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Need a really small car with an added dose of attitude? If so, here's one you might like - the Ford KA+ Active. Jonathan Crouch drives it. The Ford KA+ Active offers a trendier take on citycar motoring and benefits from a round of improvements made to this model line since its original launch. It'll certainly appeal to people who wouldn't have considered the ordinary version - which of course is just the point. At least the KA+ Active won't be burdened by unrealistic customer expectations when it comes to its SUV prowess. No one expects a citycar to be able to function properly off road - not even one dressed for a hiking trip, as is the case here. Still, a bit of extra ride height can get you a surprisingly long way and this variant has been raised by 23mm over the standard model. That's actually 5mm more than the increase you get in Ford's only slightly larger Fiesta Active model, though this KA+ Active lacks that car's useful 'Slippery' driving mode. The ride height elevation does introduce a little extra body roll around the bends but overall, the ride and handling is just as good as it ever was in this model. And of course, this little Ford is very at home within the city limits. We've found it agile around town, easy to park and perfect for parents thanks to its spacious size. To boost this model's crossover credentials, it gets a wider track, a larger front anti-roll bar and uniquely tuned Electronic Power Assisted Steering. Retuned dampers feature a hydraulic rebound stopper for a smoother ride over harsh surfaces, and 'Active Rollover Prevention' works within the Electronic Stability Control system to offer additional security when carrying roof loads. As for engines, well most buyers will choose the three cylinder 1.2-litre Ti-VCT 85PS petrol unit we tried, which makes rest to 62mph in 13.5s on the way to a maximum of 105mph. If you want to do better efficiency-wise, a minority-interest 95PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel is also available.
Maruti Swift : https://autoportal.com/newcars/marutisuzuki/swift/ Ford Freestyle : https://autoportal.com/newcars/ford/freestyle/ Urban crossovers are all the rage at the moment and Ford has smartly decided to fill this niche with the Freestyle. Essentially a Figo with loads of attitude and lots of ground clearance the Freestyle stands out from a sea of urban hatchbacks. Just how good is it? We decided to take along the Maruti Swift to find out. Visit https://autoportal.com/ to know more about different cars, their reviews, price, comparisons and much more. For more news updates, click here : https://autoportal.com/news For more test drive reviews, click here: https://autoportal.com/testdrives/ Do follow us on social media to be updated about the latest happenings in the auto world. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AutoportalIndia Twitter: https://twitter.com/autoportalindia Visit https://autoportal.com/ to know more about different cars, their reviews, price, comparisons and much more. For more news updates, click here : https://autoportal.com/news For more test drive reviews, click here: https://autoportal.com/testdrives/ Do follow us on social media to be updated about the latest happenings in the auto world. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AutoportalIndia Twitter: https://twitter.com/autoportalindia
Ford Ka becomes something else! Ford Ka wordt verbouwd!
Jeremy Clarkson road tests the 1st Gen Ford Ka. Taken from a late 1996 Edition of the old format Top Gear
The Nissan Micra heads into the deeply competitive supermini class with sharp styling and a sporty cabin. The looks might be enough to catch buyers' eyes, but does it drive as well as class-leaders like the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo? Is it as practical as rivals, and does it offer the value for money? Find out in my full in-depth review. Subscribe to carwow on youtube – http://www.youtube.com/c/Carwow?sub_confirmation=1 Read our full Nissan Micra review – https://www.carwow.co.uk/nissan/micra?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=Make-nissan-Model-micra-Type-review Nissan Micra practicality review – https://www.carwow.co.uk/nissan/micra/interior?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=Make-nissan-Model-micra-Type-practicality#review-interior Nissan Micra infotainment and interior review – https://www.carwow.co.uk/nissan/micra/interior?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=Make-nissan-Model-micra-Type-infotainment#review-value-for-money Nissan Micra 360 degree video – https://www.carwow.co.uk/nissan/micra/driving?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=Make-nissan-Model-micra-Type-360#review-driving See the best Nissan Micra deals – https://www.carwow.co.uk/nissan/micra/deals?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=Make-nissan-Model-micra-2017-Type-deal Awkward haggling is a thing of the past with carwow. Choose your perfect car with our configurator tool and let the country’s best dealers compete over you. Compare the five best offers by price, location and dealer ratings and choose the one that’s right for you – no hassle, no haggling, just a great deal. Visit our site to save money on your new car – https://www.carwow.co.uk/
Strangely enough, the Ford Ka and the Fiat 500 are the product of an alliance between Ford and Fiat, and yet somewhere along the lines the Ka managed to come off worse. Whereas the 500 is treated to an array of engines, the Ka gets just one. And whilst the Fiat is chic and trendy, the Ka feels a bit too traditional. Let’s take a closer look at what it offers.
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