Which is the coolest new hatchback for 2012?
You know, considering there’s a long-held belief that American buyers aren’t interested in hatchbacks, there’s a surprisingly long list of top-notch choices on the market. In fact, this year’s models can be had with two doors (as in the FIAT 500 and VW Golf) and four (with the Chevy Sonic and Ford Fiesta, etc.), and there’s even the rare three-door entry in the form of the Hyundai Veloster. The Veloster’s hidden, forward-facing rear door on the passenger side gives it a unique advantage when it comes to backseat access for cargo or passengers—and it also gave the Veloster first place in today’s Autobytel Auto Poll, with twice the votes of its nearest competitor.