Volkswagen celebrates the fact that the Scirocco has broken through the magical sound barrier for a sports car of one million built vehicles in 2013 with the Scirocco Million, painted exclusively in “Deep Black Metallic ”. We are huge fans of this car and can’t understand why the brand has chosen, once again, to ignore the US market. It will be sold exclusively in Germany and China.
2013 Volkswagen Scirocco Million
As you’ve probably noticed, we tend to favor the classic hatches here, but while the new 2014 Ford Fiesta ST 5-door hatchback will be a bit pricey, it delivers class-leading performance with 197 HP. With an aggressive, sporty design, this ride is Ford’s newest contribution to the world of hot hatches. Fiesta ST offers a 6.5-inch MyFord Touch® screen, unique ST high-mounted rear spoiler, interior trim accents, leather shift knob and seats for that race car feel.
2014 Ford Fiesta ST 5-door hatchback
The Volkswagen Golf GTi is almost universally loved in every generation, but the ABT designers and engineers have been working on the seventh generation of the GTi and the result is a car that leaves nothing to be desired and is a real eye-catcher called the ABT Golf VII GTI.
The 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI concept was shown at the 2012 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris and for the first time, is being offered with two power levels (220 PS in standard version and 230 PS with performance pack) when it goes on sale in early 2013. This is the hatch that made them cool. Nothing comes close to this on the market today, and it still looks great, even after seven generations.
2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI concept.
Hyundai introduced the all-new 2013 Elantra GT at the North American debut of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. This five-door compact hatchback looks like alot of fun to drive, with its 148 HP, 1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder engine that achieves Best-in-class standard fuel economy estimated at 28 mpg city, 39 mpg highway. The all-new Elantra GT rides on a 104.3-inch wheelbase and has an overall length of 169.3 inches. The height is 57.9 inches and the width is 70.1 inches.
This vehicle has been around for a long time, so we would fault for not believing that this is a 2012 Lada Taiga LKW. It looks old, but has its own personality and is probably fun to run around in.
BMW has not only thrown in a few new ideas this year, but they’ve also done it via a new brand. The i Division offers us this beautiful and futuristic hatchback called the i3. The electric motor over the rear axle – which generates output of 125 kW/170 hp and impressive torque of 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) from a standstill – and a small turning circle combine to deliver pleasingly agile driving characteristics. The BMW i3 Concept accelerates from 0 to 60 km/h (37 mph) in under four seconds and from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than eight seconds.
The MG5 Concept represents an exciting new chapter in MG’s history. This five-door hatchback was developed at MG Birmingham under the UK Design Director, Tony Williams-Kenny. The new model was recently unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show, where it received much critical acclaim. The main features of the car include LED head cluster lights, rear spoiler stance and an aerodynamic shape, all of which offer a look that’s both sporty and sophisticated. (source: MG)
The 2012, 14-foot long i-oniq hatchback concept is an unexpected and pleasant surprise from Hyundai. It is an electric sport hatchback with a range-extending gasoline engine. The 1,0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine generates a maximum of 45 kW (61 ps). This unit is mated to an 80 kW (109 ps) lithium-ion electric motor which is powered by a 55 kW generator, via a single ratio gearbox.
2012 Hyundai i-oniq concept.
Its great to see BMW bring this to the US, a market where most think hatchbacks do not sell. This M 135i is the highlight of the 1-series second body variant, although, in my view, I think the headlights seem a bit too big. Its 3-litre, straight six-cylinder engine achives 235 kW/320 hp and is even available as a five-door hatch.
The Focus Electric, which launched in 2011, is the flagship of the new Ford family of electrified vehicles. Aston Martin must have left behind a few drops of DNA when they left the Ford family because the brand’s new front grill, while very beautiful, has a very strong resemblance.
It has a top speed of 84 mph, with a full recharge is expected to take three to four hours. Our friends at Shiny Side sent us these great images from a current test drive IDM Photo‘s Ian did.
If you like the new Ford Focus, you can now have the opportunity to get your hands on the very beautiful 2013 252 HP ST since the order bank is now open. Its new “Aston Martin” looking front grill gives it a real mean and nasty look (in a good way) and we’re even partial to this very energetic and bright orange color.
The Volkswagen Group’s Seat division presented the Ibiza Cupra as a close-to-production concept car at the 2012 Beijing International Motor Show. The production version arrives at the end of this year with 180 HP and is an icon of the brand since 1996 when the first generation hit the streets.
2012 Seat Ibiza Cupra concept.
Nissan has revealed the first details of a head-turning hatchback concept, the Invitation, at this the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show which previews the company’s next generation compact car, a mainstream B-segment contender. It is due to be launched in Europe from 2013.
2012 Nissan Invitation concept
The 2012 Volkswagen Up! four-door is the second body version of the up! and launches in March of 2012. It only has a 75hp three-cylinder petrol engine.
2012 Volkswagen Up! Four-Door
2012 Volkswagen Up! Four-Door.