Hatchbacks

2020 Mazda3 Astina Skyactiv-X review (video)

Dec 01, 2020

The Mazda3 has been a huge success for the Japanese manufacturer. But since the recent price hike with the introduction of the current generation, and as more and more consumers clamber into the SUV arena,...

2020 Ford Focus ST review – manual & auto (video)

Nov 25, 2020

The hot hatch world is sizzling fiercely at the moment and is almost ready to burst through the pressure cooker. That’s great for driving fans because it means there are lots of options to choose...

2021 Hyundai i20 N prototype review (video)

Oct 07, 2020

Okay, driving fans, pay attention. If you’re looking for a fun, extremely nimble, and properly-engineered track day car or mountain road warrior, the incoming 2021 Hyundai i20 N is arriving next year. And, we can...

2021 Hyundai i30 N DCT prototype review (video)

Oct 02, 2020

The Hyundai i30 N has become a favourite among driving enthusiasts and track day fans. It’s built up an incredible following in a little over two years since it arrived. And something that’s sure to...

2020 Mercedes-AMG A 35 Sedan review (video)

Sep 29, 2020

Looking to buy a fast hot hatch but find the current crop too ostentatious and boisterous? The 2020 Mercedes-AMG A 35 sedan could be the perfect alternative you’ve been looking for. It sits in the...

2020 Suzuki Ignis GLX review (video)

Aug 15, 2020

Its petite proportions and bubbly attitude blend together to create quite a unique proposition that slots somewhere between a compact city hatch and a compact SUV. However, for the 2020 Suzuki Ignis GLX series II...

2020 Suzuki Swift Sport Series II review (video)

Aug 04, 2020

The 2020 Suzuki Swift Sport Series II is affordable, fun, capable in a variety of circumstances, and it surprises you with its packaging, safety and features. Is there anything not to like? The 2020 model,...

2020 Ford Fiesta ST review (video)

Jul 14, 2020

It’s definitely been one of the – if not the – benchmark vehicles in the compact hot hatch segment. But now there’s an all-new model. Can the 2020 Ford Fiesta ST live up to the...

2020 Renault Megane RS Trophy review (video)

Jun 23, 2020

You can get the 2020 Renault Megane RS Sport, Cup, Trophy, Trophy-R, and Trophy-R Record Edition. And some of these are available with either a manual or auto transmission. No other hot hatch on the...

2020 BMW M135i xDrive review (video)

Jun 04, 2020

All-wheel drive. Heavily-boosted turbo four-cylinder. Practical yet purposeful hatchback design. These are the key ingredients for a great hot hatch. BMW’s M135i has switched from rear-wheel drive and dropped the lusty inline-six, but, forgetting that,...

2020 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-S sedan review (video)

May 18, 2020

It is one of the fundamental contenders of the small car class in Australia but it rarely makes a big dent on the sales charts. Although Subaru launched the fifth-generation Impreza in 2016, it is...

2020 BMW 118i M Sport review (video)

Apr 28, 2020

Although the humble hatchback is slowly dwindling in sales over consumer preference to SUVs, BMW has refreshed its 1 Series, giving it a new design inside and out, new architecture, and new engine options. In...