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New Ford Focus makes a big impression | long-term test review

BIK List Price
Ford Focus BIK list price
BIK Percentage
Ford Focus BIK Percent
Ford Focus CO2
Combined MPG
49.6 (WLTP)
Ford Focus MPG


After a very enjoyable spell in Ford’s excellent Fiesta supermini, I’ve recently taken delivery of its bigger brother – the Focus – as my new long-termer.

And it’s already made a big impression. Our model is in sporty ST-Line X trim level, and its optional Shadow Black paint (£550), standard 18-inch wheels, ST-Line bodystyling kit, twin exhaust tailpipes and red brake calipers gives it a purposeful, striking look.

This sporty image continues in the cabin, with dark headliner, red stitching on partial leather trim and alloy pedals complementing the exterior.

Fortunately from a fleet and company car driver’s point of view, it’s also efficient. Powered by a 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine producing 125PS, our Focus offers official WLTP fuel economy of 46.3mpg-49.6mpg. Over the first 1,000 miles of its time with me, it has averaged 48.9mpg.

Its CO2 emissions of 114g/km put it in the 26% benefit-in-kind tax band for 2019/20, and its P11D price of £24,420 means a 20% taxpayer will pay a monthly bill of £106.

So far there’s been plenty to commend our Focus for – I’m looking forward to finding out if this continues for the next six months.

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Ford Focus Top Speed
VED band
Ford Focus Ved
Fuel Type
Ford Focus Fuel Type
Residual Value
3 Year 60k : £8,775
4 Year 80k : £6,800
Running Cost (ppm)
3 Year 60k : 41.10
4 Year 80k : 37.83

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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