Speed Week: The Hot Hatches
Aspirational, affordable, and with blistering performance. And perfect for the school run. What more could you possibly want?
Posted: 28 Jul 2014
Because even if you're dead clumsy, giving it lots of lock and too much throttle, it somehow turns this into useful traction. Meanwhile it manages to feed all this information to your hands, so you can feel what's what. The messages are clear enough to decide how much grip you have, which tyre is responsible for it, and therefore how much more power you can add. The throttle is sharp rather than spiky, which helps you to make little adjustments. Judge it just right, and you'll do 0-60mph in 5.7secs. And that's our time, not Seat's claimed.