A hatchback is a type of car in which the rear door is of hatch type and it can open upwards. Usually, the rear provides extra space for carrying the luggage items. The basic idea of hatchback presents a picture of an economical daily commuter. However, Hatchback doors can also be found on luxury cars and SUVs. Along with regular IC engine vehicles, it is also present in the modern-day electric vehicles.
The design of hatchbacks has evolved over the last few decades. The hatch is counted as a door in the vehicle. Generally, hatchbacks with four passenger doors are called a five-door.
In this model of cars, you can fold the rear seat to increase the available cargo area. The first-ever use of hatchback goes all the way back to 1938. A Citroen was the first car to sport a single-piece hatch.