Do Americans Want Hatchbacks Now? #YouTellUs

July 13, 2011

It wasn't long ago that Americans wanted nothing to do with hatchbacks. Now gas prices have spiked and Americans are starting to realize that hatchbacks have more versatility than sedans, and better gas mileage than SUVs.

Ford thought this might happen and has brought the Fiesta to America as both a hatchback and sedan. It predicted that 40 percent of Fiestas sold would be the hatchback body style, when in reality the hatchback is making up 60 percent of the Fiestas leaving dealer's lots. It's a similar story with the Focus; Ford predicted the hatchback would be a small volume model, when in fact it is accounting for 41 percent of Focus sales.

With the apparent resurgence of hatchbacks in America we ask you, do Americans want hatchbacks now? Tweet us your response and make sure to include the hashtag #IsHatchBack -- and you'll join the chorus right here via CoverItLive.

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