Hot Hatch

 
2012 Kia Rio Hatchback

Report: Kia Considering High-Performance Rio Hatch

You only have to look at the popularity of such cars as the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST/RS to understand that there is serious money in the hot-hatch segment. Not surprisingly, Kia is now reportedly considering launching its own hot hatch based on the recently revealed 2012 Kia Rio... read more

March 14, 2011 by
 
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class Could Get AMG Treatment

Elsewhere in the world, Mercedes-Benz sells smaller car that the C-Class that we get here. The A-Class deviates from the formula by ditching the rear wheel drive and offering... read more July 22, 2010 by


 
2011 Volkswagen Golf R

2011 Volkswagen Golf R Preview

R32. That three-character alphanumeric code is capable of kick-starting a whole subculture of hot hatch fans into overdrive. And for good reason--the Volkswagen Golf R32 was... read more January 25, 2010 by


 
2010 Volkswagen GTI

2010 Volkswagen GTI Preview

The 2010 Volkswagen GTI is finally making its way to the U.S. in Mark VI form, and though it's down 10 horsepower on its international-spec doppelganger, it's actually... read more October 6, 2009 by


 
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JE Design cranks the VW Scirocco 2.0 TDI up to 205hp

America's love affair with diesel is just being rekindled, but in Europe, it's already in full swing. But even now diesel isn't typically associated with high-performance. JE... read more June 26, 2009 by


 
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Fiat updates the Grande Punto Abarth SS for 2009

Europe's love affair with - and America's envy of - hot hatches knows almost no bounds, with makers from all quadrants throwing out spiced-up versions of just about... read more February 24, 2009 by


 
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Seat launches Leon Linea R hot hatch

The Seat Leon hatch is in the midst of its second generation, with a facelift expected early next year. The all-new Linea R version of the car has come early, however... read more November 11, 2008 by


 
 

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