Finally, a shootout to warm the cockles of the hearts of the hardest-core hatch lovers! In a comparo that a lot of people will have been waiting for, Overdrive pits the Opel Corsa Sail against the Fiat Palio nv against the Hyundai Getz against the Ford Fusion.
The final verdict? Surprise, surprise - while the Getz scores on styling and driveability and the Fusion is the more technically superior car, the Palio continues to emerge as the best overall package when it comes to picking a hatchback.
In a shift from tradition, fuel efficiency is something that has more or less been ignored in the final analysis, the difference between the four being too close to call.