ŠKODA Scala in front of modern building with daytime running lights on

Compare Our Hatchback Range

The traditional hatchback as the family vehicle of choice may have presently been taken over by the increasingly-popular compact SUV, but hatchbacks can provide much of the utility of a crossover while often offering better fuel economy and zippier handling.

Once a common day-to-day mover of people and their luggage, the hatch is now better-looking, often more spacious than you would think, and offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a fuel-efficient, everyday run-about, or something a bit sportier, with more focus on performance, we have a range of the best Volkswagen and ŠKODA hatchbacks, and for almost every budget.

Browse our range below, and if you have any questions or would like to book a test drive, please get in touch with us.

Run-About Hatchbacks

The more affordable one that’s fuel efficient and reliably gets you safely from A-to-B.

Red SKODA Fabia Ambition driving away in urban street

ŠKODA Fabia Ambition

From $24,990+ORC MRP

  • 1L MPI Petrol, 6-Speed Auto
  • 55kW max power at 6,200rpm
  • 95Nm max torque at 3,000-4,300rpm
  • 4.8L/100km Fuel Economy (Combined)
  • 330L Boot Space (Rear Seats Up)
  • Explore Fabia

If you’re looking for a small car, you can look no further than 3-times consecutive ‘Small Car of the Year’ (and 2015 overall Car of the Year) winner, the ŠKODA Fabia.

Packed with features, equipped with advanced technology and driving comforts, and surprisingly roomy, offering boot-space of 330L with the seats up and 1,150L with them down.

Not only will it impress all urban explorers, but is also ideal for the needs of a young family.

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Volkswagen Polo TSI

From $25,990+ORC MRP

  • 1L Turbo Petrol Manual, or $28,750 DSG Auto (?)
  • 70kW max power at 4,500-5,500rpm
  • 175Nm max torque at 2,000-3,500rpm
  • 4.4-4.7L/100km Combined
  • 351L Boot Space (Rear Seats Up)
  • Explore Polo

New Zealand & World Urban Car of the Year 2018, it’s designed to meet the challenges of the modern world equipped with a multitude of driver assistance systems that were originally reserved for models like the Golf and Passat.

Larger than the previous Polo, with more legroom and boot space, and with dynamic new styling and a host of safety and connectivity features plus ride handling and comfort that makes it suitable for both highway cruising and city traffic, the new Polo is perfectly designed for a ‘new’ Christchurch and its surrounding satellite towns.

“It presents as a budget-priced supermini, but in fact what you’re getting is a package of engineering excellence, outstanding quality, surprising practicality and unexpectedly high levels of driver entertainment.” – Stuff.co.nz

White Volkswagen Polo Beats parked overlooking ocean

Volkswagen Polo Beats

From $30,750+ORC MRP

  • 1L Turbo Petrol, 7-Speed DSG Auto
  • 70kW max power at 4,500-5,500rpm
  • 175Nm max torque at 2,000-3,500rpm
  • 4.7L/100km Combined Fuel Economy
  • Unique Beats Package: 300W Sound System, Decals, Sports Front Seats, Velvet Red Dash Trim
  • Explore Polo

The Polo Beats edition is equipped with a ‘Beats by Dr. Dre’ sound system with 300 watts of power, delivered to your ears via six loud speakers linked to an eight channel amplifier.

On the exterior you’ll find unique styling in the form of door mirrors in contrasting paint colours, a striking-yet-simple decal stripe, unique Beats decals on the side skirts and a high gloss black radiator grille. Step inside and you’re treated to Beats sports comfort seats and a cloth design offset with Aqua Graphite or Velvet Red, with decorative trim in Velvet Red.

