Posted Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 9:46pm

Small hatchback comparison Holden Astra v Renault Megane v Subaru Impreza

The small car market is one of the busiest segments of the Australian automotive landscape, both in terms of sales and for new product – and 2016 in particular proved to be a big year for the humble hatchback.
Sales of small cars may have slowed off a little as people move towards the plethora of small SUV alternatives, but make no mistake: this segment still makes up the single biggest proportion of overall new vehicle sales, and it’s dominated by a couple of big-name models.
However, instead of opting for the likes of the Hyundai i30, Mazda 3 and Toyota Corolla for this test, we’ve got three newcomers to assess. It has been a busy year in the segment, and these latest additions have all arrived on sale during the latter part of 2016.