Tag Archives: Hot Hatch

2021 Toyota GR Yaris Review

The current Toyota GR Supra is essentially a BMW Z4 underneath, while the first-generation and the current second-generation Toyota 86 models were developed in partnership with Subaru. This means the last time Toyota built a sports car from scratch was in the late 90s with the Celica GT-FOUR. For more …

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Volkswagen Mk8 Golf R hots up with H&R lowering springs and spacers

The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R is already pretty well sorted straight out of the factory, but that did not stop chassis and suspension specialist H&R from sharpening it up even further. On offer is a lowering sport springs and spacer package for the Volkswagen Mk8 Golf R. Compatible with the standard …

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Honda marks arrival of Civic Type R Limited Edition with TCR tribute

Honda Australia has celebrated the local arrival of the highly-exclusive Civic Type R Limited Edition with a tribute livery on the Civic Type R TCR race car driven by TCR Australia racing driver Tony D’Alberto. The usual ‘Racing Blue’ colour scheme that has adorned D’Alberto’s #50 Honda Civic Type R …

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Toyota GR Corolla boasts vents and fat fenders

It’s no secret that Toyota is cooking up a hot Corolla to rival the likes Volkswagen Golf R, Honda Civic Type R and Subaru WRX STI. The first ever high-performance Corolla is slated to arrive in mid-2022, and while the final design is still under wraps, BestCarWeb is giving us …

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2022 Toyota GR Corolla hot hatch coming mid-2022 with 1.6L turbo-3 & AWD

With the Toyota GR Yaris a huge success, Toyota is now turning its attention to the Yaris’ bigger brother, the Toyota GR Corolla. Set to hit global markets in mid-2022, the GR Corolla will call the Volkswagen Golf GTI and R, Hyundai i30N, Ford Focus ST, Renault Megane RS and …

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Hardcore Toyota GR Yaris Rallye launched from sub-$55k

Toyota has launched its track-ready GR Yaris Rallye, taking the super hot hatch to an even higher level of performance. Building on the 200kW GR Yaris three-door performance hatch, the new Rallye edition introduces lightweight components and performance parts, specifically designed for hardcore track driving. Key upgrades include circuit-tuned GR …

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Updated Honda Civic Type R: What’s new for 2020?

One of the best hot hatches in the market – and our favourite – has just gone better. The updated FK8 Honda Civic Type R brings a host of changes and improvements to the Type R’s winning formula, including upgrades to ride and handling, braking performance and engine cooling, freshened …

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Toyota GR Yaris offered with GR Parts aero and interior upgrades

The Toyota GR Yaris is arguably the hottest hot hatch to launch this year. Available as a single variant, the second member of the Gazoo Racing (GR) family (after the GR Supra) is literally a pocket rocket for the road. Powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre three-cylinder engine that churns out …

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BMW 128ti to shake up affordable hot hatch segment in 2021

BMW is aiming to shake up the hot hatch segment in Australia next year with launch of the new 128ti, the successor to the previous 125i. Joining the BMW 1 Series line-up from early 2021, the 128ti will slot in between the entry-level 118i and the range-topping M135i xDrive. The …

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Honda Civic Type R hybrid could be a 400hp scorcher

Honda is back on the road testing a Civic Type R prototype. Fully camouflaged, the prototype was seen making rounds on public roads around the infamous Nurburgring circuit, perhaps in preparation for an upcoming track assault. With the current Civic Type R having been recently updated, it’s unlikely Honda is …

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Hyundai i30 N: Old vs New

Hyundai has unveiled the updated i30 N, which comes with a refined design, added driver assistance and safety features, and retuned suspension. But the biggest news is the addition of a dual-clutch transmission variant, designed to broaden the appeal of the i30 N. Let’s explore further the differences between the …

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Video: 2021 Volkswagen Golf R pounds the Nürburgring

Earlier this year we got to see spy photos of the 2021 Volkswagen Golf R winter testing in the wild almost fully undisguised, but there’s only that much excitement from static photos. Now a new video has captured the hot hatch pounding hard on the Nurburgring. Watch the video after …

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2020 Renault Megane R.S. Trophy Review

How hot do you like your fried chicken? Mild, medium, hot, really freaking hot? What if we could also choose the intensity of our hot hatches? Well, with the new Renault Megane R.S., we can. You choose from Sport, Cup, Trophy and Trophy-R, with incremental hotness from Sport to Trophy-R. …

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