Ford Ka+ and Ka+ Active have been updated with new powertrains, technology, and styling to keep up with the small-car segment's rapid technological advancement.

Since its release in Europe in late 2016, Ford claims to have sold more than 61,000 Ford Ka+ vehicles there. Ford estimates with the redesign and the inclusion of the Ka+ Active variant,

The updated Ford Ka+, which is available in Essential and Ultimate trims, reflects the current Ford design language with the help of a trapezoidal mesh grille with a chrome surround

Redesigned front and rear bumpers keep things looking modern, and chrome accents are added to the standard foglamps and daytime running lights.

The Ford Ka+ Active distinguishes itself from the Ka+ by having a ride height that is over an inch higher, more cladding on the wheel arches and rocker panels, and rugged-looking roof rails.

The exterior paint colour Canyon Ridge metallic and the style of the 15-inch Ford Ka+ aluminium wheels are Active-only features.

The Ford Ka+ Active's interior features a leather steering wheel made specifically for the Active, unique seat fabric patterns, and more.

Steel or aluminium wheels with 195/55R-15 tyres are an option, while the Ford Ka+ Active has 185/60R-15 tyres. The Ford Ka+ Active has struts up front and a torsion-beam axle in back for suspension.

High-strength steel makes up about 50% of the Ford Ka+'s body, including the floor, front and rear chassis rails, front bumper, and passenger door beams.

The newest Euro Stage 6 emissions regulations are met by the new engines, which include stop/start capabilities. The conventional five-speed manual transmission is connected to both engines.

It provides a reportedly 10% increase in torque from 1000 to 3000 rpm and an average 4% increase in fuel efficiency in certain Ford Ka+ vehicles when tuned more subtly.

The 1.5-liter turbo-diesel has also received internal upgrades to increase refinement. It boasts ample performance for such a little beast with 158 lb-ft of torque from 1750 to 2500 rpm.

Ford's Smart Regenerative Charging, which selectively engages the alternator while the vehicle is coasting and/or braking, increases fuel efficiency.