Hot Hatchbacks: Party in the Front, Business in the Back

The “hot hatch” concept — sporty but practical, with plenty of horsepower — is being swallowed by (what else?) S.U.V.s.

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Why Japan Is Holding Back as the World Rushes Toward Electric Cars

The country’s stance would seem to put it on the wrong side of market trends. But with its huge investment in gasoline-electric hybrids, it has big reasons to proceed slowly.

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British Auto Industry Risks Slow Decline After Brexit

Lacking a strong domestic battery industry, Britain may be left behind by the shift to electric cars.

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Lack of Tiny Parts Disrupts Auto Factories Worldwide

Carmakers can’t buy the semiconductors they need because home electronics are taking all the supply.

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Britain’s Ports Are Jammed, and Brexit Is Around the Corner

Honda’s plant in England was forced to halt operations because its parts hadn’t arrived. Soon U.K. ports will face a mountain of customs declarations.

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Pandemic Forces Car Dealers to Do the Unthinkable: Sell Online

Dealerships have long resisted e-commerce, but with many showrooms closed, the dynamic is changing.

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