Automotive

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The rivalry between America’s most popular compact crossovers, the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V, heats up as the latter debuts in hybrid form, writes cars columnist Dan Neil.

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The car company’s new leader, Toshihiro Mibe, is poised to accelerate Honda’s move into EVs and build on its growing partnership with General Motors.

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Ford said it would invest $1 billion in a German factory as part of a plan to phase out gas-powered cars in Europe by 2030, the latest auto maker to embrace a shift to electric vehicles.

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A new body type, this compact, unsleek SUV evokes a London taxi—if Germany had won the war. Result: a winning clunkiness and the best cargo and seating capacity in its class, writes Dan Neil.

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Toyota has cemented its status as Japan’s healthiest auto maker, boosting its profit projections after a faster-than-expected rebound from the pandemic.

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Regulators have required the electric car maker to abide by Chinese laws and regulations as consumers have complained about quality problems.

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Retail sales of passenger cars rose to 2.16 million vehicles last month compared with the same time a year earlier, when the coronavirus began sweeping the world’s largest auto market.

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Talks with Hyundai Motor Group have failed to lead to an agreement for the South Korean auto giant to assemble vehicles for the iPhone company.

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A global semiconductor shortage is expected to cut the company’s vehicle output by up to 20% in the first quarter of this year, illustrating how the fallout from the computer-chip crunch has hit the car business.

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The Detroit auto maker plans to trim production at several factories this month due to a chip shortage that is slamming the global car business.

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The new GV80—the inevitable SUV from Hyundai’s premium brand—takes a maximalist, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to cabin design, writes cars columnist Dan Neil.