If there are any compact cars that should not be worried about losing ground in the battle against the domination of crossovers, then hot hatchbacks are definitely among them. These machines have nearly fanatic following by the drivers who enjoy top performance, thrilling drifts, and unmatched driving Dynamics on the narrows city streets. This segment remains energetic as ever and in today’s episode we will be covering the upcoming 2021 models with unbeatable pocket rocket potential.
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Audi S3 Sportback: audi-mediacenter.com/en/press-releases/more-dynamic-more-power-more-driving-pleasurethe-audi-s3-sportback-and-the-audi-s3-sedan-13060
The entire sports premium compact segment was originally opened up by the Audi S3 two decades ago. Now this monumental pocket rocket is arriving in an all-new generation on the heels of the recently updated A3.
Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition: automobiles.honda.com/future-cars/civic-type-r-limited-edition
Not the most powerful hot hatchback of the modern times, but definitely the most driver-oriented, the Honda Type R Limited Edition will be attempting to win back the title of the fastest FWD auto at Nurburgring.
Mazda3 2.5 Turbo: insidemazda.mazdausa.com/press-release/2021-mazda3-2-5-turbo-full-reveal/
Just a few years ago, the new 4th generation Mazda 3 was one of the most anticipated cars on the market, that managed to generate lots of media buzz and keep the high degree of excitement for months. In 2021, the Japanese continue to heat up its fans’ enthusiasm, by introducing a new turbo version of the 3 hatchback.
Toyota GR Yaris: global.toyota/en/newsroom/toyota/30976389.html
2021 Toyota GR Yaris comes powered by the world’s most powerful road-going 3-cylinder turbocharged 1.6L engine, if we were to exclude the Koenigsegg Gemera. It has 257 horsepower and 266 lb-ft on tap, controlled via a 6-speed manual transmission.
Cupra El-Born: seat-mediacenter.com/newspage/allnews/cupranewspage/news/news/cuprabrand/2020/CUPRAs-first-all-electric-vehicle-is-born.html
Originally revealed as the Seat El Born concept, this perky hatchback has now migrated under the Cupra performance marque. The model was announced for production in 2021, becoming the world’s first mass production EV hot hatch.
VW Golf GTI: vw.com/models/golf-gti/section/performance/ / volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/the-new-golf-gti-gtd-and-gte-5811
Once again trying to set the bar in the segment, the 8th generation of Volkswagen legendary hot hatch arrives boasting zippier performance, a remade interior, and more tech. Though scheduled to hit the US shores only in summer 2021, the new Golf GTI has already been revealed a plenty of details.
MINI John Cooper Works GP: press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0302648EN/emotional-and-highly-dynamic:-the-design-of-the-mini-john-cooper-works-gp
2021 MINI John Cooper Works GP opens a new chapter in the history of Union Jack’s pocket rockets, bringing to the table the all-new 2-liter 4-cyllinder engine with TwinPower turbo and 301 hps, 0-60 acceleration of 5.2seconds, and unrestricted top speeds reaching 165 mph on track.
Hyundai Veloster N: hyundainews.com/en-us/releases/3096
After a failed attempt to boost the appeal of the Hyundai Veloster N by offering it exclusively with a 6-speed manual transmission, Hyundai had to give in to the modern consumer preferences. The 2021 model of the aggressive 3-door could be had with an automatic 8-speed wet dual clutch.
Cupra Leon: cupraofficial.com/cars/cupra-range/leon/overview.html
For the past 3 years, the Leon hatchback has been sold as a part of the Cupra standalone lineup. However, this year, the brand is using the generation overall of the donor model to give the Leon a more dynamic design and finally slap a Cupra badge on it.
Toyota Corolla Hatchback Special Edition: pressroom.toyota.com/2021-toyota-corolla-hatchback-special-edition-makes-red-the-new-color-of-envy/
If you have been waiting for the hot version of the Toyota Corolla hatchback, this is not it, but the car is definitely warming up. Limited to just 1500 units worldwide, the Special Edition hatch sports expressive styling, standard 18-inch wheels, and a custom body kit.