Ford’s all-new KA has been revealed, and looks to be the perfect place to start for low-cost and hassle-free motoring.
With an attractive starting price of £8,995, the KA is ideal for new drivers and experienced ones alike.
With 270 litres of luggage space, the KA is practical despite its diminutive size. It also has rear seats that fold, and 21 separate stowage areas dotted throughout the car.
Underneath the bonnet, the KA is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine, with customers able to choose between 69 and 83bhp. It is driven through a five-speed manual gearbox, and should give most drivers more than enough power for everyday driving.
That engine is also impressively frugal, returning 56.5mpg and emitting just 114g/KM CO2.
All models of KA incorporate a new style of Ford design, including a trapezoidal grille and swept back headlights. Body coloured bumpers, door handles and door mirrors are also included.
KA+ models come fitted with Bluetooth connectivity as standard, as well as remote central locking. Customers are also able to specify their KA with a range of optional extras, including heated front seats, privacy glass and rear parking sensors. Zetec-specification cars also benefit from 15-inch alloy wheels and air conditioning, as well as Ford’s SYNC infotainment system – this incorporates voice-activated communications and AppLink, which gives users complete integration between their smartphone and the car.
Jim Farley, executive vice president and president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Ford Motor Company, said: “Ford has a proud history of offering small cars that are practical, economical and fun to drive.
“KA is true to that tradition, packing a huge mount into a compact car that delivers agile driving dynamics and a surprisingly room cabin at an affordable price.”
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.