“Based on the entry level TSI that packs a highly characterful 70kW/175Nm 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine and seven-speed DSG transmission powertrain, the special [edition] only costs [a few thousand dollars] more than the donor. Colleagues who know their sound gear say this possibly makes it the best value Beats product on the market today.” – MotoringNZ

Close up of rear of gold Volkswagen Golf parked in urban street, with lady standing in front of the petrol cap

Volkswagen Golf Comfortline

From $36,490+ORC MRP

  • 1.4L Turbo Petrol, 7-Speed DSG
  • 92kW max power at 5,000-6,000rpm
  • 200Nm max torque at 1,400-4,000rpm
  • 5.5L/100km Fuel Economy (Combined)
  • 1,400kg Braked Towing Capacity
  • 380L Boot Space (Rear Seats Up)
  • Explore Golf

The Golf has set the benchmark for hatchbacks. With its fantastic performance, European design and smart technology. With many more features, it’s no surprise that the Golf is the most popular hatch.

The Volkswagen Golf features a powerful turbocharged engine (TSI) to ensure excellent drivability while maintaining European style through its well proportioned smooth lines. Packed with safety features and assistance programmes, you rest assured that your drive is both safe and stress free.

“It defines this sector and should be its default buy. You simply can’t go wrong.” – Top Gear

Blue Volkswagen Scirocco driving towards the camera

Volkswagen Scirocco Range

While the Volkswagen Scirocco is no longer available to purchase new in New Zealand, we occasionally have pre-loved trade-ins available. Check out our listings for used Volkswagen hatchbacks, or register your interest with us and we can let you know when one becomes available.

Red SKODA Rapid Spaceback driving past forest down country road

ŠKODA Rapid Range

While the ŠKODA Rapid is no longer available to purchase new in New Zealand, we occasionally have pre-loved trade-ins available. Check out our listings for used ŠKODA hatchbacks, or register your interest with us and we can let you know when one becomes available.

Sporty Hatchbacks

If you’re after a little more power, a few extra special features, and not to mention the extra glances around town, one of our sporty hatchback models might be for you.

Grey SKODA Monte Carlo driving forwards in urban street

ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo

From $29,990+ORC MRP

  • 1L Turbo Petrol 6-Speed DSG
  • 81kW max power at 5,800rpm
  • 200Nm max torque at 2,000-3,500rpm
  • 4.8L/100km Fuel Economy (Combined)
  • Monte-Carlo Black Style Package
  • SuperSport Leather Steering Wheel, Sports Comfort Front Seats, and Alloy Pedals
  • Explore Fabia

With its distinctive look, the Fabia Monte Carlo with stand out on any road or street you decide to park on. The striking design of SKODA’s special sporty model is highlighted by unique elements such as the grille, alloy wheels, and black wing mirrors.

The Monte Carlo comes with with 17″ or optional 18″ black alloys.

“The Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo is an exercise in sporty design with sprightly performance. It’s an unorthodox, affordable tier-two European option well worth considering.” – Caradvice.com.au

People walking past white Volkswagen R-Line in urban street

Volkswagen Polo R-Line

From $33,990+ORC MRP

  • 1L Turbo Petrol, 7-Speed DSG
  • 85kW max power at 5,000-5,500rpm
  • 200Nm max torque at 2,000-3,500rpm
  • 4.7L/100km Fuel Economy (Combined)
  • R-Line Sports Comfort Seats & Bodykit
  • Dark Red LED Tail Lights
  • Explore Polo

Everything you want out of a hatchback, the Polo R-Line adds both performance – 15kW more power and 25Nm more torque – and looks to the Polo TSI. Stand out with rear privacy glass, LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, front and rear fog lights, premium dark red LED taillamps.

Also adding an R-Line styling package, the Polo R-Line comes with a black rear spoiler, R-Line badging, and some sporty attitude in the exterior and cabin.

