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Discussion in 'Model 3' started by 1208, Jan 27, 2016.
Which would you prefer
or other such as station wagon or normal sedan etc.
I voted Liftback as I love the MS shape and it's quite in vogue at the moment, witness the Audi A7/S7, BMW Gran Coupes, etc. I also think it's a perfect mix of style and practicality and lends itself to good aero numbers. Second choice would be a true wagon (not some truncated hatch shape) as they have a certain cool factor all their own.
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I would prefer a lift back.
and for comparison, here is normal sedan:
I'd prefer a station wagon design. Or maybe hatchback if that improves range by a lot, my current car is a hatchback.
Liftback/Sedan? Well, only if I have no choice. I'll probably take any Model 3.
I wonder if the hatchback allows for higher seat position and roof height.
I'd be fine with a hatch/wagon shape as well. But I think the Model S liftback profile is the best-looking.
Personally I think all sedans should have liftbacks. It just makes much better use of the interior space for storage. Tesla did the right thing with Model S and I'm sure Model 3 will have the same thing.
Generally if it has a higher roof it is considered a CUV or MPV (like the Bolt). A hatchback usually has the same height as a sedan.
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I agree. I hate trunks.
I prefer the idea of a liftback. My current car is a hatchback. I'm not overly enamoured with that aspect of it. It's sometimes a hindrance.
Liftback is sexier to me.
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"but a liftback is just a Toyota marketing name for a hatchback to make it sound more sporty" :tongue:
That's my first choice Second is the Liftback....
I'll second that. Wagon would be perfect for me, Liftback or Hatchback second, not really interested in a sedan.
Liftback, hands down. It makes so much more sense for aerodynamics, looks, practicality. To maximize the Euro market they eventually need a real station wagon too though.
For the sake of rear headroom I would prefer hatchback. Like the MB B-Class: 2015 all-new Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive MPV REVIEW test drive B-Klasse - AutogefÃ¼hl - YouTube
I think if the slope of the hatch is less than 45 degrees it's a liftback, else it's a hatchback. This is my personal definition, but feel free to adopt as an international standard.
Finally decided on liftback because all the other moderately priced EVs such as bolt, leaf, Mercedes B, zoe, SoulEV, are all hatchback so it would be good to have a sedan in their price range so the public don't think you can only get EVs in hatchback, it will change their perception.
I also drive a hatch and *love* them so I am curious, what do you find is a hindrance with yours?
Agree. But I find a hatchback/wagon more practical.
Me too. Hatchback/wagons are roughly square right to the back and can accommodate taller items in the back. If the Model S were a hatchback, the third-row seats may have accommodated adults.
Only adults with very short legs (besides the headroom issue, there isn't a whole lot of legroom back there)...