The 80s hot hatch era died at the hands of insurance companies and joyriders but, thanks to cars like the Ford Focus ST, the market is having something of a resurgence…

Hyundai finally has a hot hatch to bolster its range, with the reveal last week of the i30 N. Aimed squarely at the likes of the Ford Focus ST and Volkswagen Golf GTI, the N follows convention by being front-wheel drive and powered by a two-litre turbocharged petrol engine. WithContinue Reading

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The recently refreshed Ford Focus has been going down quite well, with the car striking an excellent balance between refined ride quality and engaging handling. It’s less clear-cut when looking at the performance end of the range; the ST has always been the effervescent option when compared to more refinedContinue Reading

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No matter how much MG might cling to their British origins, every time you step in to the MG3 you’re reminded by an SAIC logo on the window that you’re driving one of Shanghai Automotive’s cars. Not that its Chinese parentage should concern you. If anything, having the backup ofContinue Reading

SEAT is on course to achieve double the normal rate of hot hatch sales with the new Leon Cupra. Typically, hot hatchbacks command a 3% share of the mix of the cars they are based on, but early orders suggest the Cupra will take 6%. “In a full year thatContinue Reading