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Toyota Yaris GRMN unboxed by James May - video

The internet is full of 'unboxing' videos where YouTubers unpack new iPhones for their millions of subscribers, but what about products that are a little more out of the box – excuse the pun...

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Civic Type R v Defender V8 drag race - video
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Civic Type R v Defender V8 drag race - video

The Honda Civic Type R has already proven itself performance king among front-drive hot hatches, so now it's looking for bigger fish to fry. In what's one of the weirdest match-ups in drag race history, Top Gear has lined up the UK-built hatch against a Land Rover Defender – what?! However, this isn't just any Land Rover Defender, in fact, it's the 297kW/515Nm Defender Works V8, a bespoke version of the iconic off-roader created by Jaguar Land Rover to commemorate the model's 70th anniversary...


Hyundai Veloster N priced for the US
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Hyundai Veloster N priced for the US

Hyundai Motor America has confirmed pricing for the 2019 Veloster N hot hatch, with the entry-level version to start from US$26,900 ($37,266) in the US. By comparison, a standard Volkswagen Golf GTI starts at US$26,415 ($36,594), though the Hyundai is well-equipped, with standard features including LED headlights, 18-inch alloys, keyless entry with push-button start, an 8...


Civic  Type R v i30 N v Megane RS drag race - video
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Civic Type R v i30 N v Megane RS drag race - video

While the small hot hatch segment is bursting at the seams these days, but three recently-released models stick out as driver's picks – the Honda Civic Type R, Hyundai i30 N, and Renault Megane RS. Britain's Top Gear pits these three front-drive manual hot hatches against each other in a new video posted on YouTube, to see which is fastest in a straight line...


2018 Renault Megane RS280 Sport EDC Auto v Cup Manual comparison
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2018 Renault Megane RS280 Sport EDC Auto v Cup Manual comparison

Chances are that if you’ve got the all-new 2018 Renault Megane RS in your future car-ownership crosshairs, you’ve already decided on transmission preference in the choice between conventional manual and EDC dual-clutch types, even before you’ve so much as sat in the French hatch. Fair enough...


2018 Peugeot 308 GTi review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2018 Peugeot 308 GTi review

The hot-hatch market is more crowded than ever. Where does the 308 GTi fit among a gamut of fun, fast, affordable rivals?


2019 Audi S3 spied again
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2019 Audi S3 spied again

The all-new Audi S3 has been spied again during development testing, ahead of an anticipated production debut sometime next year. Like the vehicle snapped in August, there's plenty of camouflage concealing the finer design details, but we can see the overall shape of the new-generation hatchback and certain elements that will distinguish the S3 hot hatch from its more sedate brethren...


Abarth 695 Rivale on sale from $44,990
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Abarth 695 Rivale on sale from $44,990

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed the Abarth 695 Rivale will be coming to Australia in strictly limited numbers, with pricing to kick off at $44,990 before on-road costs. Just 35 units will be delivered Down Under, available in both hatchback and cabriolet forms, all featuring a number of equipment, trim and colour appointments specific to this model inspired by Riva Yachts...


2019 Ford Focus ST spied undisguised
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2019 Ford Focus ST spied undisguised

The all-new Ford Focus ST has been spied without any camouflage this week near the Nurburgring in Germany, indicating an official debut isn't far away. Here we can see the more aggressive body kit compared to the ST-Line variant of the standard Focus, while large alloy wheels (a design available on the previous Focus ST) fill the arches...


Mini Kensington Edition on sale from $41,990 drive-away
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Mini Kensington Edition on sale from $41,990 drive-away

Mini Australia has launched the Kensington Edition based on both the Cooper and Cooper S Hatch range, available in very limited numbers. Only 15 examples of each variant will be offered – Cooper and Cooper S 3 Door, along with Cooper and Cooper S 5 Door – making for a total of 60 units allocated locally out of 800 examples worldwide...


