The 10 best hot hatchbacks

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Sports cars and coupés might be what every keen driver secretly yearns for but when the reality of day-to-day life hits home many will choose a hot hatchback instead. Combining the practicality of the family cars on which they are based with strong performance and sharp handling it is easy to see the appeal. There has never been a wider range of hot hatchbacks on sale from frantic city cars to 300bhp, rally inspired models. Here are ten of the best.

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