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Hot Hatch Insurance

At Safely Insured, as a specialist independent broker, we have been able to develop policies that are 'tailor-made' to reflect the requirements of hot hatch owners. Our team of knowledgeable staff will be able to assist you with your insurance requirements. You could call us the 'Hot Hatch Insurance experts'.

To arrange an online quotation or request a call back from our team, click the 'Get A Quote' link to the right of this page or call direct to the number at the bottom o this page.

Key Points for Hot Hatch Insurance Policies

  • Specialist Hot Hatch Insurance Team
  • Like for Like Modifications covered
  • Limited Mileage Discounts
  • 2nd Car Discounts
  • Young Driver Friendly (aged 19 and over with 2yrs exp)
  • Modified & Import Hot Hatch Insurance specialists
  • UK based office - no call centres
  • Breakdown Cover available

Hot Hatch Car Insurance - The Main Insurance Issues

Due to their sporty style, hot hatches have often been seen as slightly higher risk, as the impression is that the cars were often used by drivers who may push the cars to the limit and this caused concerned over the insurance risk involved.

We believe otherwise, and have pushed for a fairer assessment of hot hatch insurance. This is how we became specialists at insuring hot hatches. We have negotiated very competitive terms and premiums with our underwriters and this has seen a positive response from drivers of hot hatch cars.

A couple of minor adjustments can sometimes be beneficial to receiving a reduced premium, depending on the underwriter. Keeping the car safely locked in a garage when not in use, having a tracking device and/or alarm fitted can also help towards receiving the best priced premium for your hot hatch insurance.

About Hot Hatches

Hot hatch was originally an informal car industry term, shortened from hot hatchback, initially coined by the European motoring press, for a high-performance derivative of a car body style consisting of a three- or five-door hatchback vehicle. However, 'hot hatch' is now commonly and widely accepted as a mainstream, if still informal term.

The design most often considered to have started the 'hot hatch' genre is the 1976 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Some cite the first true hot hatch as the Alfa Romeo Alfasud, others take another point of view. The original 1974 version of the Volkswagen Golf was in mass production at this point, and the addition of a higher performance 1.6 litre fuel injected engine, sharper handling, and sports-focused marketing - found the birth a huge market for small, practical cars that still had excellent performance.

By the end of the 1980s, the hot hatch had taken its place across Europe, and was pushing into other worldwide markets. The brief heyday of Group B rallying pushed the hot hatch genre to its limits, and small numbers of ultra-high performance variants were manufactured to comply with the rally rules. The hot hatch car has continued to be very popular amongst drivers and the vast number of cars termed ‘hot hatches’ have a very strong following amongst drivers.

Top Ten Hot Hatches

Our current top ten most popular Hot hatches we are insure are

  • Ford Focus RS, ST
  • Honda Civic Type R (EK9, EP3, FN2)
  • VW Golf Gti (Mk1 – Mk6)
  • Renault Clio Sport, Williams, V6
  • Renault Megane Sport
  • Seat Cupra R
  • Skoda Fabia VRS
  • Vauxhall Astra Gte, Gsi, VXR
  • Renault 5 GT Turbo
  • Citroen Saxo VTR, VTS

If you wish to receive a quotation for your hot hatch car insurance, please call us or click on the 'Get A Quote' button above to arrange a callback. We also specialise in the following non-standard car insurance markets:- modified car insurance, performance car insurance, prestige car insurance, sports car insurance and engine swap car insurance.