Hot hatches

2021 MINI John Cooper Works gets a facelift
2021 MINI John Cooper Works
MINI John Cooper Works hatchback
21 Apr 2021

2021 MINI John Cooper Works gets a facelift

The MINI John Cooper Works has been given a makeover that includes styling tweaks and extra tech
Best hot hatchbacks
2021 Ford Fiesta ST Edition
Hot hatches
16 Apr 2021

Best hot hatchbacks

The best hot hatchbacks offer sports car thrills and performance with everyday usability and practicality for a reasonable price.
New 2021 Cupra Born spotted testing
New 2021 Cupra Born prototype - front 3/4 drift
Cupra
8 Apr 2021

New 2021 Cupra Born spotted testing

Cupra’s first fully electric car undergoes winter testing ahead of launch in May
Skoda Octavia vRS hatchback review
Skoda Octavia vRS hatchback
Skoda Octavia vRS hatchback
29 Mar 2021

Skoda Octavia vRS hatchback review

"The Skoda Octavia vRS isn’t the most exciting hot hatchback in the class but it’s arguably the most usable"
Hyundai i20 N hatchback review
Hyundai i20 N hatchback
Hyundai i20 N
26 Mar 2021

Hyundai i20 N hatchback review

"The impressive Hyundai i20 N is a genuine rival to the Ford Fiesta ST"
2021 Audi RS3 hatchback and saloon getting closer to launch
2021 Audi RS3 prototype driving
Audi RS3
24 Mar 2021

2021 Audi RS3 hatchback and saloon getting closer to launch

Next-generation Audi RS3 hot hatchback will have more power to take on 415bhp Mercedes-AMG A45 S
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback review
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback front 3/4 tracking
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback
23 Mar 2021

Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback review

"Favouring precision over power, the Volkswagen Golf GTI is a sophisticated hot hatch"
Volkswagen Golf GTD hatchback review
Volkswagen Golf GTD hatchback
Volkswagen Golf GTD hatchback
16 Mar 2021

Volkswagen Golf GTD hatchback review

The Volkswagen Golf GTD is a superb all-rounder but the perks of owning a diesel are fading fast
Volkswagen Golf GTI: old vs new
Volkswagen Golf GTI old vs new header
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback
12 Mar 2021

Volkswagen Golf GTI: old vs new

How does the new Mk8 Golf GTI compare with the previous model?
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 edition launched
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback
26 Feb 2021

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 edition launched

Limited-edition Golf GTI Clubsport 45 expected to cost around £40,000 and will be on sale shortly
2021 Cupra Leon hot hatchback: 296bhp petrol engine now available
Cupra Leon PHEV - front 3/4 view
SEAT Leon Cupra hatchback
24 Feb 2021

2021 Cupra Leon hot hatchback: 296bhp petrol engine now available

New Cupra Leon gets familiar 2.0-litre engine; prices start from £35,660
Next Vauxhall Corsa VXR goes electric
Vauxhall Corsa VXR render - front
Electric cars
22 Jan 2021

Next Vauxhall Corsa VXR goes electric

Corsa hot hatch is returning in 2022 as an electric rival to the Ford Fiesta ST
Ford Focus ST hatchback
Ford Focus ST hatchback front cornering
Ford Focus ST hatchback
12 Jan 2021

Ford Focus ST hatchback

"The Ford Focus ST is one of the most exciting hot hatchbacks on sale but is no longer a cheap option when compared with its rivals"
2021 Skoda Octavia vRS: 197bhp diesel engine detailed
Skoda Octavia vRS
Skoda Octavia vRS hatchback
6 Jan 2021

2021 Skoda Octavia vRS: 197bhp diesel engine detailed

Powerful Skoda Octavia vRS gets sporty looks and a vRS iv plug-in hybrid option for the first time
2021 Hyundai i20 N hot hatch: prices, specs and release date
Hyundai i20 hatchback
30 Dec 2020

