One of the things I noticed first about Thai roads after I recovered my senses during the first cab ride from the Airport, was the lack of hatchbacks. At first I assumed this was due to market forces and assumed that the market simply didn't want hatchbacks at all. There are a few exceptions such as the old Honda Civic Hatch, but by and large hatchbacks have never been popular here, as they have been in the UK and Europe.
But now the Honda Jazz bucked the trend and shown that, if priced competitively, the hatch can be a popular choice. Perhaps now the way has been paved for the hatch to take a footing in the Thai market.