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New 2020 Volkswagen Golf R spied undisguised
Volkswagen Golf R

New 2020 Volkswagen Golf R spied undisguised

Our spy photographers have snapped the new Volkswagen Golf R inside and out, wearing minimal camouflage
1 Jul 2020
New MINI JCW GP 2020 review
MINI MINI JCW

New MINI JCW GP 2020 review

The new MINI JCW GP is the brand’s fastest ever hatch, but it's also its most expensive
30 Jun 2020
New 2020 Audi RS 3 to be revealed soon with 400bhp+
Audi RS3

New 2020 Audi RS 3 to be revealed soon with 400bhp+

The launch date for the new Audi RS 3 superhatch is drawing near – and Audi has hinted that it’ll be powered by a five-cylinder engine
29 Jun 2020
The best cars I've driven - Jonathan Burn
Features

The best cars I've driven - Jonathan Burn

From hot hatches to supercars, news and reviews editor Jonathan Burn looks back on the drives that stand out
25 Jun 2020
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New 2020 Audi S3 spotted testing at the Nurburgring
Audi S3

New 2020 Audi S3 spotted testing at the Nurburgring

The new Audi S3 has been spied completely undisguised as a hatchback and saloon
24 Jun 2020
Giant-killing Citroen Xsara wins back-to-back in 1999 - Motorsport Moments
Citroen

Giant-killing Citroen Xsara wins back-to-back in 1999 - Motorsport Moments

Philippe Bugalski and the high-revving Citroen Xsara F2 kit car made unique history in the World Rally Championship
22 Jun 2020
New 415bhp Mercedes AMG GLA 45: UK prices and specs revealed
Mercedes GLA 45 AMG

New 415bhp Mercedes AMG GLA 45: UK prices and specs revealed

Junior GLA 35 on sale from £43,565, while range-topping GLA 45 S tops out at almost £65,000
9 Jun 2020

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New 2022 Honda Civic Type R hot hatch set to stick with tradition
Honda Civic Type R

New 2022 Honda Civic Type R hot hatch set to stick with tradition

The next Honda Civic Type R will grow in size, but it won’t use a hybrid powertrain. Our exclusive image previews how it could look
5 Jun 2020
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New Hyundai i30 N 2020 review
Hyundai i30 N

New Hyundai i30 N 2020 review

Subtle updates make the Hyundai i30 N hot hatch even better suited to UK roads
22 May 2020
New 296bhp Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport on the way
Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback

New 296bhp Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport on the way

The track-focused Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport is set to get a big power boost and new Nurburgring developed chassis settings
15 May 2020
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The greatest hot hatchbacks of all time
Best cars & vans

The greatest hot hatchbacks of all time

What are the best hot hatchbacks ever? We’ve picked our top 10s from the 80s, 90s and 2000s to settle the argument…
14 May 2020
New Volkswagen Golf GTI ride review
Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback

New Volkswagen Golf GTI ride review

Hi-tech new controls aim to keep legendary Volkswagen Golf GTI hot hatch’s driving dynamics at the top of the class
12 May 2020
Best hot hatchbacks 2020
Hot hatches

Best hot hatchbacks 2020

The best hot hatches offer giant-killing performance and a gripping drive, all wrapped in a user-friendly package
7 May 2020
New 2021 Hyundai i20 N hot hatch confirmed in revealing teasers
Hyundai i20

New 2021 Hyundai i20 N hot hatch confirmed in revealing teasers

The new Hyundai i20 N will sit below the i30 N in the brand’s growing performance car line-up and will rival the Ford Fiesta ST and VW Polo GTI
6 May 2020
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New 2020 Ford Puma ST teased for the first time
Ford Puma

New 2020 Ford Puma ST teased for the first time

Ford’s hopped-up Puma ST will feature the same 197bhp 1.5-litre three- cylinder engine as the Fiesta ST
1 May 2020
Ford Focus ST review
Ford Focus ST - front tracking
Ford Focus ST Hatchback

Ford Focus ST review

The new Focus ST isn’t the most powerful or the cheapest on the market, but it’s still a great hot hatch.
28 Apr 2020
Hot 2021 Hyundai Kona N SUV spied testing again
Hyundai Kona

Hot 2021 Hyundai Kona N SUV spied testing again

Hot Hyundai Kona N crossover spotted testing again, as Korean firm lines up 247bhp rival for the VW T-Roc R
22 Apr 2020
The Ford Focus RS is dead: no flagship hot hatch for Mk4 Focus
Ford Focus RS Mk1: 2002 - 2003
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The Ford Focus RS is dead: no flagship hot hatch for Mk4 Focus

Hot versions of the new Focus will be capped at ST level, after Blue Oval confirms next-generation RS project is dead
20 Apr 2020
New Cupra Leon Competicion touring car features 3D printed parts
Cupra

New Cupra Leon Competicion touring car features 3D printed parts

The Cupra Leon Competicion is a track-bred racer, with a smattering of 3D printed components and a 335bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine
26 Mar 2020
New Audi S3 prototype review
Audi S3 prototype - front
Audi S3 Hatchback

New Audi S3 prototype review

We hit the road in a hot S3 prototype to see what's changed ahead of its arrival
20 Mar 2020
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New Honda Civic Type R facelift: limited edition version sells out in UK
Honda Civic Type R

New Honda Civic Type R facelift: limited edition version sells out in UK

All 20 examples of the Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition destined for the UK market have been sold, priced at £39,995 each
19 Mar 2020
New 2020 Suzuki Swift Sport Hybrid launched
Suzuki Swift Sport Hatchback

New 2020 Suzuki Swift Sport Hybrid launched

The Suzuki Swift Sport Hybrid adds a dinky electric motor to its turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine
18 Mar 2020
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New 2020 Toyota GR Yaris: pricing announced
Toyota GR Yaris - front 3/4 static
Toyota Yaris

New 2020 Toyota GR Yaris: pricing announced

The 257bhp, four-wheel-drive Toyota GR Yaris will go on sale in the UK shortly, with prices starting from £29,995
5 Mar 2020
New Volkswagen up! GTI 2020 review
Volkswagen up GTI

New Volkswagen up! GTI 2020 review

Emissions regulations have done little to spoil the Volkswagen up! GTI pocket rocket
5 Mar 2020
New 2020 Skoda Octavia vRS iV plugs in with 242bhp
Skoda Octavia vRS Hatchback

New 2020 Skoda Octavia vRS iV plugs in with 242bhp

Three versions of the new hot Skoda Octavia vRS are on the way, but plug-in hybrid power makes its debut first
3 Mar 2020
New Cupra Leon revealed with hybrid power and up to 306bhp
Cupra Leon Estate - front 3/4 static
Cupra

New Cupra Leon revealed with hybrid power and up to 306bhp

Cupra, SEAT’s performance brand, has got its hands on the Leon hatch and the new Cupra Leon is the result
20 Feb 2020
Hyundai i30 N review
Hyundai i30 N - front tracking
Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai i30 N review

Hyundai’s first attempt at a hot hatchback is close to being a class-leading one, despite well-established competition
16 Mar 2018