10 More Hot Hatchbacks that You MUST SEE in 2022 (New Models Reviewed)

  • Published on:  6/5/2021
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    Not so long ago we covered the topic of all-new hot hatchbacks, but the latest news announcements force us to revisit this class of performance autos. In this volume two episode we will cover the upcoming 2022 hot hatches with factory-built credentials and some great modifications that will be coming out from independent tuning workshops.
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    #1 2021 VW Golf GTI Clubsport 45

    To celebrate the 45th birthday of their iconic nameplate, VW created this exclusive variant of Golf GTI. Based on the regular Clubsport, the commemorative edition boasts several design improvements, such as the metallic black finish on the door mirrors, a gloss-black tailgate spoiler and exclusive badges.

    #2 2022 Cupra Born

    Underpinned by the VW Group’s modular MEB platform, 2022 Cupra Born gets the same battery options as its ID3 sibling, but adds a more performance-oriented configuration. It joins efforts of a single electric motor rated at 231 horses and either a 58 or 77kWh battery pack.

    #3 2021 BRABUS B45

    Driven by the world's most powerful mass-production four-cylinder engine, the new generation Mercedes-AMG A45 S is pushed to its true limit when the German tuner Brabus gets down to business.

    #4 2021 Mini Electric Pacesetter and JCW

    Custom developed pacetters is a common tactic to promote electric cars through various automotive competitions. The racing pedigree of the electric Mini Cooper SE was demonstrated through a JCW-inspired model developed as a joint project between MINI Design, BMW Motorsport, FIA and Formula E.

    #5 2021 Litchfield Toyota GR Yaris

    In 2021 Litchfield Motors have come out with an equipment package that increases the output of the standard Toyota GR Yaris beyond the already bonkers performance figures.

    #6 2021 Pogea Racing Ares002

    Performance hatchbacks are often referred to as pocket rockets, but if you are looking for a true embodiment of this definition, then this Italian Fiat 500 Abarth reworked by the German Pogea Racing is the only way to go. Named Ares002, it speeds to 60 in 4.7 seconds and reaches 179 mph.

    #7 2021 Peugeot 308 Hybrid

    The new generation Peugeot 308 is not particularly positioned as a hot hatchback, but its top-of-the-line plugin hybrid version deserves to make the cut as one of the best-looking hatches of the recent years.

    #8 2021 Golf GTI 290 by MANHART

    One of the few tuning houses who have already gotten their hands on the 8th generation Golf, Manhart chose to modify the performance-oriented GTI with 245 hps.

    #9 2021 Dahler BMW 128tii

    DAHLer Competition Line is a Swiss tuning company that specializes exclusively in creating upgrades and mods for BMW cars. This hot hatch is based on the new generation 1 Series Turismo Internazionale that is boosted to offer a healthy alternative to the stock M135 XDrive.

    #10 2021 ABT Audi S3

    While the new generation RS3 still continues testing, those Audi fans who would like a slightly more potent S3 hatch, can turn to ABT Sportsline.