2021 Hyundai i20 N hot hatch: prices, specs and release date

Hyundai i20 N will be closest rival to Ford Fiesta ST and is expected to cost less
New 296bhp Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport now on sale
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport prototype
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback
3 Dec 2020

New 296bhp Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport now on sale

Hardcore Golf GTI Clubsport is track-focused and has extra power
New 2020 Volkswagen Golf R starts from £39,270
2020 Volkswagen Golf R - teaser image
Volkswagen Golf R hatchback
3 Dec 2020

New 2020 Volkswagen Golf R starts from £39,270

New 316bhp Volkswagen Golf R hot hatch is on sale now
Ford Puma ST SUV review
Ford Puma ST
15 Nov 2020

Ford Puma ST SUV review

"The Ford Puma ST is great to drive, has a brilliant engine and offers all the practicality of an SUV with hot hatch thrills"
2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI: prices, specs, and release date
2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI  - front 3/4 view dynamic
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback
9 Oct 2020

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI: prices, specs, and release date

New Mk8 Volkswagen Golf GTI is available to order now, starting from £33,460
Limited-run Ford Fiesta ST Edition sprints in
Ford Fiesta ST hatchback
5 Oct 2020

Limited-run Ford Fiesta ST Edition sprints in

New Fiesta ST Edition has adjustable suspension and is aimed at enthusiasts
Facelifted 2020 Hyundai i30 N gets automatic gearbox option
Facelifted Hyundai i30 N
Hyundai i30 N
24 Sep 2020

Facelifted 2020 Hyundai i30 N gets automatic gearbox option

Updated Hyundai i30 N hot hatch has been launched with new styling and lightweight wheels
2020 Ford Puma ST performance SUV breaks cover
Ford Puma SUV
24 Sep 2020

2020 Ford Puma ST performance SUV breaks cover

New Ford Puma ST has 197bhp and sprints from 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds
Honda Civic Type R review
Honda Civic Type R hatchback
23 Sep 2020

Honda Civic Type R review

"The nimble, responsive Honda Civic Type R delivers thrills without sacrificing comfort or practicality"
2020 Honda Civic Type R range starts from £32,820
Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition front
Honda Civic Type R hatchback
8 Sep 2020

2020 Honda Civic Type R range starts from £32,820

Three variants now on sale but Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition has sold out
New 2020 Audi S3 range launched with 306bhp
2020 Audi S3 Sportback and Saloon
Audi
11 Aug 2020

New 2020 Audi S3 range launched with 306bhp

Audi S3 Sportback and Saloon get four-wheel-drive and a 4.8-second 0-62mph time
2020 Renault Megane facelift: prices, specs and release date
2020 Renault Megane RS Line - front 3/4 view
Renault Megane hatchback
24 Jul 2020

2020 Renault Megane facelift: prices, specs and release date

Facelifted Renault Megane brings new hybrid model, updated cabin tech and tweaked trim levels
BMW 1 Series: old vs new
BMW 1 Series
15 Jul 2020

BMW 1 Series: old vs new

The latest BMW 1 Series is noticeably different to its predecessor - we compare old and new
2022 Honda Civic Type R to get even more power
Honda Civic Type R hatchback
19 Jun 2020

2022 Honda Civic Type R to get even more power

Our exclusive images preview how the next Civic Type R might look
New Volkswagen Golf GTD Mk8 vs Ford Focus ST diesel compared
Volkswagen
28 May 2020

New Volkswagen Golf GTD Mk8 vs Ford Focus ST diesel compared

How does the new VW Golf GTD compare to the best diesel hot hatchback on sale?
Top 3 used small hot hatches for £8,500
Ford Fiesta ST hatchback
22 May 2020

Top 3 used small hot hatches for £8,500

“Dear Carbuyer, I want a small hot hatch that won’t cost a fortune to insure. What are my options for £8,500?”
The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks
Hot hatches
9 Apr 2020

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks

While hatchbacks might normally be used for trips to the shops, the hot hatch power war has resulted in the fastest models being quicker than most spo…