Ford Fiesta ST faces off with hot-hatch rivals - video
The new Ford Fiesta ST is one of the most hotly-anticipated hot hatches of recent times, with a sterling pedigree and promising early reviews. But how does it stack up against its pint-sized competitors?
Matt Watson and CarWow clearly asking the same question, and lined it up with a Toyota Yaris GRMN, a Mini Cooper JCW, a Volkswagen Polo GTI and Peugeot 208 GTi to find out.
We're not going to spoil the results, but the winner came as a bit of a shock to us. Enough said.
The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks.
To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here. Check them out, and let us know what caught your eye.
CarAdvice podcast 95: Alf Buccella celebrates 50 years at the same dealership!
Mandy Turner is joined this week by founders Alborz Fallah and Tony Crawford.
In car news, Uber's driverless trials have been suspended after a fatal collision with a pedestrian, the 2019 Kia K900 has been officially revealed, and track warranty cover has been announced for the new Hyundai i30 N.
Pricing and specs for the Volkswagen Polo GTI have been released, the Mitsubishi Triton Blackline has landed, and Jeep reveals seven Easter Safari concepts.
Herbert Diess, head of the Volkswagen brand, says the GTI badge will only be used on hot hatches, namely the Up, Polo and Golf, thereby quashing rumours of GTI crossover.
In a recent interview Diess told Autocar, "I think with the three [GTI models] we have now, we are set".
Above: The recently revealed Up GTI Concept.
2017/2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI spied testing in California
The upcoming all-new 2017/2018 Volkswagen Polo has been spied in its production duds for the first time, with the hero GTI model caught touring California's Death Valley this week.
Until now, the new Polo has only been seen in 'mule' form, wearing the skin of its predecessor, the current fifth-generation model that has now been on the global market since 2009.