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If you are on the lookout for a hatchback under AED 100,000 and are confused with the variety on offer, we are here to save the day! Taking into consideration their design, features, performance, practicality and safety, here are 3 hatchbacks that you should check out before signing on the dotted line.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta is without a doubt, one of the most charismatic hatchbacks on the planet. Possessing a persona unlike few others, the Giulietta combines pure automotive art with a respectable dash of performance.
Armed with a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-pot mill under the hood, this hatchback makes 170hp and 250Nm of torque. Sending this to the front wheels is a 6-speed automatic gearbox which ensures 0-100 km/h is tackled in 7.7 seconds, whilst top speed is pegged at 218 km/h.
For under AED 100,000, you can get your hands on the ‘Super’ trim of the Giulietta. This trim comes with 16-inch alloys, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, and rear parking sensors, to name a few. What’s more interesting, is that the most stylish car here also offers the largest boot at 350 liters.
Engine: 1.4-liter / four-cylinder
Power: 170hp / 250Nm
Acceleration: 7.7 seconds
Top Speed: 218 km/h
Price: AED 90,700
The Hyundai Veloster is the most affordable car on this list, but is far from being a bargain-basement. In fact, between the three cars here, the Hyundai Veloster offers the best value for money. Its radical styling will divide opinions among onlookers, but the same will also ensure that you are noticed.
Under the hood of this trendy Korean hatchback is a 1.6-liter four-banger that makes 127hp and 157Nm of twisting force. The engine sends its power to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission, and the Veloster touches the ton in some rather lethargic 11.5 seconds. Keep the gas pedal pinned, and given a long enough stretch of tarmac, the Veloster will eventually hit its 190 km/h top speed.
Though more affordable than the rest on this list, the Hyundai Veloster 1.6 is the top variant in the range and thus comes loaded with features. These include cruise control, automatic climate control, keyless entry & go, a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, and a reverse parking camera among others. On the safety front, the Veloster offers up 6 airbags, anti-lock brakes, and an electronic stability program.
Engine: 1.6-liter / four-cylinder
Power: 127hp / 157Nm
Acceleration: 11.5 seconds
Top Speed: 190 km/h
Price: AED 82,900
The Ford Focus is the most expensive pick on this list, but is also the best all-rounder here. It is trendy enough for most and its feature list is just as impressive as its 5-Star Euro NCAP safety rating. It is also the most practical car here for carrying 5 adults, and comes with a punchy engine.
Behind that sharp snout of the Focus is a 2.0-liter petrol engine with direct injection, producing 158hp and 202Nm of torque. Powering the front wheels via a 6-speed autobox, the Focus will hit 100 km/h in a smidge over 9 seconds, whilst top speed is 205 km/h.
Trunk space isn’t the Ford’s strongest suit, at just 277 liters it trails behind the Alfa Romeo and Hyundai. The Titanium trim of the Ford Focus offers creature comforts such as automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, electrically-operated & heated wing mirrors, LED ambient lighting, hill start assist, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and sport suspension among others.
Engine: 2.0-liter / four-cylinder
Power: 158hp / 202Nm
Acceleration: 9.3 seconds
Top Speed: 205 km/h
Price: AED 99,500