Top Automotive Industry News for Week of April 15 - April 21, 2019

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of April 15, 2019 - April 21, 2019.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Apple in talks for sensors that could hint it’s building a self-driving car (CNBC)

Honda Will Soon Be Building EVs and More Hybrids in Ohio (Car and Driver)

Hyundai aiming for entry-level and used-car buyers with new, under $20,000 SUV (CNBC)

Luxury-car market demands huge risks and capital (The Detroit News)

Mighty Suspenseful: Musk Reveals Tesla Full Self-Driving Tech On Monday. Brace Yourself (Forbes)

New York Auto Show: Convertibles aren't quite dead yet as models hang on (USA Today)

Nissan slams output cut report as ‘completely incorrect’ (CNBC)

Nissan to slash annual production output by 15%: report (MarketWatch)

No fair! GM lets loose on FCA over Ram sales push (Detroit Free Press)

Porsche Planning to Set New U.S. Sales Record in 2019 (The Detroit Bureau)

Ranger, Bronco expected to drive $1B in profit at Michigan Assembly (The Detroit News)

Subaru Outback revamped for 2020, with facial recognition, revealed at New York Auto Show (USA Today)

Toyota refines Highlander with 2020 makeover (Automotive News)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Half-Baked Automated Cars Will Put Lives At Risk, But (Almost-Ready) Robotaxis Will Save Lives (Forbes)

Phantom Auto closes Series A funding, expands plans for remote-controlled autonomous vehicles (CNBC)

Robo-Rigs: The Scientist, The Unicorn And The $700 Billion Race To Create Self-Driving Semi-Trucks (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

Carvana boosts its Colorado presence (Auto Remarketing)

March CPO vehicle sales in record form (Auto Remarketing)

IHS: EV Sales, Loyalty Reach Record Highs (Auto Dealer Today)

NADA: F&I Income, Penetration Rates Remain Strong (Auto Dealer Today)

Time Enemy of Car Buying, Says Dealer Who Tracks It (Ward’s Auto)

Used vehicle prices rise in March for first time in six months: J.D. Power (MarketWatch)

Weakening Sales Worry Automakers Gathered for NY Auto Show (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Black Book projects length of current spring market (Auto Remarketing)

Weekly Values Show Spring Bounce Continues (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Mobility in the 21st Century: Access vs. Ownership (Forbes)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Faster than a fighter jet: The $2.5 million Pininfarina Battista electric hypercar debuts in New York (CNBC)

-Automotive Servicing News-

300K Dodge Darts recalled by Fiat Chrysler due to rollaway risk (Detroit Free Press)

BMW adds nearly 185,000 vehicles to recall over fire risk (Detroit Free Press)

Karma Automotive Recalls 472 Cars It Didn't Even Build (Forbes)

-General Business & Executive News-

Auto Industry in Good Shape Despite Sales Downturn (Ward’s Auto)

Kelley Blue Book Announces 2019 Brand Image Award Winners (KBB)

Mary Barra Will Lead the Auto Industry's First Majority-Female Board (Bloomberg)

Uber announces $1 billion investment into its self-driving car group, weeks before going public (CNBC)

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