Rear-door for vehicles

US 20020105202 A1

A rear door assembly for a vehicle includes a rear door surround and a door connected thereto by a mechanical linkage. The mechanical linkage is configured to selectively either retain the door in a closed state relative to the door surround, or to permit opening of the door in a pivoting motion about at least two, and preferably three, hinge axes selected from: a vertical axis adjacent to the right-hand edge; a vertical axis adjacent to the left-hand edge; and a horizontal axis adjacent to the upper edge.