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New 2022 Honda Civic Type R: prices, specs and release date
Honda Civic Type R

New 2022 Honda Civic Type R: prices, specs and release date

Eleventh-generation Honda Civic will get a new range-topping Type R performance model – and our exclusive image previews how it could look
30 Nov 2020
Audi S3 vs Mercedes-AMG A 35
Car group tests

Audi S3 vs Mercedes-AMG A 35

The latest Audi S3 renews its rivalry with the Mercedes-AMG A 35 - we find out which is the better hot hatchback
28 Nov 2020
New Ford Fiesta ST Edition 2020 review
Ford Fiesta ST Hatchback

New Ford Fiesta ST Edition 2020 review

The new Ford Fiesta ST Edition's upgrades have made an already great hot hatchback even better
27 Nov 2020
Best hot hatchbacks 2020/2021
Hot hatches

Best hot hatchbacks 2020/2021

The best hot hatches offer giant-killing performance and a gripping drive, all wrapped in a user-friendly package
13 Nov 2020
New 2021 Cupra Leon hot hatchback on sale now
Cupra Leon Estate - front 3/4 static
Cupra

New 2021 Cupra Leon hot hatchback on sale now

The plug-in hybrid Cupra Leon is available to order now, priced from £34,495 – with pure-petrol variants following early next year
11 Nov 2020
New Hyundai i30 N Fastback DCT 2020 review
Hyundai i30 N

New Hyundai i30 N Fastback DCT 2020 review

Will a new dual-clutch automatic improve the updated Hyundai i30 N Fastback? We find out...
11 Nov 2020
New 2020 Toyota GR Yaris: £29,995 starting price for four-wheel drive hot hatch
Toyota GR Yaris - front 3/4 static
Toyota Yaris

New 2020 Toyota GR Yaris: £29,995 starting price for four-wheel drive hot hatch

The 257bhp, four-wheel-drive, rally-inspired Toyota GR Yaris is now on sale in the UK
10 Nov 2020

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New Toyota GR Yaris 2020 review
Toyota Yaris

New Toyota GR Yaris 2020 review

The new Toyota GR Yaris has arrived with 257bhp, but what's it like on the road?
10 Nov 2020
New 2021 Volkswagen Golf R officially unveiled with 316bhp
Volkswagen Golf R

New 2021 Volkswagen Golf R officially unveiled with 316bhp

The covers have finally been pulled off the new 316bhp Volkswagen Golf R hot hatchback
4 Nov 2020
New 2021 Hyundai i20 N revealed: 201bhp for £22k Fiesta ST rival
Hyundai i20

New 2021 Hyundai i20 N revealed: 201bhp for £22k Fiesta ST rival

The new Hyundai i20 N is the Koran brand’s second hot hatch and it goes after the class-leading Ford Fiesta ST with the promise of a bargain price tag
23 Oct 2020
New 2020 Skoda Octavia vRS iV PHEV prices revealed
Skoda Octavia vRS Hatchback

New 2020 Skoda Octavia vRS iV PHEV prices revealed

Hot new Skoda Octavia vRS iV plug-in hybrid will have a starting price of £35,020
22 Oct 2020
New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport turns up the wick to 296bhp
Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback

New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport turns up the wick to 296bhp

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport adds more power and gets an aero overhaul
13 Oct 2020
Hot Hatch of the Year 2020: Honda Civic Type R
Honda Civic Type R

Hot Hatch of the Year 2020: Honda Civic Type R

The Honda Civic Type R is the 2020 Auto Express Hot Hatch of the Year, with the Ford Focus ST and Mercedes-AMG A 45 S commended
13 Oct 2020
New BMW 128ti to take on VW Golf with 261bhp
BMW 1 Series

New BMW 128ti to take on VW Golf with 261bhp

The new BMW 128ti revives the brand’s famous ‘ti’ badge after a 15-year hiatus
6 Oct 2020
New Hyundai i20 N prototype review
Hyundai i20

New Hyundai i20 N prototype review

We get behind the wheel of a prototype version of the new Hyundai i20 N hot hatch
6 Oct 2020
New limited Ford Fiesta ST Edition launched
Ford Fiesta ST Hatchback

