Hot hatches

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 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 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 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
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
The Ford Focus RS is dead: no flagship hot hatch for Mk4 Focus
Ford Focus RS Mk1: 2002 - 2003
News

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 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
New Volkswagen up! GTI 2020 review
Volkswagen up! - front driving
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
Hyundai i30 N review
Hyundai i30N - N/S 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