Asia's hottest hatchbacks of 2016

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Hatchback trends in Asia would appear to be more about edgy designs and technology gadgetry than anything else. And this is a good thing. Asian automakers have always been favourites of tuning enthusiats and our selection of 2016's hottest hatchbacks should have most fans rather satisfied.

Here is our selection of seven of the hottest hatchbacks from Asian automotive stables.

Suzuki Baleno

Suzuki Baleno 2016 infographicImage: netcarshow.com

When Suzuki set out to create a hatchback like none before, it first established a key guideline - hold back on nothing. The result is the Suzuki Baleno, a harmonious combination of styling that flows, superb performance achieved through ground-breaking technologies, and smart packaging. ~ www.netcarshow.com

More info: www.suzuki.co.uk

Toyota Yaris SE

Toyota Yaris 2015 infographicImage: netcarshow.com

Following the trend initiated by the new Aygo, the new Yaris features more distinctive stylistic aspects. They strengthen Yaris emotional appeal without sacrificing any of the rational strength of the original car, such as package and durability. ~ www.netcarshow.com

More info: www.toyota.com

Kia Pro Ceed GT

Kia Pro Ceed GT 2016 infographicImage: netcarshow.com

For Kia buyers who want the sporty styling and trim of the GT models, but with lower fuel, insurance and taxation costs, there is a new GT-Line trim package for the Pro Ceed. The Kia Pro Ceed GT-Line is available with all three body styles powered by the higher-powered 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol engine and with the new 1.6-litre CRDi diesel. ~ www.netcarshow.com

More info: www.kia.com

Mazda 3

Mazda 3 2014 infographicImage: netcarshow.com

Building on its award-winning predecessor, developers of the all-new Mazda 3 set out to do no less than come up with a car that actually interacts with its owner on several levels. On the surface, it's a top quality means of transport, delivering an unmatched combination of performance, fuel efficiency and functionality in a package that's as safe and practical as it is stunning. ~ www.netcarshow.com

More info: www.mazdausa.com

Honda CR-Z

honda cr z 2016Image: netcarshow.com

Much like the iconic Honda CRX that predates it by two decades, the Honda CR-Z attempts to blend fuel efficiency with fun-to-drive dynamics. This time around, Honda makes use of a hybrid powertrain to motivate this sporty-looking two-seater. ~ www.edmunds.com

More info: www.automobiles.honda.com

Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Hyundai Veloster 2016 infographicImage: netcarshow.com

All Veloster and Veloster Turbo models feature cutting-edge powertrain technologies like direct injection, optimizing their appeal to youthful customers by combining excellent fuel economy, spirited performance and low emissions without compromise. The 2016 Veloster Turbo model offers a performance-oriented 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), a new machined-finish turbo-exclusive wheel design, a sportier seat design, enhanced electroluminescent gauge cluster and black headliner. ~ www.netcarshow.com

More info: www.hyundai.com

 

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Alain McRae

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