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At Evans Halshaw, it’s not just family hatchbacks and people carriers that we sell. We also have a passion for driving, and we like to indulge those of you with a taste for the finer things in like, like a sports car, a hot hatchback or a convertible.


We’ve a huge array of sports coupes in stock at Evans Halshaw. One of the most popular ones that we sell is the striking Peugeot RCZ. With its excellent looks, sharp handling and high performance engine, the RCZ is the perfect blend of style and substance. There’s either a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine, developing either 156bhp or 200bhp, the latter of which is good for a 0-62mph time of just 7.6 seconds. For better fuel economy, there’s also the option of a 2.0-litre diesel engine. This 163bhp balances efficiency with power, and is good for 53mpg combined. If you do a lot of long journeys but still want to look good when you arrive, the diesel Peugeot RCZ could be your best bet.
One trend that is becoming more and more apparent with modern car makers is to turn their best-selling hatchbacks into sporty and stylish coupe models. This trend was started by Renault with the Megane Coupe, which has since gone on to produce one of the finest hot hatchbacks (or coupes) on the market today: the Renault Sport Megane 265. This French powerhouse has a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with (you guessed it) 265bhp, making it capable of hitting 62mph from standstill in just 6 seconds. Another manufacturer successfully turning a hatchback into a handsome coupe is Vauxhall, with the Astra GTC. This is available with 1.7-litre or 2.0-litre diesel engines for the more economy minded, or a 1.4T petrol engine. The VXR version however is a different animal completely, and the 2.0-litre turbo in that particular model produces a whopping 280bhp, and if you specify the Aero pack you’ll get a larger spoiler and big wheels, both of which really do make the car look amazing.


Used convertibles are available in abundance from Evans Halshaw, and we stock all makes and model. The most popular 2-seater convertible of all time is the Mazda MX-5, with nearly 1 million sold worldwide since its release in 1989. We’ve loads in stock, mostly Mk3 models but some mk2 models too. We also stock the popular Audi, with its range of petrol and diesel engines a huge draw for sports-car and convertible drivers.

Hot Hatchbacks

There are many hot hatchbacks in our used car and new car pages. The hottest one right now (in terms of popularity) is the Ford Fiesta ST, with the Ford Focus ST not far behind. Both of these cars can be tuned by one of our Mountune Pro dealerships, to improve driveability and performance with a host of Mountune upgrades.

Other hot hatchbacks include the Vauxhall Corsa VXR, the Vauxhall Astra VXR, the Honda Civic Type R and the Golf GTI. The Citroen DS3 DSport also has a brisk turn of pace too.