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> 2017 ... the year of the hatch
post Aug 15 2016, 03:43 PM
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2017 looks to be a banner year for hatchback lovers, and I do love those hatches.

We're looking at 5 interesting, new hatchbacks in the small car segment. Of course, today's small cars are bigger than ever. Anyway, the '17 Cruze hatchback, the '17 Civic hatchback, the '17 Forte5 SX hatch, the '17 Impreza hatch and the Hyundai i30 (our GT hatch) all look promising.

First up, the 2017 Cruze hatch:

Here's the 2017 Civic Sport hatch:

The 2017 Forte5 SX:

The 2017 Impreza Sport hatch:

And finally the latest spy shot of the i30:

All of these cars show promise. The Forte5 SX has the most power but it's on an aging platform. The i30 looks like a big upgrade style-wise but may be held back by it's weak engine... although we may get a sport variant that would change things. The Civic has a more fastback look but is a bit boy-racer looking. The Civic's turbo has won a lot of praise, though. The Impreza rides on a new global platform and should handle great but the engine is fairly weak. Finally, the Cruze is a big upgrade from previous gens and looks sharp.

A big year for hatch lovers, indeed.

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I'm a fan of the hatchback.

It's a shame that their image here in America was ruined by cars like the Ford Pinto and AMC Pacer in the 70's. Hopefully that's far enough in the past now that they become cool to the general public again.

I loved my 2013 Accent hatchback that I had.


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I still like my '05 Elantra hatch even though my wife drives it exclusively. Not sure when I'll be in the market for a new car though, but maybe something really cool will be available then.


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