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Top 10 hot hatches of the ’90s

Classic & Sports Car Logo By James Page of Classic & Sports Car | Slide 1 of 21: Not since the fabled pairing of fish with chips has there been such a heady combination as the hot hatch.

Partnering the diminutive proportions of an average hatchback with the performance of an uprated – often turbocharged – motor, the result was generally a mix of accessible power and absurd fun.

Born in the ‘80s, the hot hatch found its calling in the ‘90s, tearing up rally stages, race tracks and many a supermarket car park on its way to becoming a true motoring icon.

With that in mind, here are the 10 greatest hot hatches of the ‘90s.

Last seen hooning around a supermarket car park

Not since the fabled pairing of fish with chips has there been such a heady combination as the hot hatch. Partnering the diminutive proportions of an average hatchback with the performance of an uprated – often turbocharged – motor, the result was generally a mix of accessible power and absurd fun. Born in the ‘80s, the hot hatch found its calling in the ‘90s, tearing up rally stages, race tracks and many a supermarket car park on its way to becoming a true motoring icon. With that in mind, here are the 10 greatest hot hatches of the ‘90s.
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