Top Automotive Industry News for Week of April 11 - April 17, 2016

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week April 11, 2016 - April 17, 2016.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

A Look At This Week’s Top OEM Headlines (CBT News)

Automakers Revisit Tactics That Hurt Them Before Recession (The New York Times)

Automakers Struggle as Small Car Sales Slide (The Detroit Bureau)

Automakers urge insurance companies to remind U.S. drivers of recalls (Reuters)

Can Tesla do it? Hurdles to becoming a mass producer (Detroit Free Press)

Delphi 48-volt technology will be in new cars by 2017 (Detroit Free Press)

Delphi Automotive sets new $1.5 billion stock repurchase program (MarketWatch)

Despite Tesla's success, Toyota hypes hydrogen cars (USA Today)

Fiat Chrysler's CEO renews quest for merger partner (USA Today)

First Faraday cars rolling out in 2018? Not so fast, warns electric car start-up (LA Times)

Ford forces buyers to 'apply' for its $400K GT supercar (USA Today)

Ford safest full-size pickup truck: industry research group (Reuters)

GM Financial Breaks Ground on New Financial Servicing Center (Auto Dealer Monthly)

GM Phasing Out Vehicles Without Airbags (The Detroit Bureau)

Jaguar Land Rover just launched its own tech start-up (CNBC)

NHTSA chief grilled by Congress on latest air-bag death (The Detroit News)

Reports: FCA sees Ford, Toyota, VW as possible partners (Detroit Free Press)

Scandal-hit VW brand sees sales drop in German market (The Detroit News)

Some Fresh, Harsh Facts About To Shakeup Volkswagen Calm (Forbes)

Tesla Gives Model S a New Face (The Detroit Bureau)

Tesla looking for new lithium suppliers for Model 3, Gigafactory (autoblog)

VW brand sales fall at slower pace in March (Reuters)

VW Slashing Manager Bonuses in Wake of Diesel Scandal (The Detroit Bureau)

With Tesla Model 3 Orders Nearing 400,000, Chevy Bolt Feels Heat Of Tesla Brand (Forbes)

Woebcken takes the reins of VW of America (Automotive News)

-Automotive Retail News-

Expect 8% decline in used-car prices by 2019 (Auto Remarketing)

Ford Credit Now Offering 84-Month Financing (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Franchised dealers sold nearly 19 million used cars in 2015 (Auto Remarketing)

Hot on the Lot: Leasing a Used Car (WSJ)

Toyota, Acura Tops In's Value Awards (MediaPost)

What group will buy more vehicles than any other group in the next year? (CBT News)

Why CPO prices are higher — and worth it (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Vehicle Depreciation Accelerating in 2016 (Vehicle Remarketing)

Wholesale Car Prices Declining in Q1 (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Drivers Still Multitasking Behind the Wheel, Survey Shows (Auto Dealer)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Geek Squad Trades In Volkswagen Beetle for Toyota Prius (AdAge)

Tesla Easter egg lets you drive on Mario Kart's Rainbow Road (Mashable)

Time Inc. Speeds After Car Enthusiasts (The Wall Street Journal)

-Automotive Servicing News-

BMW recalls 7 Series models due to air bag issue (Reuters)

Even Million-Dollar Bugattis Get the Recall Blues (The New York Times)

GM seat-belt defect triggers 1 million-truck recall (USA Today)

Regulators confirm 85M Takata air bag inflators in US cars (CNBC)

Tesla Recalls Model X for Third Row Seat Issue (Ratchet and Wrench)

Toyota recalls 58,000 Camry and Avalon cars for safety issue (CNBC)

-General Business & Executive News-

BMW launches ReachNow car-sharing -- not ride-sharing -- service in Seattle (CNet)

Cox Automotive secures majority stake in Brazilian car valuation business (Auto Remarketing)

Daimler Wants to Streamline How You Get From Point A to B (Fortune)

Disney, Amazon, Apple Are Most 'Authentic' Brands (Media Post)

eBay Motors Reveals the Factors Behind America’s Aging Car Force (Dealer Marketing Magazine)

Feds ask auto industry to help combat cyberattacks (The Detroit News)

GM's Cruise deal triggers Silicon Valley lawsuit (Detroit Free Press)

Holman to Acquire Kuni Automotive (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Retail Sales Fall, Hurt by Weak Auto Sales (Fox Business)

Tesla’s Real Innovation Isn’t the Electric Car (Slate)

Uber and Lyft have devastated L.A.'s taxi industry, city records show (LA Times)

XIO Group to Acquire J.D. Power from McGraw Hill Financial for $1.1 Billion (PR Newswire)

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