Hatchbacks

New 2022 Vauxhall Astra revealed – full details and possible GSe hot hatch
All-new Vauxhall Astra – front static
Vauxhall Astra hatchback

New 2022 Vauxhall Astra revealed – full details and possible GSe hot hatch

Vauxhall’s first PSA-developed Astra arrives with a distinctive look and plug-in hybrid powertrains
12 Jul 2021
2021 Peugeot 308 priced from £24,000
2021 Peugeot 308
Peugeot 308

2021 Peugeot 308 priced from £24,000

Peugeot’s 308 hatchback has been given an extreme makeover, and first cars hit the road this December
29 Jun 2021
Vauxhall Insignia GSi 2021 review – throwback family fun
Vauxhall Insignia GSi – low tracking
Vauxhall Insignia

Vauxhall Insignia GSi 2021 review – throwback family fun

Before Vauxhall benefits from Peugeot’s latest know-how, the Insignia soldiers to remind us of a time we have probably all forgotten
25 Mar 2021
Mini range updated for 2021 – supermini sharpens up to rival A1 and new 500e
Mini Cooper S 2021 - front quarter
MINI

Mini range updated for 2021 – supermini sharpens up to rival A1 and new 500e

The Mini hatch range, including the Cooper S and Mini Electric all gain new style and tech features
26 Jan 2021
Mercedes-Benz A-class review – high-tech hatch takes aim at 1-series and A3
Mercedes A-Class hatchback

Mercedes-Benz A-class review – high-tech hatch takes aim at 1-series and A3

Now in its fourth generation, the Mercedes A-class is unrecognisable from the car that kicked things off two decades ago.
23 Nov 2020

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Audi A3 review
Audi A3
Audi A3

Audi A3 review

The Audi A3 is now perilously close to losing its premium status in a competitive hatchback market
11 Nov 2020
Ford Fiesta review – still the best supermini?
Ford Fiesta hatchback

Ford Fiesta review – still the best supermini?

Britain’s most popular car also happens to be one of its most accessible driver’s cars
20 Aug 2020
SEAT Leon FR 1.5 TSI 2020 review – a spicy chorizo to a Golf’s currywurst
SEAT Leon

SEAT Leon FR 1.5 TSI 2020 review – a spicy chorizo to a Golf’s currywurst

An impressive spread of abilities was always on the call sheet, but the balanced chassis and impressive calibration take the package further
6 Aug 2020
BMW 2-series Gran Coupe review
BMW 2 Series

BMW 2-series Gran Coupe review

Composed, comfortable and quick, but the 2-series Gran Coupe is short on dynamic flair
16 Apr 2020
New Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Coupe 2020 review
Mercedes CLA

New Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Coupe 2020 review

Mercedes’ four-door CLA Coupe does little wrong, but its uncompetitive pricing means external and internal rivals leave it redundant
9 Apr 2020
Peugeot 208 GT-Line 2020 review
Peugeot 208

Peugeot 208 GT-Line 2020 review

A Peugeot supermini in 2020 is a very different beast to those that came before; it’s clever, stylish and hides a sweet chassis that’s clawing to get …
9 Mar 2020
New 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 pricing and specs revealed
Volkswagen Golf hatchback

New 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 pricing and specs revealed

After 35 million units there’s a new Volkswagen Golf, only this time under an increasingly large shadow
6 Mar 2020
New 2020 SEAT Leon revealed – the Golf’s Catalan cousin gets a makeover
SEAT

New 2020 SEAT Leon revealed – the Golf’s Catalan cousin gets a makeover

The SEAT Leon has been redesigned for 2020, and high-performance Cupra models are on their way
28 Jan 2020
2019 Ford Focus EcoBoost review
Ford Focus Hatchback

2019 Ford Focus EcoBoost review

Some might suggest the UK is falling out of love with family hatchbacks, but the Focus EcoBoost is a good reminder of why it remains a compelling pack…
9 Dec 2019
All-new Toyota Yaris revealed – and hot Gazoo models aren’t far behind
Toyota Yaris

All-new Toyota Yaris revealed – and hot Gazoo models aren’t far behind

It might not be glamorous, but the new Yaris will form a base for some exciting new hotter versions
17 Oct 2019
BMW 2-series Gran Coupe ready to take on Mercedes-Benz CLA
Hatchbacks

BMW 2-series Gran Coupe ready to take on Mercedes-Benz CLA

All-new front-wheel-drive 1-series spawns its first derivative: the 2-series Gran Coupe
16 Oct 2019
New 2018 Ford Focus revealed
Ford Focus launch - front
Ford Focus Hatchback

New 2018 Ford Focus revealed

Ford has given its big selling Focus a complete overhaul to take on both traditional hatch and compact SUV rivals
11 Apr 2018
2013 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 review and pictures
2013 Mercedes-Benz CLA250
Mercedes CLS hatchback

2013 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 review and pictures

The new Mercedes CLA is a mini-me CLS four-door coupe, driven here in CLA250 turbo petrol form
12 Mar 2013