Over the years of the automotive industry the hatchback is a style of car that we’ve often enjoyed on one hand and been mired with disgust on the other. What do you typically receive when you have a hatchback? Normally these are shorter cars that are easy to park nearly anywhere, give you great gas mileage, have small but enthusiastic engines and a configurable cargo area because the cargo space is typically close to obsolete. There isn’t usually much leg room in the rear seats and you can’t fit a lot of stuff in them while some of these cars of the past had a hard time getting up and down hills.
Most of the time cars are defined by their most purchased model and body style. For many cars, such as the Honda Civic, that body style is the sedan and the model is the small but mighty 2.0-liter engine that’s offered. When an automaker takes a sedan and turn it into a coupe it’s not often that we feel the coupe is better or more of what we want, but the Honda Civic of this generation could change your mind and make it easy for you to understand the new coupe and what it offers you for the drive.
With every generation vehicles receive upgrades and redesigns to give them a modern look and feel. Only a few vehicles on the road today look similar to what they did when they were first put on the market, the Jeep Wrangler and Porsche 911 come to mind, and these redesigns have worked out well for some manufacturers and not as well for others. Thankfully even when a redesign doesn’t work out the company can go back and try again when the new generation is over, here are some of the most dramatic redesigns we’ve seen recently.