ARTICLES RELATING TO HOT HATCH

Have you heard? Hyundai's GTI-killer is on the way - i30N will reach SA soon!

2019-11-15 11:56

After heartbreak last year, Hyundai SA has announced that the highly-anticipated hot hatch i30N will arrive here early in 2020.

5 crucial chapters in Ford’s hot hatch history

2019-02-19 05:55

Ford shows its new Focus ST. But how did the blue oval brand’s hot hatch legacy start and progress? Lance Branquinho takes a look.

DRIVEN: VW's hottest Polo GTI yet gets a taste of Franschhoek Pass

2018-06-08 14:26

Volkswagen South Africa has unleashed its hottest Polo GTI yet and what's more, the new hot hatch is even more affordable than the outgoing model. Janine Van der Post drives the new GTI in Franschhoek.

WATCH The evolution of the Volkswagen Golf GTI

2018-05-29 14:50

The Volkswagen Golf GTI has become a worldwide icon and popular choice among enthusiasts as the ideal hot hatch. Take a look at the evolution of the iconic hot hatch.

New SA-bound Renault Megane RS - built for driving enthusiasts

2018-02-01 12:05

First unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2017, the new Renault Mégane RS will arrive in SA later in 2018.

WATCH: RS 3 v A45 AMG v Civic Type R v Golf R v Focus RS

2017-08-30 12:26

See how some of the most powerful hatchbacks in the world fare in a head-to-head drag race.

DRIVEN: New VW Golf GTD - the accidental offroad adventure

2017-07-21 12:33

Volkswagen SA has launched its highly-anticipated Golf GTD in Cape Town this week. Wheels24's Janine Van der Post tests its torque during an unintentional off-road adventure.

Ford's limited edition Fiesta ST 200 is available in SA

2017-05-19 11:28

Ford has wet the appetite of many hot hatch fans by annoucing they'll introduce 160 of their most powerful Fiesta ST yet, the ST200, packing 149kW.

Yes, the 2017 Ford Fiesta ST will have three-cylinders

2017-02-27 09:03

Ford reveals its next-generation Ford Fiesta ST, powered by an all-new 147kW three-cylinder 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine, ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

Driven in SA: VW's Golf GTI Clubsport

2016-07-06 07:44

213kW, 5.9 seconds to 100km/h and one thrilling drive... Wheels24's Janine Van der Post finds our what makes Volkswagen's Golf GTI Clubsport so special.

 

Golf R, Civic Type R, Megane RS... Vote for your favourite hot hatch in SA?

2019-07-26 18:00

The hot hatch segment is one of the most fiercely contested... on paper. We've rounded up three of South Africa's performance hatches: Volkswagen Golf R, Honda Civic Type R and Renault's Megane RS to find out which one YOU like best.

Driven: Renault's new Megane RS

2018-08-22 16:00

The new Megane RS storms into South Africa boasting performance figures of 205kW and 390Nm, it also has four-wheel steering. Sean Parker drove the French hot hatch at Aldo Scribante race track.

More Vrr-Pha for your VW Polo: Hot 147kW GTI arrives in SA!

2018-06-06 08:40

147kW/320Nm, sport suspension, differential lock... Volkswagen adds Vrr-pah to its Polo range with the addition of its new GTI hot hatch in South Africa. Curiously, it's cheaper than the model it replaces!

'Fastest' Golf GTI yet: VW reveals hot 213kW TCR Concept

2018-05-11 09:16

A new chapter of Golf GTI history has begun with the world premiere of the 213kW/370Nm Golf GTI TCR Concept.

Hyundai’s i30 N hot hatch revealed at Frankfurt

2017-09-18 11:25

Hyundai has revealed its new i30 N, its first high-performance car under its N line-up, at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show.

What's in a name? Audi launches new model designations

2017-08-24 07:33

A1 '25' TFSI, A8 '55' ... Audi is adopting a new nomenclature for power output designations, set to apply to all its models beginning with the next-generation A8 flagship.

Here's how much the new Golf GTD, R costs in SA

2017-07-04 07:47

Prices for the new Volkswagen Golf GTD and performance R version has been released for South Africa.

Renault's hottest Clio yet: RS joins SA's hot hatch battle

2017-05-19 08:07

Hot off the heels of its updated fourth-generation Clio, Renault has launched its new RS hot hatch in South Africa. Wheels24's Sergio Davids finds out more about the hottest Clio yet.

Top 10 cars of 2016 : Type R, Cayman, Rolls-Royce Dawn and more!

2017-01-12 09:14

'It’s like the finals of a beauty pageant, not so? The contestants might all appeal in various ways to various people but the judges have to pick a winner,' writes Egmont Sippel as he chooses his top 10 cars of 2016.

40 years of Golf GTI: 7 generations of amazing hot hatches

2016-05-09 10:13

From the first GTI in 1976 to the SA-bound Clubsport set to arrive later in 2016... we reflect on 40 years of the iconic Golf GTI.

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