Peugeot confirms electrified performance models from 2020
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Peugeot confirms electrified performance models from 2020

Peugeot has committed to bringing a range of "electrified sports vehicles", starting from 2020. While it hasn't quite confirmed what form these models will take, the French firm says it will "offer its customers a range of high-performance, low-emission electrified sports vehicles from 2020"...


2018 Peugeot 208 GTi Édition Définitive review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2018 Peugeot 208 GTi Édition Définitive review

Peugeot's send-off to the current-generation 208 GTi brings beefier looks and added performance for $4000. Is it worth it?

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2019 Abarth 595 revealed - UPDATE
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2019 Abarth 595 revealed - UPDATE

The refreshed Abarth 595 range has been revealed in the UK, headlined by new exterior colour options and an upgraded exhaust system on select variants. UPDATE, 12/10/118: We've added a full gallery of images for the updated Abarth 595. Click here for more pictures As before, the 595 is offered in four trim levels in Great Britain: 595, 595 Trofeo, 595 Turismo, and 595 Competizione, and two body styles – hatchback and convertible...


Mini Cooper S GT Edition revealed for France
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Mini Cooper S GT Edition revealed for France

Mini France has revealed the Cooper S GT Edition, a special version of the 3 Door Hatch that celebrates the iconic Mini 1275GT built between 1969 and 1980. Limited to 150 units all destined for the French market, the GT Edition gets unique appointments like grey stripes for the bonnet, boot and sides with GT lettering and checkerboard pattern, and red accents for the front and rear spoilers with 'GT' branding...


2019 Kia Cerato GT fully revealed in Korea
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2019 Kia Cerato GT fully revealed in Korea

The new Kia K3 GT has been fully revealed in its home market of Korea, including the first images of the hotted-up sedan version. Known locally as the Cerato, and in North America as the Forte, the K3 GT sedan and hatchback bring subtle sporty upgrades inside and out, along with the 150kW/265Nm 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine as the Hyundai i30 SR...


Peugeot won't sell high-performance ‘bad boys’ compensated by EVs
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Peugeot won't sell high-performance ‘bad boys’ compensated by EVs

Peugeot says that with the every stringent emission regulations taking place in Europe and the United States, that take into account the overall CO2 output of brands, it will not sell electric vehicles just to compensate its high performance and high CO2 output vehicles...


Hyundai i30 N Option concept revealed
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Hyundai i30 N Option concept revealed

Hyundai has revealed the i30 N Option show car at the 2018 Paris motor show, previewing some of the racy add-ons buyers could soon add to their hot hatches. No less than 25 exterior and interior individualisation options are showcased on this vehicle, including a carbon-fibre bodykit, a massive carbon-fibre rear wing, and 20-inch lightweight alloys shod in high-performance semi-slick tyres...


Ford Fiesta ST hits 237km/h on Autobahn - video
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Ford Fiesta ST hits 237km/h on Autobahn - video

If you're keen to find out how the Ford Fiesta ST sounds and goes before it lands in Aussie showrooms next year, this new video could be the answer to your prayers. Published on YouTube by AutoTopNL, the clip shows the Blue Oval's smallest performance model hitting north of 230km/h on a German autobahn, along with a 0-100 test...


2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N revealed
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2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N revealed

The Hyundai i30 Fastback N has been revealed ahead of its world premiere at the Paris motor show next week. It’s the second model from the company’s N Performance Division, following in the wheel tracks of the hot-selling hatch model already on sale. The good news for Aussie punters who like the swoopier coupe-like styling is that it’s on track to arrive locally by March 2019...


2019 Vauxhall Corsa GSi launched in the UK
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2019 Vauxhall Corsa GSi launched in the UK

Vauxhall has released the new Corsa GSi in the UK, serving as a new entry-level performance option – 25 years after the original GSi went on sale. Sitting between the core range and the flagship VXR hot hatch, the GSi is powered by a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine making 150PS (110kW) and 220Nm – the latter on tap between 2750 and 4500rpm – sent to the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission...