A hot hatch is your best option in getting a performance auto and avoiding being blamed by the wife for buying an impractical sports car. The latest developments in the 4-cylinder engine technology mean that 300 horses is a new standard parameter, so you can be sure these pocket rockets will not disappoint you. Today we are tackling the topic of the latest hot hatchbacks, their technical specifications, prices, speeds and features that make them ideal daily drivers as well as track day racers.
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New and upcoming hatchback cars in 2020: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oHywmuUk44
Most anticipated sports cars of the nearest future: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynKXS5AtfzM
All vehicles that were mentioned in this episode of #AT_New_Cars series:
Mazda 3 TCR: insidemazda.mazdausa.com/press-release/mazda-unveils-mazda3-tcr
No matter how badly fans of the Mazda 3 want a hot version of the hatch, the Japanese manufacturer is reluctant to deliver one. In 2020 however, they are at least building a toy to play on their own in the form of a TCR class racer.
Audi RS3 Sportback by ABT: abt-sportsline.com/audi-tuning/rs3/ and Abt Sportsline Audi A1 1 of 1: abt-sportsline.de/tuning/abt-specials/a1-1-of-1/
The German tuner ABT Sportsline has released a new upgrade kit for the current generation RS3 Sportback, which makes the already potent factory hatchback capable to wage war against the latest AMG A45 S.
Hyundai i30 N Project C: hyundai.news/eu/press-kits/hyundai-i30-n-project-c-world-premiere-at-2019-frankfurt-motor-show/
Deciding that the powerful i30 N hatchback was not racy enough, Hyundai is bringing to us its enhanced version, that is available exclusively in Europe and is limited to just 600 units. 2020 Hyundai i30 N Project C is all about becoming lighter, more track focused and responsive.
BMW M135i xDrive: bmw.co.uk/en/all-models/1-series.html
Delivered as a part of the third generation update for the 1-Series hatchback, the M135i transitions to a new platform shared with the 2-Series MPV and X1 crossover. From now on it is a front wheel drive auto and it’s brought to life by the most powerful in the company’s history 4-cylinder engine.
Mercedes-AMG A45: mercedes-amg.com/en/vehicles/a-class/hatchback.html
There can only be one hot hatchback to rule them all and in 2020 it is the
Mercedes-AMG A45. This German hatch is a bearer of the most powerful 4-cylinder currently in production, making 389 horsepower in a base version and even more impressive 421 horses in S package.
MINI John Cooper Works Clubman: press.bmwgroup.com/global/video/detail/PF0006847/mini-john-cooper-works-clubman
Though many Mini-haters would say that all of the company’s cars look and drive the same, the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman is determined to prove them wrong, bringing to the table new paint schemes, rear barn doors, and the most powerful engine in the company’s history.
Renault Megane RS Trophy-R: renaultsport.com/-megane-rs-trophy-r-300-2019
2020 Renault Megane RS Trophy-R was developed by the company’s Sport division, becoming a true racing machine. The production of this hot hatch will be limited to 500 units globally, with 32 cars reserved for the UK market, but 0 vehicles destined for the US shores.
Mini John Cooper Works GP: www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0297265EN/warm-up-on-the-nordschleife:-the-new-mini-john-cooper-works-gp
The concept version of this model was first shown in 2017 and is now officially enlisted for the assembly line. However, 2020 Mini John Cooper Works GP production will be limited to 3000 units.
Ford Focus ST: ford.co.uk/future-vehicles/new-focus-st?vehicleNavCategory=fv
2020 Ford Focus ST begins the 4th generation of the hot hatch, sporting redesigned looks, new interior highlights, and two powertrain options, a 2.3L turbo 4-cylinder gasoline and a 2.0L EcoBlue diesel.
Seat Leon Cupra R ST: cupraofficial.com/cars/cupra-special-editions/leon-cupra-r-st.html
Disregarding the fact that this station wagon still carries the Seat S on the front fascia, at heart it is a true Cupra and a rather hot hatchback at that. It packs a 300 horsepower 2.0L Tsi unit.
Hyundai Veloster N ETCR: hyundai.news/eu/brand/hyundai-motorsport-reveals-the-veloster-n-etcr-at-iaa-2019/
2020 Hyundai Veloster N ETCR is the upcoming all-electric hot hatch from the brand, designed specifically to compete in the ETCR racing series. It will have RWD architecture and a mid-mounted drivetrain.