2019 Ford Focus: Review, Specs and Price in UAE

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Ford has completely redesigned its best selling Focus hatchback for 2019.  The new Ford Focus comes with the same excellent ride experience and handling but with key improvements. Noticeable areas of upgrade are interior cabin design and quality, leg room, storage space and drive technology.

The car has been redesigned from the ground up on a brand-new platform, giving it a stiffer and more dynamic handling. Above all, It comes with a top of the range safety features that come as a standard.

Moreover, as focus has always been an urban hatchback, the 2019 model improves on the fuel economy but at the same time the car is a lot faster than its predecessors.

The 1.5-liter Ecoboost engine gives 150 – 182 bhp. Its three-cylinder engine can close down one cylinder when in Eco mode to further save on fuel. In other words, you are literally running the car on fumes.

Ford Focus Specs:

Engine: 1.5 Litre 4 cylinders
Horsepower: 150 Bhp
Torque: 210 Nm
Drive System: FWD
Transmission: 6 Speed Automatic
Seating Capacity: 5

Exterior:

Everything about this fourth-generation Ford Focus is absolutely new making it very different from the previously launched models.

The front grille is more pronounced than before but one can still tell that its a Focus just by looking at it. The rest of the car’s design is a major upgrade from the previous models. The headlights are bigger and look more aggressive. Because of this the whole profile of the car changed because of the new platform that it is built on.

From the headlights to the tail lamps, the new design is bold, refreshing and a welcome change, considering that the previous Focus didn’t get a major design upgrade for years.

Interior:

The inside of the new Ford Focus is where you can see the real changes. The new dashboard has been moved forward to make the interior feel spacious. The 8-inch touch-screen is placed right at the center of the dashboard high up and is easier to reach and operate.

The infotainment touch screen takes care of most of the functions of the car with hard-key shortcuts for climate control and several driving assist features. The Ford Sync operating system is fast and has a very modern and clean UI, making it easier to find settings and apps. Moreover, it also supports Apple Car Play and Android Auto.

The traditional handbrake has been replaced with an electronic one, making more space for cupholders, an armrest and a place for wireless charging your devices.

Safety Features:

  • Lane Assist
  • Blind spot warning
  • Rollover protection
  • Anti-Theft System
  • Mounted Cameras and Sensors
  • Night Vision
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Automatic levelling headlights

Ford Focus Price in UAE

2019 Ford Focus – AED 75,000
2019 Ford Focus Sport – AED 96,000

Review overview

Performance6.5
Driving Pleasure7
Looks and Style8
Value for Money6

The Pros

  • New Striking Design
  • Driving Technology
  • Spacious Interior

The Cons

  • Pricey
  • Some safety features missing on basic version

Summary

6.9The new Ford Focus is a beautiful car with all the latest technology built-in. Though there are cheaper cars available in this segment, Focus stands out because of its striking new design, ride quality and reliability.