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.
Fiat 500 Abarth
Italy's answer to the Mini Cooper, this raucous firecracker—with a racer's heritage in both name and style—ups the standard Fiat 500's game with 160 hp packed into a tiny 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder, tighter handling, and an attention-getting roar.