For keen drivers who want a full-sized small car but can’t stretch to a full-tilt hot hatch, Hyundai and Peugeot offer ‘warm’ hatches for less than $40,000. We find out whether the i30 N Line Premium or 308 GT is the pick. Peugeot remains most famous for its GTi badge among keen drivers. Here, though, we see the return of the GT letters to its 308 small-car range. Introduced on the latest-generation 308 in early 2015 with both petrol and diesel options, the former engine was dropped in 2016 before the 308 GT disappeared altogether. Now it’s back to once again sit under the (excellent) full-fruit 308 GTi – aiming to appeal to buyers looking for a sporty hatchback but with a lower intensity and, probably most importantly, a lower price tag. In this warm-hatch arena, Hyundai made a move to capitalise on the critical success of its i30 N hot hatch when, for MY19, it replaced the i30 SR variant with the i30 N Line. The Hyundai i30 N Line and Peugeot 308 GT both feature sporty bodykits as well as 1.6-litre turbocharged engines to elevate them above regular i30 and 308 models in terms of design and performance. The Peugeot 308 GT was released in a batch of 140 units with a list price ...