Difference between a liftback and hatchback

obi_waynne

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Ok then, what is the difference between a liftback and a hatchback?

I note that Toyota had both a liftback and a hatchback in their range so they must be different things.

How do you define them or would you say they are the same thing?
 

marti5

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They are one of the same 'Liftback' was the USA/Far East name for the 'hatchback' (European name) basically.
 
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As above ^^^. I have a cousin out in NY state and hes always refering to them as liftback. Confuzzles the hell out of me thinking they have some better version of a car than us. Well they do when it comes to the Foucs anyway. Americas version is loads nicer.
 

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Liftback is a term that Britain pretty much ignored.

A true hatchback is a near vertical boot (Golf, Civic etc.).

A liftback is more obviously angled (much like a fastback or notchback).

Take a look at wiki's Liftback page.
 

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