In recent years, we’ve seen a huge demand for hot hatches and at Dynamo, we have been providing GAP insurance for many of these cars. This is primarily because there are often a great variety of PCP deals and owners want to ensure they aren’t left out of pocket.
What Is A Hot Hatch?
If you aren’t familiar with the term “Hot Hatch”, below is a brief description and history behind the term.
A “Hot Hatch” is a type of small, sporty car that combines the practicality of a hatchback with the performance of a sports car. The term was first used to describe the Volkswagen Golf GTI in the 1970s and has since been applied to similar models from other manufacturers.
Hot hatches are typically powered by a turbocharged engine and have a high power-to-weight ratio, which allows them to accelerate quickly and handle well on winding roads. They also often have sport-tuned suspension, larger brakes and a more aggressive exterior styling than their standard hatchback counterparts.
They are typically popular among driving enthusiasts who want a fun, affordable car that can be used for daily driving.
What Are The Top 5 Cheap Hot-Hatches?
1. Mercedes A35 AMG
First up is the Mercedes A45 AMG, which is currently one of the fastest hot hatches on the market. Starting from £41,000 new, the A35 is the perfect contender as it mixes technology with style and performance. The Mercedes A35 has a 0-60 in just 4.6s.
You can also pick up a used A35 for around £30,000; a real value-for-money Hot-Hatch!
2. VW Golf GTI
The Golf GTI is the perfect mix between sport and technology; winning the 2022 Motor1 Award for Best Performance Vehicle! Not only is it reliable, fast and practical, but provides extreme value for money.
3. Hyundai i30N
The Hyundai i30N is for sure an eye-catcher and a recent newbie to the Hot-Hatch market! It’s fast, fun and practical, with an extremely aggressive price that’s sure to turn heads.
4. Fiat 595 Abarth
The famous Fiat 500 has a super-charged version, the Fiat 595 Abarth, and it’s taking the market by storm. It’s extremely competitive in price, has an aggressive body kit, stiffer suspension and plenty of horsepower to get the hairs on the back of your neck standing!
5. Mini John Cooper Works
The Mini John Cooper Works is an extremely fun car to drive! The handling and steering make it a strong contender in the Hot-Hatch market, alongside its sporty looks and cracking sound.
Do Hot Hatches Hold Their Value?
We spoke with Jack from Motor Trade Link and as a car buyer, he stated that hot hatches are one of the easiest cars to sell due to their popularity. Everyone loves a hot hatch and due to this, they certainly hold their value on the used car market.
There you have it, the top 5 affordable hot hatches available to buy on the UK market. Which would you choose?
Once you’ve decided on the hot hatch that’s right for you, why not consider how you can protect it? Don’t end up out of pocket in the event something goes wrong! At Dynamo, we offer bespoke motor warranty insurance to protect you 24/7 as well as breakdown cover.