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Top 5 Hatchbacks of 2017

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 11 December 2017

There are few cars as exciting as a hot hatch, and these are the five that provided the most thrills in 2017. FULL STORY >

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Audi A1 and A1 Sportback get facelifts and priced for SA arrival

By Staff Writer 13 May 2015

One of the local industry's best selling premium hatchbacks, Audi has just given its A1 and A1 Sportback a 2015 redesign for its arrival later this year. FULL STORY >

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Volkswagen details new 2015 Polo GTI

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 20 April 2015

Offering significantly more oomph than its regular brethren, Volkswagen details the new 141 kW Polo GTI to pique your hot hatch interest. FULL STORY >

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The Peugeot 308 R Hybrid concept could be the future of hot hatches

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 16 April 2015

Melding together an electric-powered and petrol engine into one 398 kW sporting hot hatch, the Peugeot 308 R Hybrid concept could signal the shape of things to come. FULL STORY >

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Top 6 Hot Hatches

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 23 July 2014

Part of the reason why hot hatches hold such a soft spot for petrolheads, is their ability to deliver a more visceral experience that drivers can't get enough of. In their honour, we list the best hot hatches currently available. FULL STORY >

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Chevrolet turbocharges the appeal of the Cruze

By Hanleigh Daniels 2 December 2013

Chevrolet expands its Cruze sedan and hatchback lineup with the addition of a couple of turbocharged models. FULL STORY >

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Cross Pollination: Fiat Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari

By Hanleigh Daniels 29 October 2013

Is the Fiat Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari a stepping stone to a Ferrari or just an expensive, enjoyable pocket-rocket? FULL STORY >

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RIDE: The latest car news - 30 September 2013

By Hanleigh Daniels 30 September 2013

The last few weeks have been pretty eventful for the motor industry, here are a couple of news highlights from the world of cars. FULL STORY >

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Opel introduces Astra sedans locally, refreshes hatchback models

By Hanleigh Daniels 20 September 2013

Opel refreshes its Astra hatchback range and launches the new Astra sedan lineup as well. FULL STORY >

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New entry level Access 1.0 VTi model joins Peugeot 208 lineup

By Hanleigh Daniels 17 September 2013

Peugeot aims to put a 208 hatchback in more South African garages via the more affordable, entry-level 208 Access 1.0 VTi. FULL STORY >

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Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG rockets onto local roads

By Hanleigh Daniels 30 August 2013

Hot hatch drivers look out, AMG's latest creation - the A45 AMG - has taken to South African roads looking to bolster its GTI scalp collection. FULL STORY >

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Top 5 premium hatchbacks

By Hanleigh Daniels 7 August 2013

Premium hatchbacks are very popular in South Africa due to plenty of tech and safety features, sublime styling, comfortable ride quality, and a dash of sportiness to boot. FULL STORY >

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Peugeot 208 GTi hits SA roads and showrooms

By Hanleigh Daniels 10 July 2013

Peugeot makes it 208 GTi hot hatchback available to South African buyers. FULL STORY >

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New VW Golf GTI hits SA roads

By Hanleigh Daniels 3 July 2013

VW's new, seventh generation Golf GTI races onto local streets and into South African showrooms. FULL STORY >

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First impressions - Hyundai Veloster

By Hanleigh Daniels 18 April 2013

TechSmart finally manages to slide into the driver's seat of Hyundai's new Veloster to find out if this sporty coup? drives as good as it looks. FULL STORY >

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