This week saw the release of the 2021 Golf GTI Clubsport and Golf R both of which have had a boost in power and tech as well as a redesigned interior. These two are seen as the pinnacle of VW’s performance range, both boasting over 300PS, uprated brakes and very clever chassis to help get you around those tight bends on a wet day! In other news, Skoda have released their new sporty vRS range for the new year, and Nissan do-up the cabin of the Qashqai for a more luxury feel!

GTI Clubsport

VW have gone a little all-out with the new Clubsport, attempting to add to an already successful model. The exterior can be easily identified with its Clubsport design cues, spoiler, front splitter and diffuser. Inside, the new Clubsport benefits from VW’s digital cockpit and Discover Media System along with ArtVelours seats for a comfortable and connected drive. Starting at around £37k, the new Clubsport Is available to order now!

Golf R

The top of VW’s tree, the new Golf R sets sights on new records for 2021 as it gets a boost in power up to 320PS and 420nm from its 2.0-litre turbocharged engine! It is now VW’s most powerful production car, along with its clever 4Motion all-wheel drive, the new R looks a real competitor! You could even splash out an extra £2k for the performance pack, adding 19” ‘Estoril’ alloy wheels, performance spoiler, raised top speed and a drift-mode!

If you want to read more about either of these new cars, head over to our post – New Golf R and GTI Clubsport: Prices & Specification

Skoda Octavia vRS

Skoda’s all-new vRS has been released for the new year and, as with a lot of releases this year, they have their first ever hybrid option! Upgrades to the vRS range include a 15mm reduction in ride hight, sporty chassis, increased fuel injection pressure, collision avoidance system and the debut of their new shift-by-wire tech. This means there is no mechanical connection between gearbox and shifter, it is all through electrical wiring.

Skoda are clearly going for more aesthetic improvements too, with 19” black alloy wheels and red callipers as standard, along with it’s striking grille and front splitter, this car looks the part!

Read all about the new range – New 2021 Skoda Octavia vRS Arrives

Top 10 Hot Hatches

Our hot hatch theme of the week continued last week, with our countdown of the best hot hatchbacks coming on sale in 2021. From the new Cooper S to Mercedes’ beastly A45 S with 375bhp! We know how much you love hot hatches, especially here in the UK, combining power and agility with practicality and usability. So, we thought we’d make it easy for you! Our list incorporates price, power, and how much you could save vs slightly used. All the usual suspects feature but which one would you put in our number 1 spot?

Read all about it here – Top 10 Hot Hatches on Sale in 2021

Qashqai Cabin Re-vamp

Connected, comfortable and commanding, the cabin of the new Nissan Qashqai sets a new segment standard for premium feel and distinctive design. A new Nappa leather design takes 25 days to produce and more than 60 minutes to embroider the new 3D diamond quilted design and, just to add to the luxury, massage seats have been added to the range-topping version. New white ambient lighting is also used throughout the cabin for a comfortable atmosphere. Further additions include a brand-new 10.8” head-up display provides the driver with all the information he/she may need projected onto the windscreen within the driver’s line of vision to allow their focus to remain on the road.

The new Qashqai also offers an advanced infotainment system including effortless smartphone integration, and in-car Wi-Fi for up to seven devices! The 9” display screen allows you to control the new infotainment system with ease and is compatible with Android Auto/Apply CarPlay and have now introduced wireless Apple CarPlay! You will love the sound of your music too, with a brilliant 10-speaker Bose Acoustimass bass box in the rear for a powerful sound.

With all these luxuries added for the new year, the Qashqai could be the perfect combination of comfort, refinement, and affordability.

Posted 07/12/2020 Back to Blog

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