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2011 Chevrolet Aveo (RS Concept, 2010 Detroit Auto Show)

2013 Chevrolet Sonic To Get RS Treatment: Report

At last year's Detroit Auto Show, Chevrolet pulled the sheet off its Aveo RS concept. Since then, the Aveo line has been renamed Sonic, but the RS treatment appears to be moving forward, adding a bit of heat to the small hatch. The heat doesn't come in the form of power, however: it's equipped with... read more

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2012 Ford Focus ST spy shots

2012 Ford Focus ST Spy Shots

Over the next 12 to 18 months or so, we’re about to see two new hot hatches from Ford make their debut, the long-awaited ‘ST’ variants of the latest 2012... read more May 26, 2011 by 


 
2013 Ford Fiesta ST Spy Shots

2013 Ford Fiesta ST Spy Shots

We've previously spied Ford testing its new four-cylinder EcoBoost engine in the U.S., with engineers using a sporty variant of the 2011 Ford Fiesta three-door hatchback as... read more May 23, 2011 by 


 
2012 Hyundai Veloster

2012 Hyundai Veloster Turbo To Pack 208 Horsepower: Report

Since we first started capturing spy shots of the Hyundai Veloster in action, we've reported a turbocharged version was in the works, and that fact was confirmed at the... read more April 8, 2011 by 


 
2011 Ford Fiesta ST spy shots

2013 Ford Fiesta ST To Pack 180-HP EcoBoost Engine?

We've seen the spy shots of Ford's upcoming pint-sized powerhouse, the Fiesta ST. With a turbo four-cylinder under the hood, an aggressive look, and an automotive Napoleon... read more March 31, 2011 by 


 
Honda CR-Z Mugen concept

Report: More Powerful Honda CR-Z Hybrid 'Is' Coming

There’s been talk of a more powerful Honda CR-Z in the works ever since the hybrid ‘hot’ hatch was first launched. This was mostly because the car that was... read more March 21, 2011 by 


 
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... read more March 14, 2011 by 


 
2011 Audi RS3 Sportback

Video: Audi RS3 Gets Some Official Attention

Salivation, drool, slobber, whatever you want to call it, we're nearly foaming at the mouth for the Audi RS3, and we know many of you are, too. The combination of Audi's... read more January 3, 2011 by 


 
2011 Volkswagen Golf R

Breaking: 2012 Volkswagen Golf R Confirmed For U.S.

The rumors have proved true: the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R will be making its way to America in late 2011 or early 2012, according to Volkwagen of America CEO Johnathan Browning... read more December 9, 2010 by 


 
Audi A1 1.4 TFSI live photos

Report: Audi Working On All-Wheel-Drive RS1

Yet another reason to be jealous of our European counterparts, lovers of all things fast and small may get a special treat from Audi come 2012: an RS-badged A1. All-wheel... read more November 8, 2010 by 


 
Audi A1 1.4 TFSI live photos

Report: True Quattro Audi S1, AWD VW Polo R Could Be In The Works

The unveiling of the Audi A1 1.4 TFSI left some a bit disappointed, despite its 185-horsepower output and sportier styling. We wanted an S1, and we got a front-wheel-drive... read more October 14, 2010 by 


 
2011 Ford Fiesta concepts for 2010 SEMA show

Ford Racing Soups Up 2011 Fiesta To 350 HP For SEMA

The 2011 Ford Fiesta is already selling well, and at higher prices than its big brother, the Focus. Now Ford is getting into the accessories game for the small hatch, with a... read more October 7, 2010 by 


 
AMG Logo

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 


 
je design vw scirocco tdi 005

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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