Hatchbacks

 
2017 Honda Civic Type R

2017 Honda Civic Type R first drive review: track attacker

It’s a spectacular summer day in Montreal, and not just because it’s 80 degrees. It’s Formula One week, and the remote buzz is audible even downtown as F1 drivers crackle off practice laps at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. They turn one of the most peaceful places in one of North... read more

June 13, 2017 by
 
2018 Hyundai i30 N races in the 2017 24 Hours Nürburgring

Hyundai i30 N survives 24 Hours Nürburgring race

Motorsport provides a fun, challenging and highly-visible avenue for car development, and it’s a well-worn path Hyundai has taken for the first model from its... read more May 31, 2017 by


 
2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition

2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition comes with mechanical, styling upgrades

It appears Ford’s been listening to fans. The automaker has implemented some upgrades on its Focus RS for 2018 after evaluating feedback on social media. The upgrades... read more May 31, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen Golf GTE Performance concept, 2017 Wörthersee Tour

VW unveils 268-horsepower Golf GTE Performance concept at 2017 Wörthersee Tour

Volkswagen waited until Thursday’s opening day for the 2017 Wörthersee Tour GTI tuning fest to release details on yet another hot hatch concept present at the... read more May 25, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen Golf GTI First Decade concept, 2017 Wörthersee Tour

VW reveals GTI hybrid concept with rear-axle electric motor

This year’s Wörthersee Tour GTI tuning fest is upon us and Volkswagen has revealed some exciting concepts. Last week we were treated to the production-bound Up!... read more May 24, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Civic Type R ad

First ad for the 2017 Honda Civic Type R drops

Honda has long had a penchant for motorsports, and it has translated into an iconic nameplate for the brand's road cars: Type R. Except, the United States has mostly been... read more May 19, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen Up! GTI concept, 2017 Wörthersee Tour

Volkswagen builds an Up! GTI for 2017 Wörthersee Tour

Volkswagen’s pint-sized Up! hatchback has received the GTI treatment. The car, still a concept, debuts next week at the 2017 Wörthersee Tour and will enter... read more May 19, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo

Report: Next 3-Series GT to join 4-Series family, offer electric option

With BMW’s next 5-Series Gran Turismo set to receive 6-Series badging, it makes sense that the smaller 3-Series Gran Turismo will eventually join the 4-Series family... read more May 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Civic Type R

2017 Honda Civic Type R boasts 25 mpg combined

Fun and frugal: the best of both worlds. It's typically hard to come by, but occasionally, Goldilocks syndrome sets in. The 2017 Honda Civic Type R may classify as one... read more May 11, 2017 by


 
2018 Volkswagen Polo spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2018 Volkswagen Polo spy shots and video

Volkswagen’s Polo subcompact is now the oldest model in the German brand’s lineup, with the current, fifth-generation model having made its debut as far back as... read more May 11, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW 1-Series Hatchback

BMW 1-Series Hatchback gets minor updates ahead of redesigned model’s arrival

BMW is out testing prototypes for its next-generation 1-Series Hatchback, but before the new car arrives the current model on sale overseas since 2011 will be given one last... read more May 11, 2017 by


 
Peugot 106 Turbo

This 500-horsepower Peugeot 106 is awesome, horrible

The humble Peugeot 106 makes a paltry 118 horsepower in its most vicious trim. This one makes 500, all thrashing through what began life as a stock 1.6-liter inline-4. Built... read more May 10, 2017 by


 
2018 Renault Mégane RS leaked

2018 Renault Mégane RS leaked

The first photo of Renault’s rival to the Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf R has surfaced ahead of an expected debut at the 2017 Formula One Monaco... read more May 8, 2017 by


 
2018 Hyundai i30 N spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2018 Hyundai i30 N spy shots and video

It was in 2013 that Hyundai established a new performance division to leverage its motorsport technology, honed primarily in the World Rally Championship, for hot versions of... read more May 4, 2017 by


 
2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, 2017 Geneva auto show

Porsche dealers are clamoring for a five-seat Panamera hatchback

Automakers seem to be in the business of giving consumers choices once again. Among those choices: A handful of marques have decided to try and reignite the old love affair... read more April 25, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Civic Type R during April 3, 2017 Nürburgring record attempt

2017 Honda Civic Type R sets front-wheel-drive ‘Ring record

Honda has done it. The automaker’s 2017 Civic Type R is now the fastest front-wheel-drive production car around the Nürburgring. The 306-horsepower hot hatch... read more April 24, 2017 by


 
 

 
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