We’ve sampled the Hyundai Veloster N before, but the DCT is new this year, allowing us to have even more raucous fun.
What makes the GTI special isn’t the all-out performance or the everyday practicality it offers, its the blending of the two into a complete package.
Reading through the marketing materials, we were initially dismayed, but the Hyundai Veloster N is one of the most capable and enjoyable new performance cars on the market.
Behind the wheel, this new Corolla is tight and nimble. While it isn’t powerful by any measure, it rewards every attempt at maintaining momentum.
The Golf R is, without a doubt, the best hot hatch available in the US. One minute you’re blending in with every other Golf, the next you’re slaloming though the corners like a WRC driver.
Fans of the hot hatch will be pleased to know that the performance-oriented Elantra Sport model is also available in GT form.
The wait, enthusiasts, is over. We watched helplessly as Ford’s European division launched the first Focus RS in 2002 and greedily kept it to themselves. Again, we were spurned with the launch of the European-only second generation Focus RS in 2009. Ford’s return to a single, all-new Focus […]
The hot hatch Cold War has gone hot again. With horsepower levels reaching 300 or more and all-wheel-drive now part of the equation, the VW Golf R and Ford Focus RS are on a path towards mutually assured destruction. But it didn’t have to be this way. VW […]
List a few iconic cars. Perhaps you thought about the Ford Mustang, the Chevrolet Corvette, or the VW Beetle. Did you consider the VW Golf? Maybe you should. Perhaps not the original hatchback, the Golf is none-the-less the progenitor of all modern hot hatches. It’s dominance paved the […]
32 years ago, Volkswagen paired a sporty fuel-injected four-cylinder engine with its Golf hatchback. The combination sparked a revolution and coined the “hot hatch” phrase. 2015 marks the launch of the 7th generation GTI, and it arrives at dealerships with a trophy case of awards. Winning Motor Trend’s […]