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Honda Civic Type R vs Ford Focus ST vs Volkswagen Golf R: which should you buy?
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18 Aug 2022

Honda Civic Type R vs Ford Focus ST vs Volkswagen Golf R: which should you buy?

We’ve picked three of the best hot hatches currently on the market to see which is worth your money
Ford Fiesta ST vs Hyundai i20 N vs MINI Cooper S: which should you buy?
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1 Jul 2022

Ford Fiesta ST vs Hyundai i20 N vs MINI Cooper S: which should you buy?

Which of these three small hot hatchbacks is best for fun, practicality and driving every day?
New Hyundai i30 N Drive-N limited edition arrives with a price tag of £38,190
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13 Jun 2022

New Hyundai i30 N Drive-N limited edition arrives with a price tag of £38,190

This special version of Hyundai’s larger hot hatch gets bronze accents, with only 75 coming to the UK
Volkswagen ID.3 GTX set to join the range in 2023
Volkswagen ID.3 GTX
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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
In-depth reviews
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 Cupra Born: line-up broadened with faster e-Boost versions
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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
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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
In-depth reviews
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
In-depth reviews
22 Mar 2022

Skoda Octavia vRS hatchback review

"The Skoda Octavia vRS is one of the most practical and usable hot hatchbacks around"
Toyota GR Yaris set to gain an automatic gearbox option
Automatic Toyota GR Yaris
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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
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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
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VW Golf R vs Audi S3 vs BMW M135i: which should you buy?
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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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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
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
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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
In-depth reviews
25 Oct 2021

Hyundai i30 N hatchback review

“The Hyundai i30 N is a truly special addition to the hot-hatchback class”
All-new 395bhp Audi RS 3 gets starting price of £50,900
2021 Audi RS 3 Saloon
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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
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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
New limited-edition Abarth 695 Esseesse unveiled
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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
In-depth reviews
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
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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
2021 Cupra Leon hot hatchback: new 242bhp engine revealed
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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
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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?
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Facelifted 2021 Hyundai i30 N hot hatch starts from £33,745
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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
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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
Volkswagen Golf GTD hatchback review
Volkswagen Golf GTD hatchback
In-depth reviews
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
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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
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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
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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
2021 Skoda Octavia vRS: 197bhp diesel engine detailed
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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