Will the hatch be 2-door or four?

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    I could not quite tell from the pictures.
     
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    This one sure looks like 4-door with the handle up behind the window like the HR-V.
     
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    Technically a 5 door. :p
     
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    Can't wait to see the hatchback. Might not be long... Geneva show next month would be perfect to debut it since it'll be sold in Europe too.
     
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    Even if we hadn't seen spy photos of it just knowing it will be offered in the US makes a larger 5 door hatch a better business case for it to sell here. With SUVs and crossovers ruling sales they would be foolish to bring a small hatch to a market where hatchbacks aren't popular to begin with.
     
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    How many doors it has may be less important than the shape of the roofline for many hatch buyers.
     
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    Exactly on the roofline. Unfortunately if the R spyshots are correct I'm afraid the slope will eat up too much space. Wish they would've just brought the estate over. The estate has just less than 60 cu/ft of cargo space. I could probably get by with that. Thinking the hatch will have 47-52 which will make it too small for me.
     
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    But the 10th gen hatch shape isn't as wedge-shaped (not as sloping) as the current one, and the 10th gen sedan is bigger overall with bigger interior, so the hatchback should have more cargo capacity overall.
     
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    I'd personally like the old CR-X feature of a second, lower rear window pane below the lip.
     
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    The current hatch is about 45 cu/ft with its magic seats. I'll be surprised(..and very happy) if they add 12-15 cu/ft with the roofline still sloped that much. Honda engineers are very good at maximizing interior space so you never know.
     
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    4 door. I think people have begun calling hatches 3/5 door over the last few years. But, the hatch is not a typical place of egress/ingress for a person. Therefore, it is called 4 door hatchback. Or, 4 door sedan. 2 door hatch or 2 door coupe.
     
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    What qualifies as the last few years for you ? For as long as I can remember (and yeah I may be quite young) we've always called "hatchbacks" 3/5 doors cars to differentiate it from 2/4 door cars who are always coupe/sedans. But again I was born in an european country's colony so maybe it's just an european thing.
     
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    What qualifies the term door for the hatch? Because it has hinges? An awkward way into the car? In that case a trunk qualifies too. It's on hinges and you can get in that way.

    I've been around cars a long time.I don't get why people don't use logic.
    People calling brakes "breaks". Or door panels door "cards".

    Let alone those idiots who call windshields a "windscreen" or a trunk a "boot" where the hell did they learn English? A windscreen? What does it filter out the bugs while I enjoy a fresh breeze?
     
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    The new sedan managed to gain 2.6 cu/ft of cargo space compared to the old sedan. I don't think 12-15 cu/ft extra over the current hatch is remotely possible.
     
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