The 10th generation Honda Civic hatch is based on the same platform as the sedan. It has a shorter tail, more aggressive styling and optional diesel motors.
The Mark VII Volkswagen Golf GTI has a 2-liter turbo I4 with 162kW (217hp) standard or 169kW (227hp) Performance, and 350Nm (260 lb-ft).
The ninth generation Honda Civic hatch is based on the Fit/Jazz, and has rear Magic Seats. Only the hatch is available with diesel engines.
The fourth generation Kia Rio 5-door hatchback will make its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, and enter production later this year.
When the D2XX Chevrolet Cruze hatch goes on sale in the US in the fall, it will start at US$22,190 in LT trim, a premium of US$1,070 over the LT auto sedan.
At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Honda previewed the tenth generation Civic hatchback, will be based on the all-new sedan and coupe variants.
The 5-door J300 Chevrolet Cruze hatch was unveiled in 2010 and went on sale in 2011 for European and other markets. It was designed in Australia by Holden.
The Euro-built Honda Civic hatchback and wagon have been given a facelift, with new lighting, bumpers, grille and spec updates.
Mini has finally taken the wraps off its first 5-door hatch, which will likely set purists’ tongues tut-tutting, but should be a hit sales-wise.