Experimental Parameters: Hatchbacks
I am not applying some of my fanciful ideas to make cargo spaces actually important (I'll try to emphasize my case on the established message boards); these parameters are to apply the same rules that convert a luxury into a station wagon.
A luxury has 19 spaces and is structurally equivalent to a station wagon which is 21 total, 17 usable and 4 strictly for cargo.
1. The rule I will start with is that making a standard body style into its 'hatchback' version will add roughly 10% to size (10% of 19 spaces is 2 for this purpose) and the cargo space will need to be, exclusively, 20% of total body (e.g. 4 spaces of the 21 space station wagon).
Body // Original Size // New Configuration
2. Advantages of Hatchbacking
3. Other rules - hatchback cargo cannot be converted into passenger space.
My test case will be The 2057 version of The AMC Gremlin.