The true birth of the hot hatch came with the emergence of cars such as the Volkswagen Golf GTi and Peugeot 205 GTi in the ’70s and ’80s.
Since then, a legendary aura has descended upon such names, while more modern interpretations have become hi-tech versions of the models we revere today.
As the decades passed, the likes of the Renault Clio Williams and Ford Fiesta XR2 have become less commonplace on our roads due to their age. With that in mind, our friends at All Car Leasing have created the graphic below to outline just how much of a dying breed the original hot hatch heroes have become.
Hot Hatches – Where Are They Now? Infographic by All Car Leasing