One would think that the numbers of hatchbacks should be dwindling under pressure of uneven competition against compact crossovers, but, the manufactures have managed to surprise us once again and came up with a strong lineup of new models for the 2020.
Spoiler alert, many of them are extremely hot and electric. Lets take a look at the newcomers and see for ourselves whether this body style will continue to shine or is it on the brink of extinction?
Previous #AutomotiveTerritory releases that you may find interesting:
New large SUVs that are coming up in 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_33tMumRrQ
Best compact crossover cars that you can own today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m7lUN_vCdM
Learn about all of the models shown in this #AT_New_Cars release:
Opel Astra: gb-media.vauxhall.co.uk/en-gb/vauxhall-reveals-new-astra
Also known under Vauxhall and Holden brand names, the compact Astra hatch entered its current generation in 2015, and now, it is getting a customary mid-life facelift. The 2020 hatchback can be distinguished by a redesigned front bumper and a new grille. Plus, it gets a new range of powertrains, both diesel and gasoline.
Mercedes-AMG A45: media.daimler.com/marsMediaSite/en/instance/ko.xhtml?oid=43765832
2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 shows its aggressive nature right away, breathing agility and sportiness through the updated grille, large air intakes, and quad exhaust. The bearer of the most powerful 4-cylinder currently in production boasts of 383 horsepower in a base version and even more impressive 416 horses in S package.
Peugeot 208: www.peugeot.co.uk/showroom/new-208/
Rebuilt from the ground up, the 2020 Peugeot 208 sits on a new generation Common Modular Platform from the PSA Group, which reduces the hatch’s total weight and improves its aerodynamics. It also boasts redesigned looks and a new selection of powertrains, gasoline, diesel, and fully electric.
BMW 1-Series: bmwusa.com/vehicles/m-models.html
Unlike many restyled models in this lineup, the 1-Series is an all-new 3-rd generation hatch built from the ground up. From now on it rides on the front wheel drive platform following the 2-Series minivan and X1 crossover.
MINI John Cooper Works Clubman: press.bmwgroup.com/global/video/detail/PF0006847/mini-john-cooper-works-clubman
The main highlight of the new JCW Mini Clubman is the most powerful engine in the company’s history. The 2.0L turbocharged four cylinder lets this hot hatchback enter the over 300 hp family. Coupled with an exclusive 8-speed Steptronic and MINI All4 all-wheel drive.
Ford Focus ST: ford.co.uk/cars/new-focus-st
Though discontinued for the American market, Ford Focus hatchback is still alive and kicking. For the 2020 model year, the its ST version enters 4th generation, sporting new equipment, redesigned looks, and ST-specific interior changes.
VW Golf: volkswagen.co.uk
The Volkswagen Golf Mk8 is being revealed at one of the upcoming auto shows. Stay tuned to learn about the new model.
Mini Cooper SE: mini.co.uk/en_GB/home/range/mini-electric.html
The first electric Mini Cooper has been announced to hit the dealerships in March 2020, but the company has already announced the pricing for the model and launched pre-orders. The SE starts from £24,400, offers 144+ miles of range, and looks almost exactly like its ICE siblings.
Renault Clio: info.renault.co.uk/model/all-new-clio
2020 Renault Clio enters its 5th generation fully redesigned, offering more interior room, updates tech, and a new powertrain lineup. in 2020, the model was announced to get an advanced hybrid E-TECH mill with 3 driving modes and regenerative braking, offering up to 30 of all-electric driving in the city.
Honda E: hondanews.eu/eu/en/cars/media/pressreleases/185161/honda-e-the-perfect-balance-of-efficiency-and-performance-for-urban-commuting
In 2020, the production version of the 2017 Urban EV concept, called Honda E, is finally coming to the European market. Though it sprouts 2 more doors, the car keeps the main design features of the concept and retains its cute and round puppy-eyed headlights.
Volkswagen I.D. 3: volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/id3-4984
2020 Volkswagen I.D. 3 is a compact electric hatchback based on the concept vehicle presented at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. It finally goes into production in 2020, becoming the firs model of the brand’s I.D. of BEVs.