DETROIT – Creating some long-overdue buzz in the car segment, more than 300,000 new 4-door hatchbacks will be on U.S. roads this year thanks to the efforts of more than a dozen auto makers. “Five-doors, over the years, weren’t really a major entry in the U.S.,” says Jim O’Connor, Ford Motor Co. vice president and president of the auto maker’s U.S. Ford division. “That’s one of the reasons we delayed the introduction.” Ford, a primary player in the resurgent market, with expectations of ...

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