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FORD FO­CUS ST

hh­hhj PRICE $38,290

EN­GINE 2.0-litre 4-cyl turbo, 184kW/360Nm

THIRST 7.4L/100km THE LOW­DOWN A sharp price and the long­est stan­dard equip­ment list make the Fo­cus ST the hid­den gem among to­day’s hot hatches

RE­NAULT ME­GANE RS

PRICE $42,640

EN­GINE 2.9-litre 4-cyl turbo, 195kW/360Nm

THIRST 8.2L/100km THE LOW­DOWN It’s still the world’s best‒han­dling hot hatch. A high price and a bland in­te­rior (with the ex­cep­tion of the Re­caro seats) mark it down

VOLK­SWA­GEN GOLF GTI

PRICE $41,490

EN­GINE 2.0-litre 4-cyl turbo, 162kW/350Nm

THIRST 6.6L/100km THE LOW­DOWN The best all-rounder. Hot hatch king for the past decade, it’s ef­fec­tively taken over the WRX mar­ket

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