The hot hatches are becoming popular day by day. In the market where the demand for SUVs is increasing, not many people are up for that challenge. The enthusiasts love the hot hatches to fulfill their thirst for performance and maximum amount of thrill. These cars offer a next-level driving experience with their true to driver-focused upgrades. And since EVs have come into the market, many buyers are leaning toward the all-electric experience. They are confused about whether to buy a performance hatch or a full-electric car which is more modern-looking and offers similar power. In a market of high-performance SUVs, these hot hatches offer similar kinds of driving dynamics at a much lower price. While the current cars offer a good experience, the upcoming hatchbacks are worth the wait. Here are the top 10 upcoming 2023 hatchbacks that are worth waiting for. Let’s begin.
10. 2023 Abarth 500
According to reports, Fiat is going all-electric by 2030 and with that, they are electrifying all of their car lineups. The first car which will be electrified will be the Fiat 500 which will come under the Abarth name. The all-electric 2023 Abarth 500 will feature an all-electric powertrain that will be able to go from 0-60 mph in 7 seconds. It could achieve a top speed of 100 mph and will offer a driving range of 199 miles.
9. 2023 BMW M135
Next on the top 10 2023 hatchbacks list comes the 2023 BMW M135i, BMW’s entry-level hatch. Being one of the fastest hot hatches in the market, the upcoming 2023 model is set to provide even more fun out of its 306-hp four-cylinder engine. The current model can reach a top speed of 155 mph and has an acceleration of 4.8 seconds from 0-60 mph.
8. 2023 Mini Cooper JCW
The Mini Cooper JCW is the absolute best fun you can get out of a Mini. This Mini produces a hefty 228 horsepower with its turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It features a manual gearbox with improved chassis and suspension which results in huge driving athletics delivered by the car. It will be able to accelerate in 5.7 seconds and will achieve a top speed of 149 mph.
7. 2023 Polestar 2
The Polestar 2 is very new in the EV market and as a company. But the brand has its roots quite deep in the auto sector as a sub-brand of Volvo. Since its launch, the Polestar 2 has impressed many buyers with its design, build quality, and good electric range. The 2023 Polestar 2 has already been announced with more power and a more-improved driving range thanks to their software improvements. It delivers more power with up to 408 hp and 270 miles of driving range.
6. 2023 Acura Integra
The all-new 2023 Acura Integra is one of the most anticipated and hyped cars in the auto market. The new Integra will be an entry-level luxury compact car that will be replacing the Acura ILX sedan. The Integra will feature a six-speed manual transmission ( I hear Awesome !!!) and an optional automatic too. It’s got a 1.5 Litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine which will produce over 200 horsepower.
5. Hyundai Ioniq 5 N
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is one of the best and most well-known electric vehicles in the auto industry. The Ioniq 5 showed that electric cars can be more awesome and less boring. The 2022 Ioniq 5 features both rear and all-wheel drive variants with up to 470 hp of power. The upcoming 2023 Ioniq 5 will come with the N badging as it caught spied testing several times. The N-line cars are popular for their thrilling performance and sporty dynamics. And with the upcoming Ioniq 5, it will be on a whole another level with a blend of electric power and N badged supreme performance.
4. 2023 Toyota GR Corolla
The upcoming 2023 Toyota GR Corolla is one of the most awaited hot hatches among the gearheads. It will be made under Toyota’s performance division which is Gazoo Racing (GR). The GR Corolla is expected to come with a 1.3-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine that will produce over 300 horsepower. The hot hatch is expected to come with a manual transmission and will offer one of the best driving experiences one can get.
3. Volkswagen Golf R
Since its first introduction in 1976, the Volkswagen Golf has been the golden standard and a hot hatch trendsetter in the market of performance hatches. The Golf is currently in its 8th generation thanks to its huge popularity and sales across the globe. The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R is the angrier version of the normal Golf GTI. It features the same turbo-four engine but produces 315 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The Golf R can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. The VW Golf Type R is all set to refresh for the 2023 year and we expect some changes which the current model lacked.
2. 2023 Porsche Macan
Porsche has already released the 2023 Macan Touring which has more swiftness and improved chassis and other mechanical upgrades. But this is the all-new model for the Macan so we hope they will launch the 2023 Macan which is yet to come. We expect an all-electric model due to the electrification going on in Porsche’s lineup. The 2023 Porsche Macan will offer over 400 hp of power and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in under three seconds.
1. 2023 Honda Civic Type R
The 2023 Honda Civic Type R is undoubtedly the most anticipated and awaited car for gearheads. The 2023 Civic Type R will fulfill every gearhead’s thirst o power and have one of the best driving experiences. The Civic has always been one of the best experiences a driver could have with a hot hatch. The Civic Type R fulfills that with its sporty and athletic performance. The 2023 version is expected to feature over 386 hp of power and an acceleration time of under 5 seconds.