Hot hatches

Ford Focus ST Estate review
Ford Focus ST Estate
Ford Focus ST estate
25 May 2022

Ford Focus ST Estate review

"The Ford Focus ST Estate is just as good to drive as the hatchback but has a much bigger boot"
BMW M135i hatchback review
BMW M135i driving
BMW M135i hatchback
6 May 2022

BMW M135i hatchback review

“The latest BMW M135i is undoubtedly fast, and a recent update has added some of the old car’s character”
Volkswagen ID.3 GTX set to join the range in 2023
Volkswagen ID.3 GTX
Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback
5 May 2022

Volkswagen ID.3 GTX set to join the range in 2023

The electric hot hatchback will get dual motors and is set to be introduced during the ID.3’s mid-life update next year.
Abarth 695 Tributo 131 Rally special edition storms in
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5 May 2022

Abarth 695 Tributo 131 Rally special edition storms in

Abarth reveals new rally-inspired version of 695 with a rugged look and performance upgrades
MINI John Cooper Works hatchback review
MINI JCW hatchback driving
MINI John Cooper Works hatchback
4 May 2022

MINI John Cooper Works hatchback review

"The MINI John Cooper Works is quick enough to worry larger hot hatchbacks – just be mindful of the cost of options"
New Hyundai i30 N Drive-N limited edition arrives
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3 May 2022

New Hyundai i30 N Drive-N limited edition arrives

This special version of Hyundai’s larger hot hatch gets bronze accents, with only 75 coming to the UK
Hyundai i20 N hatchback review
Best Hot Hatchback: Hyundai i20 N
Hyundai i20 N
14 Apr 2022

Hyundai i20 N hatchback review

"The impressive Hyundai i20 N is the strongest rival to the Ford Fiesta ST"
Audi RS 3 review
Audi RS 3 Saloon driving - front
Audi RS3
8 Apr 2022

Audi RS 3 review

“The Audi RS 3 is fearsomely quick but can be just as easy to drive as the regular A3”
New 2022 Honda Civic Type R takes the lap record at Suzuka Circuit during final testing
Honda Civic Type R at Suzuka Circuit
Honda Civic Type R hatchback
8 Apr 2022

New 2022 Honda Civic Type R takes the lap record at Suzuka Circuit during final testing

New images show the next Civic Type R being tested at the Suzuka circuit in Japan
New Cupra Born: line-up broadened with faster e-Boost versions
2022 Cupra Born - front 3/4
Cupra Born
1 Apr 2022

New Cupra Born: line-up broadened with faster e-Boost versions

The electric Cupra Born is now on sale; prices start at £34,715
Toyota GR Corolla hot hatch gets 295bhp and a manual gearbox
Toyota GR Corolla Circuit Edition
Toyota Corolla
1 Apr 2022

Toyota GR Corolla hot hatch gets 295bhp and a manual gearbox

New range-topping sporty Corolla has finally been revealed, but it’s not coming to the UK
Volkswagen Golf R estate review
2022 Volkswagen Golf R estate front quarter
Volkswagen Golf R Estate
31 Mar 2022

Volkswagen Golf R estate review

"The Volkswagen Golf R Estate is an incredible all-rounder, offering plenty of performance and practicality in one package"
Skoda Octavia vRS hatchback review
Skoda Octavia vRS hatchback
Skoda Octavia vRS hatchback
22 Mar 2022

Skoda Octavia vRS hatchback review

"The Skoda Octavia vRS is one of the most practical and usable hot hatchbacks around"
Abarth 595 hatchback review
Abarth 595 on track
Abarth 595
22 Mar 2022

Abarth 595 hatchback review

"The Abarth 595 is a sporty hatchback based on the Fiat 500 that is characterful and fun to drive"
Toyota GR Yaris set to gain an automatic gearbox option
Automatic Toyota GR Yaris
Toyota GR Yaris
21 Mar 2022

Toyota GR Yaris set to gain an automatic gearbox option

An automatic gearbox-equipped GR Yaris has competed in a Japanese rally challenge, and the transmission could be made available on the road car
2022 Abarth 595 and 695 hot hatches updated
Abarth 695 Competizione and Turismo
Abarth 595
18 Mar 2022

2022 Abarth 595 and 695 hot hatches updated

Abarth version of Fiat 500 is now available in two power outputs and with a tweaked specification list
VW Golf R vs Audi S3 vs BMW M135i: which should you buy?
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Hot hatches
1 Mar 2022

VW Golf R vs Audi S3 vs BMW M135i: which should you buy?