“The practicality of this supermini is truly outstanding for its class. Headroom is great (5ft 11 inches (180cm)), the adjustment in the steering wheel and seats are amazing, rear legroom is admirable, and the boot is truly enormous for its class at around 355 litres of space with the 60/40 seats up, and 1125L with the seats down!” – Drive Tribe 

ŠKODA Scala Sport

From $35,990+ORC MRP

  • 1.5L Turbo Petrol 7-Speed DSG
  • 110kW max power at 5,000-5,500rpm
  • 250Nm max torque at 1,500-3,500rpm
  • 5.7L/100km Fuel Economy (Combined)
  • Suedia Dynamic Sports Comfort Seats
  • Sports Multi-function Steering Wheel & Alloy Pedals
  • Dynamic Black Interior and Ceiling
  • Explore Scala

With an increased engine size from the Scala Ambition, the 110kW ŠKODA Scala Sport will get you to 100km/h in 8.2 seconds. For that race-car feel you get dynamic sports seats, aluminium pedals, and a leather sports multi-function steering wheel.

Driving Mode Select allows you to set the car’s parameters and behaviour to your needs or mood. ‘Dynamic Sport’ mode delivers firmer features for a sportier experience, and a more intense connection to the road.

“It almost feels Rapid at times – like a ghost of the old car. Only this one is rather better.” – Autocar

White SKODA Scala driving beside the water

ŠKODA Scala Style

From $39,990+ORC MRP

  • 1.5L Turbo Petrol 7-Speed DSG
  • 110kW max power at 5,000-5,500rpm
  • 250Nm max torque at 1,500-3,500rpm
  • 5.7L/100km Fuel Economy (Combined)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Adaptive Suspension Button
  • Sunset Tinted Windows
  • Explore Scala

The top of the range ŠKODA Scala pushes the brand to whole new level of quality and equipment. Along with class-leading space, superior handling, and Simply Clever features, you get technology like Sport Chassis Control with adaptive suspension, intelligent cruise control, keyless entry and full bi-LED adaptive headlights – a first for the Czech brand and pretty special for this segment.

Those ŠKODA Simply Clever details across the range include an umbrella in the driver’s door, and a handy ice scraper in the fuel flap – that also doubles as a tyre tread depth indicator.

“If roominess, economy and refinement are top of mind, Scala deserves consideration, especially for those not ready to default to a compact SUV.” – Autocar

Silver Volkswagen Golf Highline driving through urban street

Volkswagen Golf Highline

From $40,990+ORC MRP

  • 1.4L Turbo Petrol, 7-Speed DSG
  • 110kW max power at 5,000-6,000rpm
  • 250Nm max torque at 1,500-3,500rpm
  • 5.4L/100km Fuel Economy (Combined)
  • Sports Suspension
  • Explore Golf

The Golf, Volkswagen’s most popular hatch that has been an icon on New Zealand roads for many years.

In the Highline model you sit a little higher, on 18″ Durban alloy wheels, and sports suspension provides better handling, and helps you to “feel” the road a little better. One of the new additions is the eye-catching Active Info Display, available as standard from this model up. Taking place of traditional instrumentation behind the steering wheel, the high-definition display uses a 12.3″ screen with configurable views – it’s all right in front of your eyes.

Grey Volkswagen Golf R Line front shot parked in alleyway

Volkswagen Golf R-Line

From $45,990+ORC MRP

  • 1.4L Turbo Petrol, 7-Speed DSG
  • 110kW max power at 5,000-6,000rpm
  • 250Nm max torque at 1,500-3,500rpm
  • 5.4L/100km Fuel Economy (Combined)
  • 8.2s to 100kph & 216kph Top Speed
  • Sports Suspension
  • LED Head Lights & Daytime Running Lights
  • Explore Golf

The R-Line model gives your Golf the sporty touch you’ve been looking for, in each and every detail.

Be noticed with with exclusive R-Line bumpers, side sills, and diffusers. Drive bold with the R-Line multi-function sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles, whilst being swaddled in the heated sports front seats in ‘Vienna’ leather upholstery. Adaptive cruise control and the intelligent driver assistance systems ensure more driving comfort and can help you deal with critical situations very well or even avoid them^.

