Top Automotive Industry News for Week of August 11 - August 17, 2014

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of August 11 – August 17, 2014.

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

- AEA Member Related News –

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- Automotive Manufacturing News -

2015 Ford F-150 To Feature Groundbreaking Rear Window Design (Edmunds)

550-HP Range Rover Sport SVR Touted as the World’s Most Capable SUV (Import RPM)

American Honda Sure Could Use A Hit Vehicle; Is it Acura TLX? (Forbes)

Audi, Mercedes seek price edge on their small SUVs (USA Today)

Audi to Support E-Tron EV Adoption with New Energy Plan (Import RPM)

Consumer Reports puts some dings in Tesla's reputation (CNN Money)

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat: 707 hp. family sedan (USA Today)

Ford tones down tech in aluminum F-150 (The Detroit News)

GM to Honda SUVs Get Sleeker, Luring Buyers to Shun Sedans (Bloomberg)

Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Priced at $165,000 (autoMedia)

New Chrysler unit ups auto safety focus (The Detroit News)

Nissan closes gap with Honda in U.S. thanks to stylish designs, discounts (Reuters)

Porsche's record sales could endanger exclusivity, tech leadership (Automotive News)

Saab May Not Be Saved After All: New Owner Being Forced Into Bankruptcy (The Car Connection)

Tesla boosts model S Sedan's warranty coverage after criticism (Reuters)

Tesla Reaches Record High as Deutsche Raises Forecast (Bloomberg)

Three-Wheeled Commuter Car ‘Elio’ Closer To Going On Sale (CBS)

Voice Recognition Still a Top Complaint, Study Says (The New York Times)

- Automotive Retail News -

Advertising: New Times, New Media, New Rules (Auto Remarketing) Aims to Improve BHPH Transparency (Auto Remarketing)

Even millennials bypass social media during car-buying journey (Automotive News)

First US customers take delivery of their BMW i8 at 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (4WheelsNews)

Leasing Eclipsing 25% Penetration Rate (Auto Remarketing)

Luxury Brands Take The Beach At Concours D'Elegance (MediaPost)

Mercedes S-Class Helps July Sales Beat Gains at Audi, BMW (Bloomberg)

New York Fed: Q2 Originations Top $100 Billion (Auto Finance News)

Sizzling auto sales spur shortages of hot models (USA Today)

Study: Young adults increasingly use smartphones to shop for cars (The Detroit News)

Toyota Expects to Sell 100,000 More Cars in 2014 (The Detroit Bureau)

Used-Car Prices will Drive Up New-Car Incentives (FOX Business)

VW brand sales rise as Europe, China demand offsets Americas drop (Reuters)

- Automotive Wholesale News -

Carter: 400K Additional Leases Ending This Year (Auto Remarketing)

China car dealers cheer regulators’ drive to curb brands pricing power (Reuters)

Dealer Groups' Used-Car Initiatives May Actually Boost KAR (Auto Remarketing)

Manheim to Purchase Majority Stake in Brazilian Auction (Vehicle Remarketing)

- Automotive Ownership News -

Automakers make room for Pandora (Automotive News)

Feds miss auto safety deadlines (FOX News)

Electric-Car Batteries: What Happens To Them After Coming Out Of The Car? (Green Car Reports)

Geopolitics flare but gas prices becoming a silver lining (CNBC)

Lower Your Car Insurance Bill, at the Price of Some Privacy (The New York Times)

The Most And Least Expensive States To Own A Car (Forbes)

- Automotive Enthusiast News -

All-electric 2015 Renovo Coupe can go 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds (FOX Sports)

Collectible car prices driving higher (FOX Business)

Field of Dreams, 2014: Vintage Metal Gathers at the Quail Lodge (Car and Driver)

Once-crashed Ferrari tops $38M to set auction record (USA Today)

Responding to Death on a Track, Nascar Orders Drivers to Stay in Their Cars (The New York Times)

- Automotive Servicing News -

Air bag problems prompts Land Rover recall (CBS News)

Ford Recalls 160,000 Turbocharged Vehicles (The New York Times)

VW Recalls 151K Crossovers to Correct Fuel System Issue (Auto Remarketing)

- General Business & Executive News -

Amazon undercuts Square with new mobile credit card payments service (CNN Money)

Daimler Employees Can Set Emails to Auto-Delete During Vacation (The Atlantic)

Ford CEO takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (The Detroit News)

Ford HQ To Have Michigan's Largest Solar Array, 30 Charging Stations Included (Green Car Reports)

GM loses bid to stop key recall lawsuit (CNN Money)

Here’s Why Stealing Cars Went Out of Fashion (NY Times)

How GE's purchase may affect consumers (USA Today)

In Silicon Valley, Mergers Must Meet The Toothbrush Test (NYTimes)

Moody’s Analyst Counters Thoughts of Auto Loan Bubble (Auto Remarketing)

Study: 'Cash for Clunkers' an even bigger lemon than thought (Fox)

Three Strikes and You're Out: Dealers Wary of Honda Ad Police (Advertising Age)

Treasury to begin sale of final Ally shares (The Detroit News)

Warren Buffett buys more GM stock (CNN Money)

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