Top Automotive Industry News for Week of August 25 - August 31, 2014

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of August 25 – August 31, 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 -

A look at incentives that 5 states competing for huge Tesla Motors' battery factory can offer (Fox Business)

BMW’s $135,700 I8 Wraps Sports-Car Power in Sci-Fi Looks (Bloomberg)

Cadillac confirms ATS-V sedan will debut at 2014 LA Auto Show (The Detroit News)

Daimler to pay $480 mln to settle dispute with retired UAW staff (Reuters)

Fiat Chrysler clears way for Oct. 13 IPO (USA Today)

First 2015 Mustang rolls off line (USA Today)

GM’s Chevrolet, Buick Achieve Sole Gains in Auto Survey (Bloomberg)

GM to make new engines, Cadillac SRX at ex-Saturn plant in Tennessee (Los Angeles Times)

Honda goes high-tech with new crash test videos (Los Angeles Times)

Kia Will Spend More Than $1 Billion on Mexico Auto Plant (Bloomberg)

Lincoln explores new territory with MKC SUV (CNET)

Mercedes to ditch M-class in favor of GLE as part of renaming strategy (Automotive News)

New F-150 will be Ford's most aerodynamic pickup (USA Today)

Ram boosts torque in heavy-duty pickups to beat Ford (USA Today)

Struggling Auto Firm Loses Rights to Use Saab Name (WSJ)

Tesla expands in China. Stock at all-time high (CNN Money)

Toyota's Not Just Moving To Texas; It's Beefing Up In Michigan (Forbes)

U.S. investigates '13 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor for braking issue (The Detroit News)

Volvo Cars Pegs Expansion to $66,000 Made-in-Sweden SUV (Bloomberg)

- Automotive Retail News -

6-year car loans fuel accelerating auto sales (The Seattle Times)

82% of Car-Shopping is Spent Here for Millennials (Auto Remarketing)

Auto Sales Fueled by … Subprime Loans (FOX Business)

Equifax Sees No Evidence of Subprime Auto Bubble (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Fiat's Spokescritters Make You an Offer You Can't Refuse (AdAge)

Fuel-Efficient Car Prices Dropping With Rates at Pump (Auto Remarketing)

Labor Day Shapes Up as the Ultimate Shopper's Weekend (Kelley Blue Book)

New No. 1 Reason Women Buy from Dealerships (Auto Remarketing)

Over 20% of Franchised Used Sales are CPO (Auto Remarketing)

Sales rate to top 16 million for 6th month in a row, analysts predict (Automotive News)

U.S. Sales Per Store to Reach All-Time High, Urban Science Reports (Auto Dealer Monthly)

- Automotive Wholesale News -

Auction Price Drops Exceed Expectations (Auto Remarketing)

Title Washing Affects Estimated 800K Vehicles Nationwide (Auto Remarketing)

- Automotive Ownership News -

Q2 Repo Rate Jumps More Than 70 Percent (Auto Remarketing)

Cities With The Best -- And Worst – Drivers (Forbes)

Labor Day Fuel Prices Lowest in Decade (The Diesel Driver)

When Does a $5 Toll Cost $30? When You're Driving a Rental Car (Businessweek)

- Automotive Enthusiast News -

As Tony Stewart returns to race, sponsors weigh support (USA Today)

California firm awaits orders to build $1M car (The Detroit News)

Steve McQueen name triples classic Ferrari's value to $10.2 million (CNN Money)

- Automotive Servicing News –

Audi will recall 70,000 cars for potential brake problem (Automotive News Europe)

Global price-fixing crackdown threatens supply chain's 'business model' (Automotive News)

GM ignition-switch death compensation claims hit 100 (USA Today)

NHTSA closes Toyota Camry hybrid investigation (The Detroit News)

- General Business & Executive News -

12 Marketers Already Experimenting With Instagram's Hyperlapse App (Adweek)

Airline seat reclining sparks another skirmish (CNN)

Amazon Plans Direct Competition With Google AdWords (DrivingSales)

Death-free highways in view for auto industry (CNBC)

GoMoto Appoints Former Edmunds CEO to Advisory Board (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Ex-Porsche CEO Must Stand Trial Over Failed VW Takeover (Bloomberg)

Movies Are Having Their Worst Summer Since 1997 (TIME)

Porsche Adds Third Shop to Agency Roster (AdWeek)

Suppliers unveil the future at world car-tech conference (Automotive News)

S&P 500 sets record high but fails to hold 2,000 mark (Reuters)

The 2014 Inc. 5000 (Inc.)

The Coolest Kickstarter ever raises over $13 million (CNN Money)

Uber’s Biggest Danger Is Its Business Model, Not Bad PR (Wired)

U.S. GDP Grew 4.2% In The Second Quarter 2014, Up From Prior Estimate (Forbes)

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