The hatchback is a type of car that which has a two box pillar configuration. Hatchbacks commonly have two passenger doors as well as a rear third door or ‘top hinged liftgate’ which is used to acces the boot and luggage space. The unique hatchback body style has been around since the 1930’s with the introduction of the Citroen Traction Avant Commerciale, however this type of body style was not named as a ‘hatchback’ until the 1970’s.

The term hatchback really became popular with the introduction of the Volkswagen Golf in 1974, a car which was intended as a successor of the Volkswagen Beetle and a car which is still in production today. Since then hatchbacks have become massively popular and are very common on British streets.