01 Dec 2020

BMW 128ti priced from $57k

BMW is reviving the ti badge with new 128ti with pricing announced for Australia, though it is missing just one ingredient we’d love to see. BMW has pulled the wraps away from the first modern-day BMW to wear ‘ti’ lettering, revealing what will be the 128ti sitting one wrung underneath

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27 Nov 2020

Hot Toyota GR Yaris Rallye launches

Pricing and availability for the Toyota GR Yaris Rallye has been announced. Toyota’s hottest GR Yaris, the Rallye, has been detailed for Australia, with availability and pricing all confirmed. The model, which brings myriad features like lighter rims and two LSDs, will begin deliveries from March 2021 and is priced

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21 Oct 2020

Hot pockety: Hyundai i20 N revealed

All-new hot hatch from Hyundai brings 150kW punch to Ford Fiesta ST and VW Polo GTI rivals. Described as the South Korean manufacturer’s hot hatch based on its successful World Rally Championship car, the i20 N will land in Australia next year under keen interest from enthusiasts. Getting straight to

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24 Sep 2020

Lottery to decide Honda Civic Type-R Limited Edition buyers

The new Honda Type-R Limited Edition looks set to become instantly more expensive than its retail price thanks to hot demand. UPDATE: The lottery is open to anyone and not only those who registered interest already: “Although registering your interest is not a pre-requisite to participate in the lottery, those

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16 Sep 2020

Yaris GR priced at $50k in Australia, promo pricing at launch

Toyota has announced pricing for its hot little Yaris GR, which will hit Aussie roads in November. In one week, Toyota will open up order books for the Yaris GR hot hatch, which is priced at a recommended retail price of $49,500 though introduced at a more palatable $39,950 driveaway

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09 Jul 2020

Mazda reveals Mazda3 hot hatch with 186kW, 434Nm

Pumped up outputs for new Mazda3 Turbo see it bring more grunt than competitors, though it’s so far unlikely to reach Australia. Mazda USA has released two images and some spec details on the upcoming Mazda3 hot hatch, and it’s even more powerful than first thought. Available in both hatch

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06 Jul 2020

Mazda3 Turbo confirmed with 170kW/420Nm

Mazda is bringing back its hot hatch, this time turning up the wick with a 2.5L turbo engine producing over 400Nm of torque. Mazda’s first turbo hot hatch 3 since the 2013 Mazda3 MPS will be revealed this week, touting 170kW of power, 420Nm of torque, and all-wheel drive. Unlike

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26 Jun 2020

All-new Hyundai i20 N here next year

Hyundai will expand its hot hatch lineup with the introduction of the i20 N. Hyundai has confirmed it will offer the i20 N hot hatch for sale in Australia next year. The feisty supermini will compete directly against the Ford Fiesta ST, Volkswagen Polo GTI, and out-going Renault Clio RS,

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21 Apr 2020

Confirmed: Ford cancels Focus RS

There will be no hybrid hot hatch wearing a Ford Focus RS badge for this generation Focus. RUMOURS THIS month that Ford would not go ahead with an RS variant for the fourth-generation Focus have now been confirmed by Ford. In February this year, British outlet Autocar reported that Ford’s

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02 Apr 2020

2020 Ford Fiesta ST review

FORD’S FIESTA ST is one of the benchmark hot hatches of the last decade. Given a chance to drive the new-generation ST here in Australia, we were more than keen to see if it will carry the baton into the 2020s. IN A NUTSHELL: The new Fiesta ST is a

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01 Apr 2020

Toyota confirms Corolla GR, Australia in sight

A new hot hatch rival to the Golf GTI, Hyundai i30 N and Renault Megane RS looks set to join the Yaris GR in Toyota’s lively hot hatch lineup. TOYOTA HAS confirmed the Corolla GR hot hatch name, registering the badge around the world including in Australia. Previous reports suggest

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16 Jan 2020

Why are the Hyundai i30N’s brakes so good?

Brakes are the most important upgrade if you want to track a roadcar, but Hyundai’s done the job for you on the i30N.

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2020 Yaris GR Australia
10 Jan 2020

SUPER HOT HATCH: Toyota introduces 192kW/360Nm GR Yaris

Toyota has announced official details of its first hot hatch in decades, the Yaris GR.

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24 Dec 2019

2021 Ford Focus RS to go electric?

According to a report out of the UK we can expect the new Ford Focus RS to land in just two years and packing impressive hybrid electric power.

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18 Dec 2019

Hyundai shows how to build a performance brand at the N Festival

Hyundai is new to the performance car world, but knows how to do it right. 

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