Sub-Compact Hatches: Alive and Thrashing

Seems the new-ish upstaged the genuinely exciting at this year’s Chicago Auto Show. Everyone is talking about Saturn’s Astra hatch, which is nothing more than a re-badged European Opel. Sure it looks good and will likely give the company’s lineup youthful verve. But, diehard hatch aficionados were drooling over another announcement, Volkswagen’s R32, a steroidal hot hatch suffering from equal parts voodoo and ADHD.

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