Hot hatches

New 2021 Volkswagen Polo GTI facelift unveiled with 204bhp
Volkswagen Polo GTI - front
Volkswagen Polo GTI Hatchback

New 2021 Volkswagen Polo GTI facelift unveiled with 204bhp

The new Volkswagen Polo GTI hot hatch packs more power than key class rivals, including the Ford Fiesta ST and Hyundai i20 N
30 Jun 2021
New Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 2021 review
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 - front
Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback

New Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 2021 review

The new special edition Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 is one of the best cars ever to wear the GTI badge
23 Jun 2021
Cupra Leon review
Cupra Leon 300 - front
Cupra Leon

Cupra Leon review

Brilliant to drive, well-equipped and offering decent value for money, the Cupra Leon is a hot hatchback worthy of serious consideration
22 Jun 2021
Hot new Hyundai i20 N on sale in the UK now from £24,995
Hyundai i20 N
Hyundai i20 Hatchback

Hot new Hyundai i20 N on sale in the UK now from £24,995

Hyundai’s new hot supermini hits the market with an all-inclusive approach to equipment
17 Jun 2021
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport vs Cupra Leon 300
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport vs Cupra Leon 300
Car group tests

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport vs Cupra Leon 300

The capable Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport goes up against its new Cupra Leon 300 sibling in this hot hatch battle
12 Jun 2021
New Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 review
Honda Civic Type R Sport Line - front
Honda Civic Type R

New Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 review

The new Honda Civic Type R Sport Line turns down the styling, but does it still deliver the thrills?
28 May 2021
Sporty new Hyundai i20 N Line on sale now from £22,395
Hyundai i20 N Line
Hyundai i20

Sporty new Hyundai i20 N Line on sale now from £22,395

The new Hyundai i20 N Line trim acts as a stop-gap between the standard supermini and the i20 N hot hatchback, with a sporty makeover inside and out
27 May 2021
High-power AWD Cupra Born hot hatch “can be expected”
Cupra Born - front detail
Cupra Born

High-power AWD Cupra Born hot hatch “can be expected”

Cupra R&D boss Dr Werner Tietz hints at higher power version of firm’s new Born electric hatchback in the future
25 May 2021
New Volkswagen Golf GTI manual 2021 review
Volkswagen Golf GTI manual - front
Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback

New Volkswagen Golf GTI manual 2021 review

The manual hot hatch is the entry point into the Volkswagen Golf GTI range
21 May 2021
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
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
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
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 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
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