Hatchback cars form the most popular sector of the UK market; they are a handy family size car, good around town and hold their value. Most people buying a hatchback are looking for a cheap, economical car that is easy to run and comfortably hold an average family and its shopping or holiday luggage.
Over the years all the major car manufactures have produced hatchback marques and a number of hybrid variations for specialist markets have also grown up, such as SUV’s, small estates and coupe-cabriolets. Some of the most favourite hatches for over 30 years now have included the Vauxhall Astra and the Citroen C4, both of which have recently gone under a design revamp and has lots to offer against its rivals in this very competitive sector.
The Vauxhall Astra comes as standard with the usual front and side air bags, Sports suspension, entertainment centre, air-con, remote deadlock and multi-function trip computer. The latest model is a slick, road worthy car with a new engine that the company list as being 13% more efficient than previous models. The newer style also has a longer wheelbase and improved interior space come in at a starting price of £13,995 OTR.
While another classic hatchback oldie design the Citroen C4 has also come in for an overhaul. Amongst its new gadgets is a sensor that will detect if you drifting across lanes and the new designed steering wheel come with a whole host of control buttons within easy reach. At a starting price of £14,545 it also is supplied with climate control, rain and parking sensors and plenty of other extras that will leave you open-mouthed.