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2021 Mazda3 Turbo vs. VW GTI | How the hot(ish) hatches compare

We drive both to see which grown-up hot hatch might be better for you

Mercedes-AMG A 45 will top out at 421 hp, per German insurer

That’s pretty hot for a four-cylinder

That's pretty hot for a four-cylinder

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2020 Ford Focus ST that we won't get has been spied testing

It looks more subtle than the current one

It looks more subtle than the current one

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Here's our first look at the front-wheel drive BMW 1-Series hot hatch

The bones are shared with the Mini Cooper and Mini Countryman.

The Toyota Yaris will get a WRC-inspired hot hatch treatment (UPDATE)

Because the Fiesta ST needs a little competition.

Look for influence from Toyota Gazoo Racing's WRC Yaris rally racer.

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The Mercedes-AMG A45 dresses up as an even hotter hatch for Halloween

A wider, even more powerful AMG A45 is coming to overseas markets.

Ford spices up its hot hatchbacks for SEMA

Ford adds customized Fiesta and Focus models to its SEMA lineup.

Ford even modified the already-insane Focus RS.

Hyundai's first N-performance car is hidden under the RN30 concept

Sadly, the production version won't make as much horsepower.

And that first N car comes out next year.

The glorious return of the Civic Type R

Hood scoop just kicked in, yo!

We finally get to see the Type R that will come to America, in a loose "concept" disguise.

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Volkswagen Golf R facelift spotted

Changes should extend to the rest of the Golf lineup.

You're looking at a picture of a Golf R Sportwagen, which isn't sold in the US. Sigh.

Auto News Recap for 9.9.16 | Autoblog Minute

A recap of the week in automotive news, including Honda Civic Type R spy shots, Toyota Supra spy shots, and a teaser of the Lexus UX crossover concept.

Australian safety experts freak out over Focus RS Drift Mode

Anti-hooning safety advocates want to outlaw feature.

They want the Focus RS recalled and the Drift Mode feature disabled.

We want a Hyundai with this N prototype's crackly engine

Hyundai's N division released video demonstrating the sound of their latest prototype, and we want it here.

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Hot, Hotter, Hottest: Redefining hot hatches

The hot hatch has undergone rapid evolution and change so that it is now unrecognisable from its early beginnings with the latest offerings ushering in levels of performance that require a whole knew manner of perception regarding performance.

Focus ST Tuner, Traffic Deaths, Audi EV SUV | Autoblog Mintue

Autoblog senior editor Greg Migliore gives the highlights from the week in automotive news.

2015 VW Golf R ready for your pre-order on January 8

If you want to be the first person on your block with Volkswagen's latest Golf R parked in your garage, you need to clear some time from your schedule on January 8. VW is opening the pre-order books for the first 500 Stateside examples, complete with some nifty accessories.

This Or That: Fiat 500 Abarth vs. Ford Fiesta ST [w/poll]

Which Hot Hatch Is Best? We Argue It Out...

They're pretty darn similar. And yet our views are oh so different.

Opel Astra OPC Extreme snapshots whetting our appetites

Opel has used its Facebook page to show off more of the woven carbon fiber bits that will adorn its Astra OPC Extreme, promised to be the fastest production car it has ever made available to the public. Utilizing lessons learned during last year's campaigns with

Find out if the Ford Fiesta ST can match Europe's latest hot hatches

The V8 grunt of the Mustang has defined Ford performance cars in the US for the last 50 years, but in Europe, the Blue Oval has nearly as a long history of building some of the best hot hatches on the market with the Fiesta, Escort and later the F

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