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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

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

Think turbocharged, four-wheel-drive cars and it’s hard not to picture rally monsters flying over jumps and sliding through forests millimetres from trees. These days, though, buyers

7 Things You Probably Never Knew About the Ford Focus RS

The hype surrounding Ford’s 350 horsepower hot hatch hellion seems to increase exponentially with each passing month. Even after the first lucky buyers began taking ownership of

2017 Ford Focus RS Review: The Everyman’s Five-Door Ford GT

Beatlemania. If you follow cars at all, you know the Ford Focus RS rollout has been the automotive equivalent of Beatlemania. After years of “will-they-or-won’t-they,”

2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line Review

(+) Muscular and responsive engine; AWD surety; plush and high-tech cabin environment; reasonable value for money; classy design language (-) Lacks the Passat R36’s aural

Ford Focus RS first drive

When was the last time you truly felt alive? Today more than ever, it is perhaps the experiences we have – and the moments when

The 2016 Ford Focus RS takes on 3 Rivals in High Performance compact showdown

The 2016 Ford Focus RS stands at the pinnacle of the American hot hatch landscape, a turbocharged high performance marvel that brings with it a

7 Cars That Made Volkswagen What it is Today

As Volkswagen’s “Dieselgate” scandal continued to grow, sucking Audi and Porsche deeper into the mess, the automaker lost another key player who helped transform it from struggling automaker

Volkswagen Golf R Estate review: The ultimate fast, all-weather estate

It is sometimes said that a Volkswagen Golf is the car for everyone. But who is everyone? There’s now an electric Golf and a hybrid

Mini John Cooper Works review: Mini by name, maxed-out by nature

The Cooper Car company was founded in Surbiton in 1947. Charles Cooper and his son John began building racing cars that eventually changed the face

First Drive: Carving Canyons in a Mini John Cooper Works

Fired up like Paul Bunyan at an all-you-can-hack Christmas tree chopping competition, I approached the John Copper Works Mini hardtop with a noticeable spring in my

Renault Megane 2016 review: Dynamique or dud?

This is the fourth-generation Renault Megane – the French company’s mid-sized family hatchback, which has been with us since 1995. In that time, Renault has

10 Awesome Cars We Wish We Had in America

The U.S. makes some pretty bonkers automobiles. Some ridiculously good ones, too, like the Tesla Model S, Cadillac CTS-V, or the new Ford Mustang. As

8 Automobiles That Are Forbidden Fruit in America

Now that the Scion FRS is officially the JDM-style Toyota 86, and Ford’s Focus RS is on its way to our shores, American roads are becoming

2016 Ford Focus RS vs. 2015 Subaru WRX STI, 2016 Volkswagen Golf R – Comparison Tests

Europe gave us the hot hatchback and so we wanted to return the favor, choosing the Continent for our first comparison of the eagerly awaited

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is the SUV for People Who Hate SUVs

As much as we (and seemingly every other enthusiast) love them, station wagons are a rare breed in America – except (and this is a

2015 Kia Forte5 Review: Should You Buy it Now or Wait?

Looking at a Kia Forte5 SX then driving it is kind of like looking at a small, plump tangerine and then biting into it only

2016 Volkswagen Golf R Review

Volkswagen doesn’t have a lot of friends right now out there in auto-land – the foot-in-mouth associated with the TDI diesel scandal has had far-reaching

14 Sweet Versions of Regular Cars

1. VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R The Volkswagen Golf R is the high powered version of the standard Golf. The turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16 valve 4-cylinder

17 Most Desirable Modern Muscle Cars on the American Market NOW!

1. 2015 NISSAN GT-R Starting price: $103,365 Although the Nissan GT-R is priced in the low six figures (starting), it is one of the most

The 2016 Audi S3 Doesn’t Do Slow: Potent Things Come in Small Packages

Built from solid stock, the 2016 Audi S3 is a car that illustrates America’s new-found interest in smaller, sportier versions of the vehicles we have all come

Cars That Are Lightning Quick from the Factory

1. FORD FOCUS ST Top Speed – 154 mph Zero to Sixty – 6.3 seconds The Ford Focus ST is powered by a turbocharged and

Top Ten Fastest Four-Cylinder Vehicles

10. FORD FOCUS ST Top Speed – 154 mph Zero to Sixty – 6.3 seconds The Ford Focus ST is powered by a turbocharged and

Ford Focus RS pricing tipped to start at $36k

  For a long time the only cool car Ford offered that tickled my fancy was the Mustang. Ford then rolled out the Fiesta ST

Volkswagen Golf race car concept unveiled

Today Volkswagen introduced a new race car concept based on the seventh generation of its Golf car model. The car is a low riding hatchback

2015 Volkswagen Golf R review: VW’s hottest hatch looks like a Golf GTI, runs like a Subie STI

THE GOOD With 292 horsepower, a lightning-fast dual-clutch transmission, and 4Motion all-wheel drive, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R is an incredibly potent hot hatchback. The