The Ford Ka is no more. The original 1996 version was full of charm and great fun to drive, and played a large part in the growth in popularity of the modern city car class. By contrast, the second-generation car was a bit of a disappointment, as it failed to replicate the original’s likeable nature.
Its replacement is the Ford Ka+, an altogether larger car familiar in name but not in nature. Unlike the dainty Ka, the Ka+ is a supermini with five doors, plenty of space, and an agenda to be practical, sensible and good value for money. It’s a strategically important car for Ford, too, since its existence will eventually allow the best-selling Fiesta to move upmarket.
Read on to get our driving impressions, our verdict on the space-conscious interior and our trim and engine recommendations.