With the addition of Ford Auto-Start-Stop technology the Ford Ka is now an even more efficient city car where frequent stops at traffic lights and queues due to heavy traffic are the norm.

Ford is now equipping both available engines options for the Ka with Ford Auto-Start-Stop system as standard from November 2010. Both engines will also meet the Euro V emission levels. This change improves the nominal fuel economy and CO2 emissions by 3 per cent for both engines. The 1.2 litre Ford Duratec petrol engine delivers a combined fuel consumption of 4.9 l/100km (57.6 mpg)* and average 115 g/km CO2, while the 1.3-litre TDCi diesel engine achieves an impressive fuel consumption of 4.1 l/100km (68.8 mpg)* and CO2 emissions of only 109 g/km.

The Ford Auto-Start-Stop system in the Ka features an advanced battery, a reinforced starter motor and a more powerful alternator. The voltage stabilizer module and a battery sensor take care of the battery’s charging status and the power supply to the electrical components during the cranking phase. In order to help the driver to reduce the real world fuel consumption as far as possible, the Ka’s instrument cluster now also features a shift indicator light.

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