^Safety technologies are not a substitute for the driver’s responsibility of the vehicle.

“I commute each day from Rangiora into Christchurch, and in some cases – when there’s average traffic – I haven’t needed to use the pedals from the moment I get on the motorway to the point where I hit the first t-junction at Bealey Avenue.” – Speaking on the Golf R-Line Adaptive Cruise Control.  Find out more of what Marketing Manager, Mark Lincoln had to say about his weekend with the R-Line.

Electric Hatchbacks

If you are conscious of your carbon footprint, and concerned about your effect on climate change, then look no further than an EV hatchback. While we currently only have one in our range, we do hope we will be able to expand this category in the near future.

Black Volkswagen eGolf beside charging station

Volkswagen e-Golf

From $69,490+ORC MRP

  • 35.8kWh Lithium-Ion, Type 2/CCS Battery
  • Charging time using a Wall Box AC 10:50h
  • Fast Charging Time 00:45h
  • 12.7kWh/100km Economy Consumption
  • Explore e-Golf

If you’re on the fence about switching to electric power without having to shout ‘I’m electric’, one of the world’s most popular hatchbacks has ditched the petrol pump.

AMI NZ Autocar Electric Car of the Year 2018, the e-Golf doesn’t dramatise the fact it’s 100% electric. Futuristic intelligence in disguise, this electric-Golf hasn’t retired its style and comfort either.

“The e-Golf impressed us as a discreet EV package, looking like any other Golf as opposed to a visual oddity. It is one of the least expensive new EVs and comes comprehensively specified. Its range is sufficient, and drives much like a regular Golf, but with more oomph around town, and it’s so quiet and refined.” –  Judging Panel, AMI NZ Autocar Car of the Year Awards

Performance Hatchbacks

Our performance range of hatchbacks still keep the hatchback practicality of their less sportier siblings, whilst adding power, performance features, and striking styling.

Man walking past red Volkswagen Polo GTI parked in an illuminated urban street at night

Volkswagen Polo GTI

From $40,990+ORC MRP

  • 2L Turbo Petrol, 6-Speed DSG
  • 147kW max power at 4,387 – 6,000rpm
  • 320Nm max torque at 1,500-4,387rpm
  • 5.9L/100km Fuel Economy (Combined)
  • LED Headlights & Daytime Running Lights
  • Dark Red LED Taillamps
  • Sports Suspension
  • Explore Polo

The Volkswagen Polo GTI is the gutsy, hot hatch with retained daily practicality. It’s sportier than ever before with dashing exterior style accents including that GTI red strip across the front, and a subtle but athletic body-kit. On the inside, you get a leather-trimmed steering wheel with GTI badging, alongside a pair of very supportive bucket seats in GTI Tartan, with bright red contrast stitching.

You’ll find that the Polo GTI is equally good around town, as it is on the open road. Its small size and fairly tight turning circle mean you won’t have much trouble manoeuvring through traffic, or when parking. Head out onto an empty rural road and the powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine will easily get you from 0-100km/h in less than 6.7 seconds, and its sporty suspension helps it feel stable at speed and grip closely in tight corners.

“Nevertheless, to say I’m impressed with the Polo GTI (aka Mini Golf) is an understatement. Proverbial ‘boy racers’ may prefer a Clio, Swift or Fiesta’s character – a side-product of each car’s flaws – but the Volkswagen is the best pocket rocket to live with every day from a ride and handling perspective, and still delivers fun in spades. Throw in class-leading cabin ambience and quality, great infotainment, plenty of safety tech, and a veneer of sophistication and maturity, and it is objectively hard to look past.” – Caradvice.com.au

White Volkswagen Golf GTI parked on water front beside bench seat

Volkswagen Golf GTI

From $56,990+ORC MRP

  • 2L Turbo Petrol, 6-Speed DSG
  • 169kW max power at 4,700-6,200rpm
  • 350Nm max torque at 1,500-4,600rpm
  • 6.6L/100km Fuel Economy (Combined)
  • 6.4s to 100kph, 248kph Top Speed
  • BlueMotion Technology
  • GTI Sports Suspension (lowered by approx. 15mm)
  • Explore Golf

The Volkswagen Golf GTI has been a much-loved and well-known icon for decades, and the go-to vehicle for those after a reliable and practical hatch with a bit of flare. It blends day-to-day comfort features, with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, an upscale interior, and handling sharp enough to excite enthusiasts.

