The hatchback vehicles are gaining popularity
There are not so long, owning a car tailgate was almost outlawed in North America. But gradually we saw some models to appear with us, especially from the Europeenne or what type of car is extremely popular, if not a must.
The decisions taken to our southern neighbors
If it was that these 'Gauls of America as we are, there would be many more of this type of cars that circulate on our roads.
Unfortunately for us, the decision to produce in America or Mexico or export cars hatchback five-door type is directly conditional upon the tastes and customs of the North Americans, who still have a clear preference for sedan classic four-door.
For example, the Ford Fiesta range will include in addition to the hatchback model, four-door sedan version, while it will be the same in the future Volkswagen subcompact category that should make its North American entry into 2012.
A glimmer of hope
But let us not worry because the wind could turn. Thus, many Americans ever since the rise of the price of black gold have learned to be content with more compact cars or even appreciate at their low fuel consumption.
Deja thirty models offered
If we place side by side all models of subcompact categories, compact, compact luxury crossover compact, we see that the offer has 30 different models like five-door hatchback and a nice exception to this rule, that are:
Audi A3, Chevrolet Aveo5, Chrysler Pt Cruiser, Dodge Caliber, Dodge Nitro, Honda Element, Fit and Insight, Hyundai Elantra Tourer, Jeep Liberty and patriotKia Rio5, Rondo and Soul, Mazda3 and Mazda5 Sport, Mercedes-Benz B-Class, Mini Clubman Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Nissan Cube and Versa hatchback, Scion xD and xB, Subaru Impreza hatchback, Suzuki SX4 hatchback, Toyota Matrix, Prius and Yaris, Volkswagen Golf and Golf GTI. Exceptionally well and that the latter is available in three-door hatchback version of, I consider that the Volvo C30 has to be part of this select club ...
At the last, will be added in 2011 Ford Fiesta, Mazda2 and possibly the Chevrolet Spark. For 2012, Volkswagen will market in North America called a new entry-level car that could be available as a sedan and hatchback family.
Loading spaces limits
These cars compact or subcompact category offer cargo space which for most of them, moving from one extreme to the other once occupied the seat or not. However and contrary to sedans, they offer a much more interesting versatility in transporting objects of dimensions and unconventional forms.
For example, the Honda Fit has a loading capacity ranging between 585 and 1,622 li, once the lowered seat.
Attention to the safety of passengers
All these cars tailgate, have an interior open area that is said a. However, unlike traditional sedans or objects of all kinds become locked as in a vacuum, they can become a ball head has a brisk pace towards passengers during a collision severe or even be responsible for the death of one or more occupants of the car.