Top Automotive Industry News for Week of April 2 - April 8, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week April 2, 2018 - April 8, 2018.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Automakers urge calm as China threatens new tariffs (The Detroit News)

Biggest losers among automakers if trade war really happens (autoblog)

Designer Genes: How Regulations Dictate the Look of New Cars (Car and Driver)

Detroit 3 to get $182M from Takata for faulty air bags (The Detroit News)

Easier Fuel Economy Standards Could Hurt Automakers' Transition To EVs (Forbes)

Elon Musk takes charge of Tesla Model 3 production from former Apple executive (CNBC)

Feds Charge Former FCA Exec in Labor Scandal (The Detroit Bureau)

Ford Escape rated 'poor' in IIHS crash tests of 7 smaller SUVs (USA Today)

GM exec: We’re all-in on sedans (The Detroit News)

GM to kill Chevrolet Sonic, Ford to discontinue Fiesta, Taurus, report says (USA Today)

Hidden by Model 3 mess, Tesla's debt problem is about to emerge (Los Angeles Times)

Howes: Automakers playing it two ways on new fuel rules (The Detroit News)

Lamborghini's new $200,000 SUV is more popular than expected (CNBC)

Small 2018 SUVs Tested For Front Seat Passenger Safety, 5 Get Top Ratings (Forbes)

Tesla’s Model 3 production rates will increase, but it may take longer than expected: Analysts (CNBC)

Trump Trade Disputes Put Automakers in Crosshairs (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Evolution News-

After fatal Uber and Tesla crashes, self-driving car tech companies band together (Mashable)

American Center For Mobility Again Officially Opens For Business With Microsoft As Data Partner (Forbes)

California starts accepting applications for driverless car permits (Los Angeles Times)

Industry Cautiously Pushing Ahead After Uber Self-Driving Crash (

-Automotive Retail News-

CarMax's Q4 net falls, plans growth in smaller markets (Automotive News)

Car Subscription Prices Too High For Mitsubishi’s Demographic, COO Says (Auto Finance News)

Changing retail market prompts some dealers to get bigger or get out (Auto Remarketing)

Drive lots of BMWs? Subscription program will let you do it (USA Today)

GM to end monthly sales reports, says quarterly figures more useful (Detroit Free Press)

Jeep just sold a record number of redesigned Wranglers (CNBC)

KBB: Average New-Car Price Jumps 2% in March (Auto Dealer Monthly)

March sales reflect who has fresh vehicles, who doesn’t (The Detroit News)

Slower CPO car sales? Not the case in March, as industry sets record (Auto Remarketing)

Smaller subprime auto lenders are starting to fold (Bloomberg)

Subprime New-Car Buyers Going Missing From U.S. Showrooms (Bloomberg)

U.S. auto sales jumped in March: GM, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota increase (USA Today)

What's Moving: U.S. Auto Sales (The Wall Street Journal)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Wholesale: Used Car Values Diverge in March (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Distracted driving worries more people but not enough to change their own bad behavior (MarketWatch)

Gas prices jump to $2.74 per gallon (Fox News)

Marathon Runners: Vehicles Most Likely To Last For Over 200,000 Miles (Forbes)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

GAA Classic Cars boasts over $21 million in March sales (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Ford recalls about 350,000 F-150s and Expeditions for faulty transmission gears (USA Today)

Md. becomes first state to notify drivers of vehicle recall information (WTOP)

Supreme Court: Service Advisors Exempt From Overtime (DrivingSales)

-General Business & Executive News-

Ally Partners With New Car Subscription Service Mobiliti (Auto Finance News)

BMW Launches Subscription Pilot Program (DrivingSales)

Changing retail market prompts some dealers to get bigger or get out (Auto Remarketing)

Fiat Chrysler Spinning Off Magneti Marelli Parts Business (The Detroit Bureau)

fusionZONE buys dealer website design firm MotorWebs (Auto Remarketing)

San Francisco Startup Shift and Cox Automotive Launch National Partnership (PR Newswire)

TEN: A Discovery Inc. Company Partners With Detroit Trading to Boost Its Online Car

Shopping Experience (MarketWatch)

The steadily disappearing American car (CNBC)

Travel and automotive industries are keeping native ad spend alive (Venture Beat)

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