Can you think of a car that was more ridiculed (and deserved it) than the Zastava Yugo? According to John Matras, 3,895 Yugos were sold in the United States in 1985, but this soared to 35,959 the next year and hit 48,812 the year after, selling more than Saab.
I think it’s kind of cool, but good luck finding a good one. Even new.
1985 Zastava Yugo GV Hatchback.
1985 Zastava Yugo GV Hatchback ad
I can’t think of a brand that has been thru so many ups and downs as MG. This new Zero concept doesn’t have much “MG-ness” to it. It looks like a Volkswagen. Read more on Cartype.
I, like many today, am a huge fan of the Audi brand and even owned one when it was not so “fashionable” and certainly reliable. Add to that, my love of hatchbacks and you get this very rare find from eBay of a 1977 Audi 50 GLS hatchback from Prescott, Arizona.
What a lovely little thing this is. It is a one owner car, and frankly, I can’t imagine how he will be able to part with it. This one only has 69,690 miles and can be seen on eBay.
According to the seller, there are only 5 registered in Germany. The GLS is very rare and not to be mistaken for the regular Audi 50 or Volkswagen Polo which can be found much easier and less expensive.
The new Chevrolet Sonic made its debut at the North American International Auto Show in both sedan and hatchback version. Guess which one we like better. To see the whole post, visit Cartype.
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback.
If the Mini Cooper is too big for you, and the Mini Countryman feels monstrous, check out the Mini Paceman concept, which is suspected to be the next Mini Coupe. See more on Cartype.
2011 Mini Paceman concept.
For those who find the Volkswagen GTi not satisfying enough, in 2012 Volkswagen offers the Golf R, the most powerful Volkswagen sports performance vehicle ever built. Read more on Cartype.
Volvo introduced the new 360 series in 1982, and the hachback shown here also came in a 4-door sedan version. A total of 76,281 were produced from 1983 to 1989. More info on Cartype.
1983 Volvo 360 5D Hatchback.
The Renault 16 is a hatchback produced by French automaker Renault between 1965 and 1980 in Le Havre, France. The reviewer in the May 1965 edition of the English “Motoring Illustrated” said: “The Renault Sixteen can thus be described as a large family car but one that is neither a four door saloon and nor is it quite an estate. But, importantly, it is a little different.”
The Renault 16 was voted European Car of the Year by a board of European motoring journalists in 1966. It was the third year of the accolade’s existence, and the Renault 16 was the first French winner of the award.
Over 1,845,959 R16s were produced during a production which lasted for some 15 years.
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Volvo introduced the 360 in 1982 with its 4-cylinder 2-litre engine. Nothing like the Volvos of today. More on Cartype.
1982 Volvo 360 GLB 3-door hatchback.
In 1974 Ford began the “Mustang II” generation and in 1975 the hatchback, which sold for $3,818 generated 30,038 units for the brand. In my view, this was a very sad period for the Mustang badge, creating one of the ugliest vehicles to see the pavement.
1975 Ford Mustang-II hatchback.
Audi presented this stunning Audi Quattro show car at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and it clearly shows how together this brand is. The original Quattro was great, but this one is simply amazing. We just hope they build it, and soon. More details at Cartype.
The Renault 5 Turbo featured a mid-mounted 1397 cc Turbocharged Cléon Inline 4 engine maiking 158hp, and placed behind the driver in mid-body in a modified Renault 5 chassis. The Turbo 2 was less expensive, but had nearly the same levels of performance. You can see an extensive gallery of this car on Flickr, or read the full story on Cartype.
1985 Renault 5 Turbo2 emblem.
The aerodynamically designed 1985 Chrysler Laser XE 2-door hatchback was considered innovative at the time, with high-tech electronics, turbo power, and front-wheel drive. Base Laser powertrain included a fuel injected 2.2 liter engine and a 5-speed manual transmission. Options included a Turbo engine, automatic transmission, leather interior, sunroof, Euro handling package and a 15-inch tire and wheel package.
Somehow, the way this 1976 Ford Fiesta hatchback has aged makes it desirable with it’s boxy, seventies look.
The first generation of the Ford Fiesta Mark I was produced from 1976–1983 and was the first Ford with front-wheel drive, had an inline-4 and had up to 84hp. Read the rest of this story on Cartype.
1976 Ford Fiesta cut-away.
The Opel GTC Paris will be shown for the first time at the Mondial de l’Automobile 2010 in Paris on October 2–17. This is easily one of the most elegant vehicles presented to the public in recent memory and certainly one of the most beautiful hatchbacks, with more info to be found on Cartype.
2010 Opel GTC Paris hatchback.
2010 Opel GTC Paris hatchback.