To survive stringent emissions regulations in Europe
The Suzuki Swift Sport may have been the very last hot hatchback to go turbo, but it's one of the very first to have gone electrified. Yep, in the three great chapters of hot-hatch propulsion, the Triple S has spent
The shift to electric is a success
Which is entirely the point. The toughest thing to get used to is the weird futuristic 'bing-bong' noise when you start it up. Once you've finished grimacing at that you can get on with appreciating how like a Mini the
Which would you pick?
Before the underrated S1, Audi turned its little hatch into a rally tribute act with aero-turbine wheels, white paintwork with red detailing and-crucially-quattro four-wheel drive. This required new rear suspension and even a special fuel tank.It also
The tech-packed Mk8 model has been revealed alongside the GTD and GTE variants
Typical-you wait years for a new, fast Golf, then three come along all at once. Spoiler alert: none is revolutionary or the teensiest bit surprising, but we're glad they're back all the same. And you should be, too.Volkswagen
The new hot hatch will debut in March
Welcome to the new Golf GTI. Fine-welcome to a drawing of the new Golf GTI. And it'll have to do, because this is all we're getting until it's revealed proper at next month's Geneva International Motor Show,
Different looks, same performance
There are not one but two new Honda Civic Type R variants, people. Meet the Civic Type R Sport Line and the Civic Type R Limited Edition-or as they'll forever be known, the subtle one and the stripped-out one.
It borrows elements from some of the best in the industry
This is the first proper Hyundai performance car. There have been efforts before-mildly hot hatches and big-bumpered F2 editions of the pretty '90s Hyundai Coupe-but nothing with circa 300hp and a development program overseen by a former BMW M
“This new platform, the motor, and the tires can all take more”
If you don't already want a Honda e, you soon will. The cheeky-looking, tech-heavy electric supermini is probably the coolest car of 2020, but its cuddly styling might not last forever.We cornered Takahiro Shinya-the assistant large project
It’s a monster
A few thoughts after first laying eyes on the recently-revealed GR Yaris: Thank God to Toyota, and thank God to Gazoo Racing for turning an otherwise vanilla hatchback offering into a certified beast.It's a monster-there's no other
Unveiled at the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon
Man, it seems like just yesterday when we were all drooling over the possibility of having the Honda Civic Type R in our market. Now? We're already talking about the upcoming refresh.Yes, the updated version of the Japanese car manufacturer'
A modern pocket rocket inspired by the 80s icon
Next on our list of past icons to bring back is the Toyota Starlet, particularly the 60-series. This iteration has become a legend among car enthusiasts thanks to its low weight and rear-drive architecture. We chose the modified rally versions
Try not to mind the stiffness
The Audi RS3 used to be a missed opportunity. A classy, good-looking hatchback that'd had a rally car-aping five-cylinder engine shoehorned ahead of the driver, but without much sense of humor sprinkled in. It was almightily quick, but
The car is about 90% finished at this point
Yep, a Yaris. Not so much the last car to drive before you die as the last car you'll drive, before you die. But, this is a Yaris by Gazoo Racing, the motorsport skunkworks embedded in the Toyota mothership. In recent
We're starting to like that camo design
Toyota has some hot-hatch momentum at last. We liked the Yaris GRMN, complete with manic little supercharged engine and dubious stickers, but this is a much more serious bit of kit. This is the Toyota GR Yaris. And yes, it's
As in smaller than the current three-door—and fully-electric
The next big thing for Mini will be a little thing-a car that's smaller than the current three-door hatch. And it'll be fully-electric.Good. Every one of BMW's three generations of the Mini hatch has been
“I would love to see the JCW brand being electrified,” says company boss
As emissions regulations get tighter, performance cars-especially relatively affordable ones-are getting more and more difficult for manufacturers to justify. Which is why Peugeot isn't going to do a new 208 GTI (not with an internal combustion engine, at least),
“An extreme car that doesn’t make any compromises”
Good news: the new Mini GP looks exactly as mad as we thought and indeed hoped it might.It's those wheel arches, really. Made from thermoplastic and carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic recycled from the production of the BMW i3 and i8 (
Designed by the man who penned the Lamborghini Miura
Ford has a rich lineage of underdogs. Time for a family reunion
The water temperature's what I'm most concerned about.Turns out that's wrong. What I ought to be worrying about is fuel expansion and vaporization. But there's not a needle for that, so I watch the rising water gauge
Named after the Korean carmaker’s Area C track
Hyundai has been upping its game when it comes to sporty offerings. Last year, it launched a new Veloster, complete with an N performance version "thoroughly honed" at the Nürburgring and powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine. This time
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