It will never set hearts on fire, but it sure looks way more interesting and better resolved as a hatchback. Less "third world" look from sedan; sophisticated even. It would bring me into a dealership for a look.
Great chop, stylingwise surely not a breathtaker, but nice enough to not look 3rd world or offend potential customers. The very restrained and practical lines have a Skoda (Rapid SPaceback) feel to them (which would probably be the amin competitor in Europe)