The sports running gear of the Golf GTI is included as standard and offers even more driving fun with excellent handling, making a sporty driving style particularly comfortable. To allow you to experience pure driving pleasure, the body of the Golf GTI has been dropped by 15 millimeters with shock absorbers and stabilisers.

The Golf GTI embodies pure driving enjoyment and plenty of goosebumps moments.

“As modern hot hatches go, the Golf GTI is the ultimate safe pair of hands.” – EVO.co.uk

Blue Volkswagen Golf R parked side on at marina at sunset

Volkswagen Golf R 4MOTION

From $73,990+ORC MRP

  • 2L Turbo Petrol, 7-Speed DSG
  • 228kW max power at 5,500-6,500rpm
  • 400Nm max torque at 2,000-5,400rpm
  • 7.2L/100km Fuel Economy (Combined)
  • 4.6s to 100kph, 250kph Top Speed
  • R Sports Suspension (lowered by approx. 20mm)
  • Matte Chrome Coloured Wing Mirrors
  • Explore Golf

From the racetrack to the road: thanks to the precise interplay between perfectly coordinated drive and running gear components, the Golf R offers an impressive driving experience. The powerful TSI engine with turbocharged technology, combined with the 4MOTION permanent all-wheel drive and 7-speed DSG gearbox, ensures maximum enjoyment behind the wheel. It’s like it was made for motor sports.

The Golf R look is exciting. The exclusive front bumper with sports air intake is framed by the black underlay LED headlights, with daytime running lights and dynamic cornering lights. The side profile includes sill extension in black gloss, R logo on the side panels and boot lid, and mirror covers in matt chrome or optionally available in carbon or black gloss. When it’s racing away from you take note of the bumper with R-specific diffuser in black gloss, and striking LED tail lamps in dark red 3D with running indicators.

“The 4×4-drive super-Golf finally came of age with this phenomenally rounded hot hatch” – Top Gear

Ask a Question or Arrange a Test Drive

Whether you’re just beginning your car buying journey, or you’ve already found a hatchback that you’d like to buy but just want to be sure before you take the plunge, be sure to speak to our friendly team and see one of the above hatchbacks for yourself.

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Information you may need to know:

All pricing is ‘MRP’ (Maximum Retail Price) and excludes on-road costs (ORC) unless stated as ‘driveaway’. On-road costs for new petrol (non-commercial) vehicles are $1,395 which includes GST, 12 months registration, full tank of fuel, 3 years WOF, 5 years factory warranty^, 3 years Roadside Assistance, genuine floor mats, professional groom and pre-delivery inspection. On-road costs for new diesel (non-commercial) vehicles are $1,495 which includes the above plus the first 3,000km Road Users Charges. On-road costs for commercial vehicles are $1,695.

^5 Year Warranty Terms and Conditions: Offer is applicable to all new Volkswagen Passenger and Commercial models plus ŠKODA (excluding vehicle conversions) purchased at an authorised Volkswagen/ŠKODA dealership. The 5-year/150,000 km mechanical warranty (whichever occurs first) is available from the time of purchase.

Please note that – while care is taken to ensure all details on this page are correct – specifications, pricing and offers often change and information here may no longer be accurate. Images may also include overseas specification and/or optional accessories not included in the price. Our Sales Specialists are able to check and confirm up-to-date information on request. If you notice information that may be inaccurate, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Thank you.