Hot hatches

Top 10 best hot hatchbacks 2021
2021 Ford Fiesta ST Edition
Hot hatches
28 Jul 2021

Top 10 best hot hatchbacks 2021

The best hot hatchbacks offer sports car thrills and performance with everyday usability and practicality for a reasonable price.
All-new 395bhp Audi RS 3 muscles in with starting price of £50,900
2021 Audi RS 3 Saloon
Audi RS3
19 Jul 2021

All-new 395bhp Audi RS 3 muscles in with 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
Hyundai i20 N hatchback review
Hyundai i20 N hatchback
Hyundai i20 N
7 Jul 2021

Hyundai i20 N hatchback review

"The impressive Hyundai i20 N is a genuine rival to the Ford Fiesta ST"
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
Hot new Volkswagen Polo GTI unveiled
2021 Volkswagen Polo GTI
Volkswagen Polo GTI hatchback
30 Jun 2021

Hot new Volkswagen Polo GTI unveiled

The updated VW Polo GTI hot hatch gets a 204bhp engine, updated chassis and new technology
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback review
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback front 3/4 tracking
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback
29 Jun 2021

Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback review

"Favouring precision over power, the Volkswagen Golf GTI is a sophisticated hot hatch"
The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks
Mercedes AMG A45 - rear
Hot hatches
25 Jun 2021

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…
Honda Civic Type R review
Honda Civic Type R
Honda Civic Type R hatchback
23 Jun 2021

Honda Civic Type R review

"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"
New Cupra Born: sporty electric hatchback arrives with 335-mile range
2022 Cupra Born - front 3/4
Cupra
25 May 2021

New Cupra Born: sporty electric hatchback arrives with 335-mile range

The electric Cupra Born goes on sale next year with a choice of three powertrains
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
2021 Cupra Leon hot hatchback: new 242bhp engine revealed
Cupra Leon PHEV - front 3/4 view
SEAT Leon Cupra hatchback
6 May 2021

2021 Cupra Leon hot hatchback: new 242bhp engine revealed

New Cupra Leon gets familiar 2.0-litre engine from the VW Golf GTI; prices start from £31,460
New Volkswagen Golf GTD Mk8 vs Ford Focus ST diesel: rivals comparison
Volkswagen Golf GTD vs Ford Focus ST header image
News
30 Apr 2021

New Volkswagen Golf GTD Mk8 vs Ford Focus ST diesel: rivals comparison

How does the new VW Golf GTD compare to Ford’s diesel-powered ST?
Facelifted 2021 Hyundai i30 N hot hatch starts from £33,745
2021 Hyundai i30 N
Hyundai i30 N
29 Apr 2021

Facelifted 2021 Hyundai i30 N hot hatch starts from £33,745

Updated Hyundai i30 N range gets styling refresh and a new automatic gearbox
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
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"
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?”