would expect to see in much more expensive cars,”

“Ford has sold more than 61,000 KA+ since we first introduced the model in late 2016, and now we're offering customers even more choice with our first KA+ diesel engine for greater fuel-efficiency and cruising ability, and all-new petrol powertrains that are more responsive in town, all meeting the latest stringent emissions standards."

The KA+ was introduced to customers in Europe as a spacious, well-equipped and value-for-money small car that offers excellent fuel-efficiency and fun-to-drive dynamics at an affordable price.

The KA+ Active crossover is the second in a new line-up of Active cars to be offered by Ford, following the Fiesta Active that goes on sale later this year. Active models feature SUV-inspired styling, raised ride height and additional bodyside mouldings, while delivering hatchback practicality and true Ford fun-to-drive characteristics.

The new KA+ and KA+ Active go on sale across Europe later this year, priced from £10,795 in the U.K.