MINI Cooper S Hatch 5drMINI has revealed the much-anticipated five-door version of the third-generation Hatch ahead of its autumn 2014 launch.

The new MINI Hatch 5dr will cost from £15,900, which is £600 more than the MINI Hatch 3dr launched earlier this year.

It will initially be sold in Cooper, Cooper D, Cooper S and new Cooper SD guise; One and One D versions are expected to follow later.

MINI has long missed out on potential sales through not offering a more practical version of the much-loved MINI Hatch. Is the new MINI Hatch 5dr a step too far though, or exactly what the market’s been waiting for?

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Hot hatchbacks – and much more

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Even if it wasn’t strictly the first, Volkswagen is synonymous with creating the hot hatchback. Its legendary GTI badge has been associated with warmed-over Golfs for over four decades, and has also graced other Volkswagen models, too. But GTIs aren’t the only performance cars the Wolfsburg carmaker is famous for. A slew of racing- and luxury-inspired models have been launched in recent years. Here are a few of the more notable – and not quite so notable – hot VWs.