Hot hatchbacks


Renault 5 GT Turbo – review, history, prices and specs

Not as wild and bonkers as the mid-engined Turbo, the Renault 5 GT Turbo was still a rather fine hot hatch
1 Apr 2020
Volkswagen Golf GTI

Volkswagen Golf GTI turned to 380bhp by Mountune52 

For just over £2000, you can pump your Golf GTI to Golf R-smashing power figures
30 Mar 2020
Mercedes CLA45 AMG hatchback

Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S coupe UK review

The more stylish version of eCoty 2019’s bronze medallist is as impressive on UK roads as it was overseas
28 Mar 2020
SEAT Leon Cupra

335bhp Cupra Leon Competicion adopts 3D printed components

In order to streamline the development process, Cupra has opted for 3D-printed components in its track-only Leon Competicion
26 Mar 2020
SEAT Leon Cupra hatchback

​SEAT Leon Cupra review - more excitement than a Golf GTI?

The SEAT Leon Cupra is at the end of its lifespan, but has only become better with age
25 Mar 2020
Hyundai i30 N hatchback

Hyundai i30 N review - a great first try at hot hatch heroics

A deeply impressive first attempt at a proper hot hatch. Fastback model adds to the i30 N's repertoire
25 Mar 2020
Hyundai i20 hatchback

2021 Hyundai i20 N spied testing ahead of reveal

Following in the footsteps of the i30 N, Hyundai’s set to launch a hot i20 supermini
24 Mar 2020
Audi RS3

All-new Audi RS3 spied testing

Booted variant joins the RS3 Sportback glimpsed late last year
24 Mar 2020
Honda Civic Type-R

Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition sells out in the UK

Just a month after its reveal, all 20 UK allocations of the Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition have been accounted for
19 Mar 2020
Hot hatchbacks

Hooning around was a rite of passage, for Porter’s generation at least…

In just a few weeks our mate had got a car, learnt to drive it and then broken it beyond repair. It was textbook
6 Mar 2020
Toyota Yaris

New 2020 Toyota GR Yaris to start under £30,000

The Toyota GR Yaris, and its price tag, have finally been revealed - here are all the details
5 Mar 2020
Skoda Octavia vRS

New 2020 Skoda Octavia vRS iV revealed with plug-in powertrain

The Skoda Octavia vRS finally revealed, plug-in comes first, others to follow
3 Mar 2020
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback

New Volkswagen Golf GTI, GTD and GTE family revealed in full

Petrol, diesel and plug-in hot hatches will once again join the Golf family, and could be better than ever
27 Feb 2020
Hyundai i30 N

New 2020 Hyundai i30 revealed with new look, tech and transmission

Hyundai’s i30 gets a refresh, and the new i30 N is on its way too
25 Feb 2020
SEAT Leon Cupra

New 2020 Cupra Leon revealed

Cupra’s launched not just one, but a whole range of hot Leons to rival the rapidly expanding hot hatch class in 2020
21 Feb 2020
BMW 1 Series

AC Schnitzer previews upgrade parts for latest BMW 1-series

Prolific BMW tuner unveils its first parts for the predominantly front-wheel-drive 1-series
20 Feb 2020
BMW M235i

BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe review - enough to take on the Mercedes-AMG CLA35?

Not the best way to spend 37 grand on a new car
20 Feb 2020
Volkswagen Golf R

2020 Volkswagen Golf R Mk8 spied ahead of reveal

Next-generation VW Golf R spotted cold weather testing prior to official launch
17 Feb 2020
Toyota Corolla

250bhp Toyota GR Corolla hot hatch in the pipeline

Following in the footsteps of the GR Yaris homologation special, Toyota’s Gazoo Racing division is to launch a hot Corolla
13 Feb 2020
Audi RS3 hatchback

2020 Audi RS3 review

Audi’s RS3 and RS3 Saloon have been rejigged to meet new emissions laws, but it hasn’t upset the recipe
11 Feb 2020
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New 2020 Renault Megane RS revealed

Renault Sport has refined the Mégane RS range and freshened up the styling
3 Feb 2020
BMW M2 coupe

BMW M2 Competition 2020 review

Competition upgrades unlock the latent potential of the BMW M2, making it one of the most entertaining coupes money can buy
27 Jan 2020
BMW M2 coupe

BMW M2 review

The last of its generation, the M2 is a throwback to a golden age of small, rear-wheel-drive performance models from Munich
27 Jan 2020