In our last post, we took a look at some of the best looking 4x4s that are on sale right now. This time, we are going to delve into the world of 4 wheel drive hatchbacks and find some of the best vehicles that are currently available.
We’ve put together a top 3 of the best hatchbacks that we’ve found that are perfect for taking on an adventure- on or off road.
Fiat Panda 4×4
We’re kicking off with the Fiat Panda; a front wheel drive 4×4. While not a hugely popular choice for a rough off-road adventure, it can still deal with tamer off road conditions.
Compared to its siblings, the Fiat Panda has an upgraded four wheel drive system. In order to prevent a slip between the front and rear axles, Fiat have used a viscous coupling to divert some power to the rear end of the vehicle while the remaining 98% of the power remains in the front.
With added raised suspension, steel bash plates and wheel arch extensions, you can be sure that you won’t just be getting the standard Panda model and taking this vehicle off road is an enjoyable experience.
This easy going ride is perfect for those looking for a mix of city car meets off road. Cute and capable, this makes for a fantastic all round 4×4.
The Yeti is the perfect example of a vehicle that balances practicality and performance. Just like the Fiat Panda 4×4, it fits in perfectly in the hustle and bustle of a city, as well as tearing it of on an outdoor adventure.
With a cheap, affordable price tag, it’s no wonder the Yeti is one of the most popular hatchbacks available. It has sharp steering and excellent grip; making it perfect for taking out for a spin. Despite it’s affordable price tag, you still get the same quality Volkswagen build that is to be expected.
VW Golf R
If it’s speed you are looking for, look no further than the VW Golf R. Striking a fantastic balance of speed and practicality, this vehicle takes the very best of Volkswagen’s quality and stuffed it into a sleek, attractive model.
With a 2.0 litre turbo engine, the VW Golf R can do 0-60 mph in 5 seconds. Taming this beast is pretty easy to do, especially with the 4MOTION all-wheel drive system which will kick in and divert power to the rear end in the event of a front tyre slip. Even off road, the VW Golf R feels slick and effortless and can deal with the terrain with no problems at all.
The VW Golf R also has the option of an estate model if you are looking for a more spacious option, even though the regular model is pretty spacious in itself. It’s also covered by all the assistance systems that you get with the normal Golf, giving you that extra peace of mind.
It’s quite easy to think bigger is better, especially when it comes to off road driving. We also understand the need for a practical car that can kick up dust when it needs to and hope that our guide had helped you realise that 4x4s don’t have to be completelt specialised in off road driving.
For all you 4×4 owners out there who have already experienced how fantastic these cars can be, CWS 4×4 are here to help you keep your vehicle running smoothly. We stock a wide range of 4×4 and Range Rover parts to fit a selection of different models. If you are looking for a specific spare part, don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 01458 834930 and we will be more than happy to assist you.