Have you heard that Ford Focus RS is facing inevitable discontinuation in 2018 and chances are we will not see a new model until sometime around 2020s?
This is a big hit for the fans of the hyper hatch and the autocommunity in general, however, we should not let our spirits down, since the RS is departing with a mind blowing limited edition model and all-new hot hatches are arriving to the market very soon.
In this episode we collected the ten newcomers as well as gathered information about all of the technical specifications and prices, so that you know what to expect from the future pocket rockets.
Cars featured in this video:
Volkswagen Up! GTI: www.volkswagen.co.uk/new/up-pa/explore/gti
The charged Up! comes in, bringing to the table a three cylinder turborcharged 1 Liter TSI with increased output of 115 horses and 148 lb-ft of torque.
BMW i3S: www.bmw.com/en/index.html
BMW i3S is the world first and only electric hot hatch. It is a Sport version of the famous BMW hatchback brought in motion by a stronger high-efficiency 181 hp engine.
VW Polo Gti: volkswagen.co.uk/new/polo-gti
2018 Polo GTI is an all new supermini-sized hot hatch with a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol. The car weighs 2987 lbs, has 236 lb-ft of torque, and accelerates to 60 in 6.7 seconds.
2019 Cupra Ibiza: seat.com
New Cupra Ibiza is the second vehicle revealed as a part of Seat’s new performance-oriented sub-brand. It is a hot hatch with Polo GTI engine delivering 199 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque
Renault Mégane R.S.: renault.co.uk/vehicles/new-vehicles/megane-rs.html
Megane R.S. is an all-new 5-door hatch produced by the performance division of Renault and the manufacturer’s ambitions are to set the new world record for the fastest mass produced front wheel drive car at Nurburgring.
Seat Leon Cupra R: seat.co.uk/new-cars/leon-cupra/r-limited-edition.html
While the 2017 mid-cycle update and boost in power of Cupra were not enough to match the European specifications of the VW Golf R, the Spanish manufacturer managed to fix this mistake in 2018 by giving 310 horsepower to the limited edition R modification.
Hyundai Veloster: hyundaiusa.com/2019-veloster/index.aspx
The previous generation of Veloster was a weird looking affordable hatchback, and even though practical with sporty looks, never was considered hot. But it seems that the 2019 model is here to flip the perception upside down.
Hyundai i30N: hyundai.com/worldwide/en/cars/i30/highlights
Created by a team of BMW engineers, Hyundai i30N has already hit German market with a starting price of $37,000 (30900 euro), but it will only hit the US highways in 2018.
Honda Civic Type R: automobiles.honda.com/civic-type-r
Although it seemed that Honda Civic Type R couldn’t even get any better, the Japanese manufacturer managed to raise the bar even higher and presented the facelifted version of their high-performance hatchback.
Ford Focus RS Limited Edition: www.ford.com/cars/focus/models/focus-rs
2018 will be the last model year for the Ford Focus RS, and to it appropriate farewell, Ford Performance is giving the hot hatch new standard features as well the final Limited Edition Trim.
Suzuki Swift Sport: globalsuzuki.com/automobile/lineup/swift/index.html
The third generation of Swift Sport is lighter, faster and more dynamic than its predecessors. It made its debut by the end of 2017 and the vital specifications suggest that it has got a claim to rival Ford Fiesta ST.