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Volkswagen Golf GTI and R manual killed – for good

The original hot hatch to go without a manual transmission in future Volkswagen Australia has sensationally consigned the manual gearbox to history in its performance

2019 Volkswagen Golf range: Full pricing and specs

Updated version of German car-maker’s most popular model now in showrooms Volkswagen Group Australia has announced full pricing and specifications for its upgraded 2019 VW

New Renault Megane RS vs Honda Civic Type R vs Volkswagen Golf R Comparison

What’s the best hot hatch on sale today? To find out we’re pitting the new Renault Megane RS against our reigning champion, the Honda Civic

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two of the video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we’ve assembled three all-wheel-drivers and three front-drivers

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video: Track and performance

The hot hatch hero of the moment right now is the Hyundai i30 N, the Korean marque’s first serious salvo against the world’s fittest small

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Face-off: Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type R, Hyundai i30 N, Peugeot 308 GTi, Subaru WRX STI, Volkswagen Golf R

Is there a more vibrant and diverse segment on the market right now than that labelled ‘hot hatch’? In fact, is it technically a segment

Volkswagen Golf GTI Old v New: 2018 MkVII v 2007 MkV comparison

Despite the recent avalanche of go-fast Volkswagen Golfs off the back of 2017’s Mark 7.5 update, there’s evidence about that you can’t please everyone all

Audi RS4 review: Return of the fast estate king

Audi owns the fast estate car genre. Mercedes might make some enticing AMG-models which allow you to bring the dog and kids along, but no

2018 BMW M140i v Volkswagen Golf R comparison

If you’ve got $60,000 to spend on a hot hatch, you really need to have these two at the very top of your list. They

2018 BMW M140i v Ford Focus RS LE v Honda Civic Type R comparison

Front-wheel drive has been part of the classic hot-hatch formula since the genre was ignited in the 1970s. The layout would dominate any all-time-greats list for

Best hot hatches 2018 (and the ones to avoid)

What’s the best hot hatch money can buy? We name our favourites and reveal the ones to avoid at all costs A hot hatch needs

Hyundai i30 N review: A surprise hot hatch star is born

We come screeching around the a corner of a track, warm rubber cutting the sidelines and barely keeping out of the gravel, before firing off

Top 10 most popular car reviews – Last updated : 2 Oct 2017

Each week we reveal the most popular reviews of the last seven days, showcasing the UK’s favourite cars. Find out what has made the top

Frankfurt motor show 2017 – our star cars revealed

The bi-annual Frankfurt motor show is one of the biggest motoring events around – and that’s because it will give us a first look at

Honda Civic Type R vs Ford Focus RS vs BMW M140i vs Seat Leon Cupra 300 review

Honda has, in recent years, developed a bit of a reputation for mucking about. Just look at the state of its Formula 1 engine programme, or

2017 Jaguar F-Type 2.0 i4 300 First Ride Review

You can now buy the Jaguar F-Type sports car with a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine, but can this new model match the appeal of the pricier

Honda Civic Type R: new vs old compared

The new Honda Civic Type R is a practical hatchback that offers awesome performance and precise handling. But how does it compare to its predecessor?

DS Automobiles DS4 review: Flair and individuality, but at what cost?

DS Automobiles continues its march into independence, dropping the badges of its Citroen heritage as it tries to mark itself out as something different. The aim

The best car interiors

With drivers spending more than a day a year sitting in traffic jams, we reveal the best car interiors in every class They say it’s

2017 Honda Civic Type R Review

The interwebz have been bustling over Honda’s all-new 2017 Civic Type R, and for good reason. Not only is the hot hatch better than the

Volkswagen Golf GTI first drive: The hot hatch that transcends boundaries

Some cars are considered as class benchmarks. The Volkswagen Golf GTI is one such car. And with the German firm having just refreshed its best-selling

Volkswagen Golf R-Line first drive: Leader of the pack

Given its status as the best-selling car in Europe and its leadership of the compact hatchback class, when Volkswagen updates the Golf, you take note. When

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Review

The Honda Civic has long been a go-to car for practicality and honest transportation. Sure, there have been several hyped models with plenty of horsepower

2018 Renault Megane R.S Review

Renault has been pretty successful lately, with 2016 marking the debut of the fourth-generation Megane, which can now be had as a five-door hatchback, four-door

2017 BMW M140i v Ford Focus RS comparison

We’ll admit a comparison test between the BMW M140i and Ford Focus RS doesn’t seem particularly logical on the surface, but there’s a method to

Seat Leon Cupra review: Simmering rather than on-the-boil hot hatch

Seat launched the first-generation Leon in 1998. Sportier than the VW Golf, and cheaper than the Audi A3 (with which it shared much), it married

Peugeot 308 GTi review: Five door with added ooh la la

Think GTi and Volkswagen springs to mind, right? But as you’ll know if you’ve read our review of the Peugeot 208 GTi, the French car-maker

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40 review: The retro-inspired hot hatch

The fact that the GTI Clubsport even exists is a miracle in itself. Volkswagen already offers the brilliantly capable GTI and the Golf R for

2016 Subaru WRX STI review

THE GOOD: With an all-wheel drive system and 305 horsepower, you can have fun almost anywhere in the Subaru WRX STI. The old-school hydraulic power steering

Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison : Track Test

The first part of our Ford Focus RS versus Subaru WRX STI versus Volkswagen Golf R comparison, the road test, ended with the Volkswagen claiming victory over the