The previous generation Ford Fiesta ST had a special place in the hearts of hot hatch lovers.
In an era when so many cars look very similar, Citroen is to be applauded for going its own way.
Once upon a time Aston Martin made cars that were beautiful to look at but fairly dull to drive.
It seems hard to remember when Kia made cheap and drab cars, but the first Picanto was one such model.
“Is that a five-litre engine under there,” asked a friend, pointing at the “TDI 50” badge on my Audi A7 Sportback.
The ST Line is Ford’s “warm” brand of hatchback – sporty looks and sharper handling but with cheaper running costs than a full blooded hot hatch.
Mitsubishi feels like a carmaker that is turning a corner.
I’m crawling through muddy ruts and over some sizeable boulders in the hills above Loch Lomond.
As soon as I press the starter button and the engine burbles into life I get a good feeling about the Suzuki Swift Sport.
Everyone likes a hot hatch but not everyone likes the insurance and running costs.