Top Automotive Industry News for Week of April 10 - April 16, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week April 10, 2017 - April 16, 2017.

We hope it helps you stay up to speed on the key developments in our industry:

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Apple Gets Nod to Test Autonomous Vehicles in California (The Detroit Bureau)

Automakers aim to strike deal with EPA, Calif. over 2025 emissions targets (Automotive News)

Automakers take aim at SUV-loving Millennial buyers (USA Today)

Automakers to feed SUV craze with small to large utes (The Detroit News)

Bigger, Faster, More Lavish: Americans Crave S.U.V.s, and Carmakers Oblige (The New York Times)

Buick Enclave slims down, adds Avenir subbrand to pad profits (Automotive News)

Cadillac To Launch Self-Driving 'Super Cruise' System This Fall (Forbes)

David Einhorn's fund accuses GM of misleading rating agencies about his two-stock plan (CNBC)

Dodge Demon's wild specs are ridiculous yet awesome (USA Today)

Elon Musk spars with investors who want independent Tesla board (USA Today)

Fiat Chrysler CEO rows back on merger search, says focused on plan (Reuters)

Ford executive predicts U.S. SUV boom will continue (Reuters)

GM adding 1,100 jobs in Calif. over 5 years at Cruise Automation (Automotive News)

GM Quadruples Spending on Autonomous Tech to $600M (The Detroit Bureau)

GM to trim inventory with 10 weeks combined downtime (The Detroit News)

Honda introduces two new 'green' cars that are joining its lineup (CNBC)

Hyundai Goes Google (The Detroit Bureau)

Lincoln's 2018 Navigator lighter, faster and more spacious (Automotive News)

Maserati moving U.S. headquarters to Detroit suburb (USA Today)

New York Auto Show: Lucid Motors dreams of becoming the next Tesla (USA Today)

New York International Auto Show: Genesis' hydrogen fuel cell concept car (LA Times)

See the hottest new cars and SUVs from the New York Auto Show (CNBC)

Tesla On A Tear: Model 3 A Wrap, Pickup Planned, Model S Used Value, Semi Coming Soon (Forbes)

Tesla stock may be soaring, but Elon Musk's business model is doomed, says former GM Vice Chairman Lutz (CNBC)

Toyota makes $1.33 billion investment in Kentucky plant (Reuters)

Volkswagen offers 6-year warranty to win back US customers (CNBC)

VW says has bought, fixed more than half of polluting 2.0-liter diesels in U.S. e (Reuters)

What does Lucid Air have over Tesla Model S? (Automotive News)

-Automotive Retail News-

86% of Consumers Want This When Buying a Car (DrivingSales)

Bank of America Competes With Chase Auto for Online Direct Space (Auto Finance News)

Ford's Hinrichs watching, not 'worried' over, off-lease volume (Auto Remarketing)

Kelley Blue Book Announces 2017 Brand Image Award Winners (PR Newswire)

Kelley Blue Book, Autotrader Kick Off Promos (MediaPost)

NADA report shows dealers are hiring as sales plateau, costs rise (Automotive News)

Survey: Dealers Overestimating Customer Trust (Auto Dealer Monthly)

SUVs Could Soon Make Up Half U.S. New Vehicle Market (The Detroit Bureau)

Toyota, Mercedes take top spots in ALG Pre-Owned Awards (Auto Remarketing)

U.S. Auto Dealer Revenue, Employment Rose in 2016 (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Entry Level Cars Keeping Car Values Steady (Vehicle Remarketing)

Latest IAA launch continues focus on tech innovation (Auto Remarketing)

Used-car consignment stores blur retail, wholesale lines (Auto Remarketing)

Used-Car Values Could Fall by 50%, Morgan Stanley Says (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Gasoline prices jump to 19-month high and could be headed higher with spring driving season here (CNBC)

Your Car Is Your Wallet: Connected Cars And The Future Of Fintech (Forbes)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Car collector Lingenfelter to showcase treasures at cancer fund-raiser (Detroit Free Press)

The Coolest Cars at the 2017 New York Auto Show (Wired)

With 840 horses, Dodge Demon is 'world's fastest' car (USA Today)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Auto-services disruptors face hurdles as they grow (Automotive News)

J.D. Power: Waiting Service Customers Want Snacks (Auto Dealer Monthly)

-General Business & Executive News-

AutoNation CEO: Tesla Might be 'One of the Great Ponzi Schemes of All Time' (Fox Business)

Banks may be behind the mysterious drop-off in car sales (CNBC)

CarandDriver.com’s New Inventory Listings Product Gives Automotive Dealers The Ability To

Put Their Vehicles In Front Of In-Market Shoppers (Global Newswire)

Consumer prices down 0.3%, biggest drop in two years (Detroit Free Press)

EVOX Images releases new edition of VR app RelayCars (Auto Remarketing)

Five key indicators that worry the auto industry (USA Today)

Pinpointing dealer role in preventing auto finance fraud (Auto Remarketing)

Tesla briefly becomes No. 1 U.S. car maker, overtaking GM (MarketWatch)

Toyota Finance Uses Advanced Analytics To Improve Sales And Profits (Forbes)

Why the Auto Industry Is On the Brink of a Decline (Fortune)

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