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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 Porsche Panamera GTS first drive review

Navigating GT territory requires a very precise map. Historically, we’ve seen the GTA, GTB, GTC, GTD, GTE, GTI, GTO, GTR, and GTS nameplates on the

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

2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI v Renault Clio RS Sport Comparison

The Volkswagen Polo is only two years younger than the Golf, yet it took 19 years for Volkswagen to finally determine that its city car

New Ford Fiesta ST vs new Volkswagen Polo GTI Comparison

Is the Ford Fiesta ST still the affordable hot hatch to beat? This new one is here to prove that it is – but first

2019 Renault Megane RS v Ford Focus RS v Honda Civic Type R comparison

Editor’s note: the video above focuses largely on the track prowess of these three cars, while this written review will stick to their performance on the

2018 Volkswagen Polo 85TSI Comfortline v Suzuki Swift GLX Turbo

The Suzuki Swift and Volkswagen Polo account for more than 20 million global sales between them – and that’s not counting the Japanese city car’s

Volkswagen Polo range updated

Beats special and GTI added to German light hatch range as digital dashboard and R Line visuals join options list Volkswagen Australia has announced a

2018 Audi R8 V10 RWS v McLaren 540C comparison

You know you’re swimming in dangerous waters trying to rationalise a sub-genre in which to fit the Audi R8 RWS and the McLaren 540C when

2018 SsangYong Tivoli XLV Ultimate Review

Feature-packed, budget-priced seven-seat crossover ticks lots of boxes, but misses a few too What we liked: • Interior space • Equipment levels • Quiet cabin

DS 3 review: Café Racer special edition sizzles

Rolling out originally with the chevrons of Citroën on the front, the DS 3 had a revamp and refresh in 2016, now sitting pretty in the avant-garde

Volkswagen Polo review: The small car without holes

After the Golf, the smaller Polo is Volkswagen’s best-selling car in the UK. It’s easy to overlook, but the Polo is everywhere. To our minds,

New Suzuki Swift Sport vs Volkswagen Up GTI Comparison

Suzuki’s new Swift Sport promises lots of fun for the money – but is it a better bet than our current favourite baby hot hatch,

2018 Audi SQ7 Vorsprung FIRST DRIVE review

We test the ultimate version of our favourite fast SUV, the new Audi SQ7 Vorsprung. Is it worth the extra outlay? *** Note : £1

The 5 Most Fuel Efficient Non-Hybrid Cars in 2018

What is the most important factor to consider when shopping for a new car? In an ideal world, every one of us should be driving

2018 Mazda CX-5 v Volvo XC40 comparison

A mainstream mid-sized SUV versus a premium compact sports utility vehicle… Well, who said cross-shopping is always about comparing direct rivals? This comparison between the 2018

BMW i3 review: Living with the ultimate electric car?

This is what’s called putting your money where your mouth is: because this is a review of our BMW i3. Yes, Pocket-lint went out and bought an

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 Audi Q2 v Volvo XC40 Comparison : Two small, chic luxury crossovers out of Europe duke it out

From our vantage point, there’s barely a volume carmaker of note without a small crossover SUV – a high-riding hatchback with attitude designed for young up-and-comers

2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition Review

Mazda’s evergreen roadster, the MX-5, gets impressive new tricked up chassis – for a price What we liked: • Steering • Brakes • Gearbox Not

Suzuki Swift Sport review: Hot hatch thrills for supermini cash

The old Suzuki Swift Sport was a bit of a cult car. It wasn’t the fastest hot hatch around and it certainly wasn’t the most

Hot hatch war heats up: 2019 VW Golf GTI v Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai came out guns blazing with its i30 N but Volkswagen has fired a return salvo with its more potent Golf GTI The Hyundai i30

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

Mini Cooper S Hatch review: Small in stature, big in personality

Mini has refreshed the Hatch, the 3-door model that most closely resembles the British classic, loading the 2018 model with more tech, more premium features

2018 Mazda 2 GT automatic v Volkswagen Polo 85TSI Comfortline DSG

Not everyone wants the cheapest city car they can afford. To find out which small car is worth spending (relatively) big money on, we pitch

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

Peugeot 208 GTi v Renault Clio RS 200 Cup 2018 Comparison

Renault takes on Peugeot in the battle of the best city-sized French hot hatch French flair The French have a strong reputation for hot hatches.

2018 Hyundai i30 N v Volkswagen Golf GTI Original 3-door comparison

Volkswagen’s reputation for producing exciting, attainable hot hatches is legendary, and with over 40 years’ experience to draw from, so it should be. There’s a new

2018 Hyundai i30 N v Volkswagen Golf GTI 5-door comparison

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