New limited Ford Fiesta ST Edition launched

The new Ford Fiesta ST Edition is a limited-run hot hatch targeted at driving purists, which features manually adjustable coilover suspension
5 Oct 2020
New 2020 Skoda Octavia vRS iV PHEV prices revealed
Skoda Octavia vRS Hatchback

New 2020 Skoda Octavia vRS iV PHEV prices revealed

Hot new Skoda Octavia vRS iV plug-in hybrid will have a starting price of £35,020
2 Oct 2020
New Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition 2020 review
Honda Civic Type R

New Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition 2020 review

The new Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition has already sold out, and those buyers are in for a treat
30 Sep 2020
New Hyundai i30 N facelift arrives with more power and optional auto gearbox
Hyundai i30 N

New Hyundai i30 N facelift arrives with more power and optional auto gearbox

The updated Hyundai i30 N hot hatch now boasts 278bhp, while a DCT automatic is now available for the first time
24 Sep 2020
New Honda Civic Type R 2020 review
Honda Civic Type R

New Honda Civic Type R 2020 review

We find out if the revised Honda Civic Type R can stay at the top of the hot hatch class
22 Sep 2020
Commemorative MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition launched
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Commemorative MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition launched

Special edition MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition pays homage to the Monte Carlo-winning 1964 classic
21 Sep 2020
New BMW 128ti prototype review
BMW 1 Series

New BMW 128ti prototype review

The new BMW 128ti has its sight set on the Volkswagen Golf GTI
15 Sep 2020
New Audi S3 2020 review
Audi S3 Hatchback

New Audi S3 2020 review

Storming new Audi S3 Sportback joins standard hatch in line-up, but what’s it like on the road
15 Sep 2020
New Volkswagen Golf GTI 2020 review
Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback

New Volkswagen Golf GTI 2020 review

We sample the eighth generation Volkswagen Golf GTI hot hatch on British roads
11 Sep 2020
New 2020 Honda Civic Type R: UK prices revealed for updated line-up
Honda Civic Type R

New 2020 Honda Civic Type R: UK prices revealed for updated line-up

The lightweight limited edition model has sold out, but the subtle Honda Civic Type R Sport Line model now joins the range
7 Sep 2020
MINI JCW GP vs Renault Megane R.S.
Car group tests

MINI JCW GP vs Renault Megane R.S.

More power and a higher price tag places the MINI JCW GP into the firing line of the Renault Megane R.S. Trophy
5 Sep 2020
Ford Focus ST Mountune m330 review
Ford Focus ST Hatchback

Ford Focus ST Mountune m330 review

The easy-fit Mountune upgrade boosts the Ford Focus ST hatchback to 326bhp and a huge 515Nm and offers great value.
28 Aug 2020
New 2021 Hyundai Kona N spotted tearing around the Nurburgring
Hyundai Kona

New 2021 Hyundai Kona N spotted tearing around the Nurburgring

Hyundai’s Kona N hot SUV will rival the Volkswagen T-Roc R when it goes on sale next year
14 Aug 2020
New 2020 Audi S3 Sportback blasts in with 306bhp
Audi S3

New 2020 Audi S3 Sportback blasts in with 306bhp

Audi’s latest hot hatch keeps four-cylinder power but turns up the wick and level of standard tech
11 Aug 2020
New Suzuki Swift Sport Hybrid 2020 review
Suzuki Swift Sport Hatchback

New Suzuki Swift Sport Hybrid 2020 review

Hybrid power is a real boost for the Suzuki Swift Sport hot hatch, but it comes at a cost
24 Jul 2020
New Skoda Octavia vRS 2020 ride review
Skoda Octavia vRS Hatchback

New Skoda Octavia vRS 2020 ride review

We get our first taste of 242bhp Skoda Octavia vRS with Skoda tech development boss Christian Strube in the driver’s seat
10 Jul 2020
New Cupra el-Born electric hot hatch offers 310-mile range
Cupra el-Born

New Cupra el-Born electric hot hatch offers 310-mile range

The sporty Cupra el-Born is the Spanish brand’s first all-electric vehicle – and it has a maximum claimed range of 310 miles
8 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