The color matched rear bottom and upward angle makes the rear more bulbous, less sporty, and a bit like how a Tesla Model X SUV looks.
I think the below camo pic does it a bit more justice even with the rendered lights, but we'll see!
I agree with the broader appeal. A tiny bit more practicality of the hatch for the Si is what I want and will make me pause a bit on the Si if a non-Si hatch is available. Not sure if CTR owners care if it's a hatch or sedan, because they're buying either way.
Excited to see what type of flair the Si and CTR will have. Perhaps some aero part will liven it up just right. I also hope we can get some stubbier vent knobs aftermarket, still looks like it's one of the only sore spot in the interior and maybe the glossy surface.