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Top five hot hatches of all time

High-performance hatchbacks have been around for the best part of half a century, and we've picked our list of the five hottest ever built. With so many classic to choose from however, let us know your own top five in the comments below. Peugeot 205 GTI Launched in 1984, the Peugeot 205 GTI was an early pioneer in the hot-hatch segment...

Today’s Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST likely the last before electric switch

Hot hatch fans likely have only a few years to enjoy the last “analogue” versions of the Ford Fiesta ST and Ford Focus ST. Both models are expected to be the last of their breed amid a bold plan by Ford Europe to switch to hybrid or electric power by 2026 – and pure electric power for all models by 2030 – announced last week...

2021 Ford Fiesta ST price and specs – UPDATE: LED headlights retained

UPDATE, 25 January 2021: An earlier version of this story listed the Model Year 2021 Ford Fiesta ST as having lost LED headlights, and instead switching to halogen low and high-beam headlights...

Five fun-size hot hatches in Australia now or coming soon

Hot hatches are enjoying a resurgence as our cities become congested and more buyers are treating themselves to a new car in lieu of an overseas holiday. With most international borders closed for the foreseeable future, dealers are reporting unexpected high demand – in particular for top end cars...

10 new cars we're excited about in 2020

When planning to buy a new car, it pays to have options. And while the Australian car market currently offers more than enough to keep you browsing for weeks on end – there's more to come over the next 12 months. At CarAdvice, we spend most of our days eagerly anticipating the new cars we've been writing about since they were merely concepts, renders or rumours...

2020 Ford Fiesta ST pricing and specs

UPDATE: Ford officially confirmed the details below for the Fiesta ST at 10:00am on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.  August 31, 2019: Pricing and details of the new-generation 2020 Ford Fiesta ST hot hatch have been leaked ahead of its Australian showroom arrival at the start of next year...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Today's download includes: 2020 Hyundai Kona gets safety updates 2020 Alpina B3 Touring teased Electric and hybrid cars to no longer get the silent treatment Exclusive: 2020 Ford Fiesta ST five-door confirmed for Australia, priced from $31,990 2021 Volkswagen 'T7' spied Exclusive: 2020 Ford Focus ST priced from $44,690 and in showrooms early 2020 2020 Smart ForTwo facelift sketched out Former Uber engineer charged for stealing autonomous driving secrets Pagani V12 to survive until 2026, electric car in the works Tesla adds web-surfing function to infotainment systems BMW M boss rules out wagons 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo lands in Oz, priced from $484,888 Volkswagen Tiguan 110TSI pricing and specs Holden Barina, Cruze, Trax Takata recall expanded Mercedes-Benz C-Class: C300e PHEV and C200 Sport Edition on sale now 2020 Volkswagen ID...

Ford Puma ST: 147kW performance SUV in the works

There could be a go-fast Ford Puma ST on the way, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Autocar, Ford's global development boas, Hau Thai-Tang, said the all-new Puma crossover "would be a good place for [Ford] to look" with regards to expanding the ST line-up in Europe...

CarAdvice podcast 148: Osher Gunsberg and his love for EVs

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and James Wong. In car news, the Ford Fiesta ST and Focus Active have been delayed, Carlos Ghosn says his arrest was part of a 'conspiracy', the Kia Stinger has joined the NT Police fleet, and the 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 has been revealed...

Ford Fiesta ST: Ford Performance Edition revealed for the UK

Ford UK has revealed the Fiesta ST Ford Performance Edition, a limited-edition version of the new little hot hatch featuring a special paint finish and a range of performance accessories as standard...

Ford Fiesta ST: Local launch delayed until late 2019

The hotly-anticipated Ford Fiesta ST has been delayed for Australia, now scheduled for a "late 2019" arrival Down Under. Despite announcing a second quarter 2019 launch 12 months ago, Ford Australia has pushed back the introduction of its three-cylinder pint-sized hot hatch, with no official reasoning as yet...