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.
Hyundai Veloster Turbo
The new Turbo has the same class-best mileage (38 mpg) and clever three-door design as the 2012 model but adds more power (201 hp) and slicker options (like matte-gray body paint), turning the Korean car-maker into a comer in the hot-hatch race.