Car Reviews and News
The latest news on Hot Hatches Cars from our team
The Cupra Born takes Seat’s sporting brand into the electric age in fine style while being a sharper drive than the VW ID.3 on which it is based
From first cars for new drivers to a second car for families or downsizing empty nesters there’s a small car to suit all tastes – here are the best...
Fast, stylish and well-equipped, Cupra’s take on the Leon is an impressive twist on its Golf GTI foundations and arguably the more attractive choice
Celebrate 45 glorious years of the Volkswagen Golf GTI by taking a trip down memory lane with Rory Reid.
Hyundai may be new to the hot-hatch game but the new i20 N proves it’s got the talent to give favourites like the Fiesta ST a run for their money
Stylish, understated and fun to drive the Cupra Leon Estate combines hot hatch performance with family car practicality
Rory takes to the track in the Mercedes-AMG A45 S and new VW Golf R to find out what the fuss is with their tyre-torturing drift modes
The rally-inspired GR Yaris shares a name with the regular version of Toyota’s popular supermini but, in reality, is a totally different animal
Updates for the Mini Hatch and 5-Door tidy up the looks, add new tech inside and out and help keep it fresh in a competitive supermini sector
Less hot-hatch and more super-hatch, the Golf R returns with 320 horsepower, all-wheel drive and – for the brave – a new drift mode
Rory Reid reviews the Toyota GR Yaris. Does this hot hatch meet the hype?
Hot version of Ford’s stylish crossover brings the fun of the already brilliant Fiesta ST for a new family audience – does it work?
Fast, stylish inside and out and packed with the latest tech, the Cupra Formentor is an impressive machine that is both more desirable and better...
The fast Golf family already includes the iconic GTI, hybrid GTE and diesel GTD – with the arrival of the all-new, 320 horsepower Golf R the line-up...
Updated for 2020, the new Honda Civic Type R has expanded its offering to included downplayed Sport Line and ultra-rare Limited Edition – here’s how...
Why the Cupra el-Born could be the all-electric hot hatch we’ve all been waiting for
You’ve seen how the driftable, 421 horsepower A45 compares to its A35 brother but how does it fare against a proper sports car? Let Rory show you…
The Mercedes-AMG A45 S is a great car but is it really £15,000 greater than its already amazing A35 little brother? Rory takes them both to the...
Rory Reid encounters the most bonkers Mini ever. Watch our full review of the Mini Hatch, the fastest most powerful production Mini to date,