These hot hatches are very well-matched on paper, but should you pick the Volkswagen, Audi or BMW?
MINI launches new special-edition trim levels for entire range
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MINI hatchback
8 Feb 2022

MINI launches new special-edition trim levels for entire range

The Resolute, Untold and Untamed trims bring a host of contrasting styling accents to the MINI lineup
The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022
Audi RS 3 driving - front view
Hot hatches
3 Feb 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022

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…
Volkswagen Golf R hatchback review
Volkswagen Golf R driving
Volkswagen Golf R hatchback
2 Feb 2022

Volkswagen Golf R hatchback review

“The Volkswagen Golf R is one of the hottest Golfs ever, and handles very well”
Audi S3 Sportback review
Audi S3 Sportback driving
Audi S3 Sportback
28 Jan 2022

Audi S3 Sportback review

“The Audi S3 is a refined and quick hot hatchback with lots of tech”
Top 3 used hot hatchbacks for £10,000
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27 Jan 2022

Top 3 used hot hatchbacks for £10,000

Dear Carbuyer, I want to swap my supermini for a similarly sized hot hatch. What can I get for £10,000?
Facelifted Volkswagen Polo GTI starts from £26,430
2021 Volkswagen Polo GTI - front 3/4
Volkswagen Polo GTI hatchback
18 Nov 2021

Facelifted Volkswagen Polo GTI starts from £26,430

The latest version of VW’s sporty supermini is now on sale in the UK, packing plenty of power and tech
Hyundai i30 N hatchback review
2021 Hyundai i30 N hatchback - front 3/4 dynamic
Hyundai i30 N
25 Oct 2021

Hyundai i30 N hatchback review

“The Hyundai i30 N is a truly special addition to the hot-hatchback class”
Ford Focus ST hatchback review
Ford Focus ST Edition driving
Ford Focus ST hatchback
19 Oct 2021

Ford Focus ST hatchback review

"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"
Top 10 best hot hatchbacks 2022
Hyundai i20 N
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8 Oct 2021

Top 10 best hot hatchbacks 2022

The best hot hatchbacks offer sports car thrills and performance with everyday usability and practicality for a reasonable price.
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback review
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback front 3/4 tracking
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback
21 Sep 2021

Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback review

"Favouring precision over power, the Volkswagen Golf GTI is a sophisticated hot hatch"
All-new 395bhp Audi RS 3 gets starting price of £50,900
2021 Audi RS 3 Saloon
Audi RS3
9 Aug 2021

All-new 395bhp Audi RS 3 gets starting price of £50,900

The 2021 Audi RS 3 hot hatchback gets aggressive styling and upgraded technology to take on the Mercedes-AMG A45 S
Updated Renault Megane is plug-in hybrid only
2021 Renault Megane E-Tech
Renault Megane hatchback
7 Jul 2021

Updated Renault Megane is plug-in hybrid only

Renault Megane range gets the latest interior tech, tweaked trim levels and E-Tech plug-in hybrid powertrain
Cupra Leon hatchback review
Cupra Leon hatchback
Cupra Leon
6 Jul 2021

Cupra Leon hatchback review

"The Cupra Leon is a stylish, high-performance take on the standard hatch that's a desirable alternative to mainstream rivals"
New limited-edition Abarth 695 Esseesse unveiled
Abarth 695 Esseesse - front 3/4 dynamic
Abarth 595
2 Jul 2021

New limited-edition Abarth 695 Esseesse unveiled

Range-topping version of Abarth’s 695 becomes fastest version available
Honda Civic Type R review (2017-2021)
Honda Civic Type R
Honda Civic Type R hatchback
23 Jun 2021

Honda Civic Type R review (2017-2021)

"The nimble, responsive Honda Civic Type R delivers thrills without sacrificing comfort or practicality"
Hot Hyundai i20 N on sale now for £24,995
Hyundai i20 N - front
Hyundai i20 hatchback
17 Jun 2021

Hot Hyundai i20 N on sale now for £24,995

Hyundai's latest hot supermini looks to rival the acclaimed Ford Fiesta ST
Ford Puma ST SUV review
Ford Puma ST
Ford Puma ST
8 Jun 2021

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"
Hyundai considers new electric Ioniq 5 N performance car
Ioniq 5 N crossover
Electric cars
14 May 2021

Hyundai considers new electric Ioniq 5 N performance car

Hyundai’s N range could be expanded with a hot version of the Ioniq 5 crossover