• Bizman45 avatar Bizman45 Posted: 7/13/2011 7:06pm PDT

    Hatchbacks certainly are becoming popular again. The versatility and sleek looks of a hatch wins over buyers. Why else would CUV's like the Edge, Murano, Acadia etc be best sellers ? They are basically giant hatchbacks. Small car hatches offer excellent vision, cargo flexibility and room for the family at a modest price with great fuel economy. A hatch is sexier than a wagon or minivan and offer (almost) as much user friendly space.

  • fb_100002320805019 avatar Bryan Posted: 7/13/2011 1:37pm PDT

    The existing car being used to plop the new Caliber design on is a hatchback, the 2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta. I can't wait to see Chrysler's body design going on that platform. It will get the Fiat MultiAir 1.4L engine resulting in a 40mpg compact for them.

  • fb_1608316346 avatar Gary Posted: 7/13/2011 11:30am PDT

    I believe small cars are making a comeback.
    And why shouldn't they?
    Uncertainty with fuel prices combined with legitimate offerings that provide content associated with larger, near luxury class vehicles, it should come as no surprise. The folding rear seats and the hatch format only improve the utility of a smaller footprint vehicle.
    After driving larger Audi vehicles over the past ten years, I'm completely enamored by my 2010 VW GTI four door hatch!