Hatchback Automobile Law and Legal Definition

According 40 CFR 600.002-85 [Title 40 -- Protection Of Environment; Chapter I -- Environmental Protection Agency; Subchapter Q -- Energy Policy; Part 600 -- Fuel Economy of Motor Vehicles; Subpart A -- Fuel Economy Regulations for 1977 and Later Model Year Automobiles -- General Provisions], Hatchback Automobile means a passenger automobile where the conventional luggage compartment, i.e., trunk, is replaced by a cargo area which is open to the passenger compartment and accessed vertically by a rear door which encompasses the rear window.