making its way to North America, and no its not Honda infested this time around. The days of Civics and CR-X’s is finally over, and now its time for the really hot hatches to make their way to dealers near you. Although this segment has been around and kicking for quite awhile now, it has never really made a name for itself. Well, this year seems to be the year where things start to change. With the introduction of the Impreza WRX hatch last year, it seems that rival Mitsubishi doesn’t want Subaru to hold all of the glory. So now we must wait and see where this market will go. Hopefully it brings us something better than last time around.
Now what do you say about a segment which has always been, but never really been there. Well, what you say is, “hey welcome the year 2010, hope you can make a difference this decade”. It seems that it has become really hard to convince Americans that hatches are a cool car. Personally, I own a hatch, and I find it better when you need to carry lots of luggage or bring large items home from Canadian Tire or Wal-Mart. Of course, it always seems that I find the sedans without 60/40 folding seats. One downside to this type of model, is that your items in the hatch are always on display, and this makes it difficult to customize with a kick ass stereo. Because then you need a kick ass security system. I suggest a pet snake.
And now we would like to name our winners and losers of the hatch segment. And no, it’s not a Honda, well because they didn’t make anything this year. But for this year we would like to congratulate Mitsubishi on just kicking the snot out of everyone else with its score of over 300 points. So, for that we name the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback the AutoLooks A+ winner.
Now it was odd who one for the worst design of the year. Being it a model, which has been around along time and has made a good name for itself, it just could not overcome the boring aspects of itself. So, for that we name the 2010 VW Golf the Rusty of the year.