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Video: Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy test

November 7, 2017 |

The RenaultSport designation will get any genuine petrolhead’s heart beating faster. It’s a badge only worn by the hottest of hatches from the Renault stable. The Clio RS should be a case in point, but the move from a manual … Read More

Video: Renault Clio RS200 Lux impressions

October 19, 2017 |

Renault’s decision to swap the snappy, short-shift manual gearbox of the previous-generation Clio RS for a high-tech, dual-clutch version with shift paddles upset the petrolhead fraternity – and they had a point: it was clumsy, and got in the way … Read More

Video: Ford Fiesta ST200 test

October 10, 2017 |

The Ford Fiesta ST has always been the benchmark pocket rocket in an extremely competitive segment – a go-to hatch for those seeking that elusive mix of driver engagement, dynamic appeal, value for money and sheer driving fun. Now, in … Read More

New Suzuki Swift Sport promises a cracking driving experience

August 7, 2017 |

Suzuki has revealed the first official images of the upcoming Swift Sport, due to make its world debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September. It augments the all-new Swift range, officially launched at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, … Read More

Is the new Golf R Volkswagen’s ultimate hot hatch?

July 23, 2017 |

The GTI badge is arguably one of the most iconic designations in the motoring world, and the Golf GTI continues to epitomise the essence of hot hatch motoring.

But in Golf terms, the GTI does not represent the pinnacle of … Read More

All-new Honda Civic Type R makes official debut

June 7, 2017 |

Honda has released official details of the new-generation Honda Civic Type R. New from the ground up, the superhatch sticks to front-wheel drive, but benefits from a lighter and stiffer platform, new suspension with active damping, and selectable driving modes.

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VW Polo 1.0 R-Line DSG BlueMotion: economy meets driving fun

May 25, 2017 |

The Volkswagen Polo hatchback epitomises smart, efficient, subcompact hatchback motoring. Whether you’re a student, a young family, a housewife, a commuter or an empty nester, there’s a Polo that’s right. There’s even a Polo GTI for robot racers.

But the … Read More

Renault brings back the fun as updated Clio RS arrives

May 23, 2017 |

In 2014, the Renault Clio RS underwent a major change, swapping its naturally aspirated 2,0-litre engine and manual gearbox for a 1600cc turbocharged unit linked to with a dual clutch gearbox.

While it brought the baby hot hatch up to … Read More

Fierce RS gives Ford more Focus than ever

July 4, 2016 |

The mantle of top model in the local Ford Focus range has been passed from the ST to the more powerful, more aggressive and altogether more exciting RS.

The Focus RS promises a mix of top class performance without sacrificing … Read More

Super Clio a concept for now – but production beckons

May 30, 2016 |

Ostensibly created to celebrate French auto maker Renault’s official return to Formula One (it took over the Lotus F1 team this year), the Clio RS 16 that made its debut at last weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix is being described as … Read More