With an image more typically associated with learner drivers and septuagenarians, the Toyota Yaris has been a paragon of sensibility. Which makes the new GRMN hot hatch version, featuring a supercharged engine and limited-slip differential, a huge juxtaposition compared to the previous back catalogue of this popular supermini.
The launch for the Yaris GRMN featured plenty of time on track, with Toyota keen to demonstrate the abilities of this compact hot hatch. It has a sizeable price tag for such a small car, and you can read whether it lives up to expectations right here.
This week we’ve also take a look at the greatest junior hot hatches from history, checked out all the highlights from the Autosport International show, and looked ahead to the forthcoming Detroit Auto Show.
Euro NCAP has released the results of the safest cars tested in key classes during 2017. Volkswagen performed particularly well, with three models making the list.
- The Detroit Auto Show is coming – these should be the big highlights.
- You could buy a ‘bespoke’ McLaren F1 for just £150,000. Kind of.
- 43% of British drivers admit to hogging the middle lane on motorways.
- Car break-ins are on the rise, with London seeing the biggest increases.
- Ford’s SYNC system now works with the Waze app for real-time traffic info.
- The Mini range has been facelifted – featuring new jingoistic tail lights.
Pocket rockets – the best junior hot hatchbacks
Modern hot hatches feature more horsepower than classic supercars, and are packed with technology. This collection keeps the fun at a much simpler level.
Autosport International photo highlights
Kicking off the motorsport season, Autosport International brings together a wealth of racing machinery. We have photo highlights.
2018 UKCOTY Awards shortlist
Ahead of the overall winner being announced next month, these are the cars shortlisted for the UK Car of the Year Award.
New tech at CES 2018
CES may be intended as a technology show, but car manufacturers are now using it to showcase the future of connected motoring.
Retro MR – A Ferrari for every budget
As part of this weekend’s Autosport International show, a range of Ferrari models are going under the hammer. Not all of them require a six-figure bank account to buy.
Retro MR – The story of the Austin 1800
After a series of hits, the British Motor Corporation found that success couldn’t always be guaranteed with the Austin 1800. This is the tale of woe it created.