The "Hot Hatch" segment has come and gone several times in the U.S. The Volkswagen GTI kicked it off back in the early 80's here, and it was joined by cars like the Dodge Omni GLH & GLHS, Ford Escort GT, Z24 Cavalier.
The 90's came and they went away, the early 2000's saw the SVT Focus and the Cobalt SS, but those were just short runs.
Now here in 2013 it looks like the Hot Hatch segment is back and Ford's Focus ST is ready to do battle. How does it hold up? That's what we find out on this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive