Hatchbacks are Hot. No, Really.
Not since the VW Rabbit arrived have hatches generated so much buzz.
Back in 1983, the VW Rabbit GTI hit U.S. shores and showed that a small, boxy underdog—with a four-cylinder engine—could run circles around gas-guzzling muscle cars like the Trans-Am. But over the next 30 years Americans just didn't buy into the European "hot hatch." That's about to change. These explosive and stylish next-generation models offer maximum fun in a minimal package.
Ford Focus ST
Forget what you know about the bland, budget-conscious compact. This muscled-up Focus hits showrooms late this month with a turbocharged 252-hp engine and some sexy flourishes, including optional racer-style seats by Recaro.