The new Mazda3 Hatchback and Seat Leon looks to dethrone the Volkswagen Golf as the clear choice for a premium and accessible family hatchback.
If you were in the market for a reasonably affordable and premium hatchback, the choice used to be incredibly simple - you buy a Volkswagen Golf. With more than 33 million units sold across seven generations, the Golf has established itself as the class-defining hatchback.
Priced at $119,400 (as of 26 August 2019), the Golf delivers a pleasing combination of style, equipment, practicality, dynamism and classiness.
Now, two new hatchbacks want to stake their claim against this iconic model - the new Mazda3 Hatchback, and the new Seat Leon.