Ford updates Ka+ with diesel engine and crossover-inspired Active model

Ford's Ka+ has received its first set of major upgrades since the model launched in 2016. The new model line-up benefits from tweaked styling inside and out, more driver assistance technologies and, most notably, a crossover-inspired 'Active' model and a diesel engine.

The diesel powerplant is the first available on a Ka since the second-generation model of 2008, which was available with a Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre diesel. This new engine is a Ford unit, a version of the 1.5-litre TDCi that also appears in the Fiesta, Focus and EcoSport. It develops 94bhp and an ample 215Nm of torque.