Hot hatches

New Cupra Leon 2021 review
Cupra Leon - front
SEAT Leon Cupra

New Cupra Leon 2021 review

The new Cupra Leon shares much with the VW Golf GTI Clubsport, but is more focused and cheaper
13 May 2021
New 2021 Volkswagen Polo GTI set for June debut
Volkswagen Polo GTI
Volkswagen Polo GTI Hatchback

New 2021 Volkswagen Polo GTI set for June debut

Facelifted Volkswagen Polo GTI to launch soon, with a sporty body kit and a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine
10 May 2021
Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb in an Abarth 695 70th Anniversario
Abarth 695 75th Anniversario Shelsley Hill Climb
Abarth

Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb in an Abarth 695 70th Anniversario

We tackled the fearsome Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb in Fiat's 178bhp hot hatch
6 May 2021
Cupra Leon line-up gains 242bhp petrol engine
Cupra Leon 242bhp
Cupra

Cupra Leon line-up gains 242bhp petrol engine

The Cupra Leon range has expanded with a new turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine, which lowers the car’s starting price to £31,460
6 May 2021
Icon Review: Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1 (1976 - 1983)
Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1
Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback

Icon Review: Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1 (1976 - 1983)

In the first instalment of our Icon Review series, we drive the hot hatch that started it all - the Mk1 Volkswagen Golf GTI
30 Apr 2021
New 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 on sale now
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45
Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback

New 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 on sale now

Volkswagen’s commemorative 45th anniversary edition of the Golf GTI is priced from £39,980
30 Apr 2021
New 2021 Hyundai i30 N facelift on sale now from £33,745
New Hyundai i30 N 2021 - front
Hyundai i30 N

New 2021 Hyundai i30 N facelift on sale now from £33,745

The updated Hyundai i30 N gets refreshed styling and an optional eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox for the first time
29 Apr 2021

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New 2021 Hyundai Kona N hot SUV arrives with 286bhp
Hyundai Kona N - front
Hyundai Kona

New 2021 Hyundai Kona N hot SUV arrives with 286bhp

The new Hyundai Kona N arrives to rival the Volkswagen T-Roc R and Audi SQ2
27 Apr 2021
New 2021 MINI John Cooper Works facelift unveiled
MINI JCW 2021 facelift
MINI MINI Convertible JCW

New 2021 MINI John Cooper Works facelift unveiled

MINI updates flagship John Cooper Works hot hatch, with a more aggressive face and some extra equipment
21 Apr 2021
Volkswagen Golf GTD vs BMW 120d
VW Golf GTD vs BMW 120d - main
Volkswagen Golf GTD Hatchback

Volkswagen Golf GTD vs BMW 120d

Can the Volkswagen Golf GTD or BMW 120d prove diesel isn't dead?
10 Apr 2021
New 2021 Cupra Born teased in official spy shots
Cupra Born
Cupra el-Born

New 2021 Cupra Born teased in official spy shots

Road ready version of all-electric Cupra Born will be revealed in May
7 Apr 2021
New Skoda Octavia vRS 2021 review
Skoda Octavia vRS - front
Skoda Octavia vRS Hatchback

New Skoda Octavia vRS 2021 review

The petrol-powered Skoda Octavia vRS is affordable, practical and fun to drive
26 Mar 2021
New Hyundai i20 N 2021 review
Hyundai i20 N - front
Hyundai i20

New Hyundai i20 N 2021 review

We get behind the wheel of the new 201bhp Hyundai i20 N hot hatch
26 Mar 2021
New 2021 Audi RS 3 spied in saloon form
Audi RS3 2021 spy
Audi RS3

New 2021 Audi RS 3 spied in saloon form

Upcoming Audi RS 3 family of Sportback and saloon will have over 400bhp and five-cylinder power
24 Mar 2021
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport vs Volkswagen Golf R
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport vs Volkswagen Golf R - front
Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport vs Volkswagen Golf R

We bring the fastest versions of the Volkswagen Golf Mk8 together to find the best performance variant
17 Mar 2021
Toyota GR Yaris review
Toyota GR Yaris
Toyota GR Yaris

Toyota GR Yaris review

Developed as a ‘World Rally Car for the road’, the Toyota GR Yaris is no ordinary supermini
17 Mar 2021
New Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2021 review
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport - front
Road tests

New Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2021 review

Does more power and a finer chassis mean the latest Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport is the hot hatch to have?
5 Mar 2021