2012 Ford Focus Titanium hatchback, New York, July 2011
When people think of family vehicles thoughts seem to turn to minivans and crossovers, but what about the hatchback? These versatile vehicles have more cargo room than sedans with similar fuel economy. With gas prices rising is seems consumers are starting to realize the benefits of hatchbacks.
Ford is seeing success with both the new Fiesta hatchback and Focus five-door. Each is beating initial sales projections by holding a larger share of the sales mix than anticipated. The Focus hatchback is accounting for 41 percent of new Focus sales while the five-door Fiesta accounts for 60 percent of the Fiesta models leaving dealer's lots.
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