As a dad, I confess I haven’t driven a hot hatch or had any desire to own one for some time. For me it’s all about space, MPG and ease of moving car seats around.
That said, a seven seat family car simply doesn’t offer the same, shall we say ‘performance capabilities’, as a souped-up hatch. Just the other day I was thinking about an old acquaintance of mine and the Ford Cosworth he owned, a Cosworth being high-performance hatchback that was very popular in my youth, long before I had kids (it was also totally out of my price range!).
When I was sent the infographic below by All Car Leasing, it made me feel a certain sense of nostalgia. Not only was the Cosworth on the list but also the Peugeot 205 GTI and the Renault Clio Williams. There are some real gems on the list, such as the 205 as well as one or two monsters, such as the MG Metro, a car I personally wouldn’t touch with a barge pole.
Please do have a look at the inforgraphic. You may be surprised at how many of these hot hatches are still on the road, not to mention some of the trivia the All car Leasing unearthed.
Hot Hatches – Where Are They Now? Infographic by All Car Leasing
Disclosure: This commissioned post was produced in association with All Car Leasing.