Top Automotive Industry News for Week of August 4 - August 10, 2014

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of August 4 – August 10, 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 –

Alabama ranked as top state for auto manufacturing strength (AL.com)

Automakers caught in China's antitrust drive (CNN Money)

Automakers plan 25 global vehicle debuts at L.A. auto show, organizers say (Automotive News)

BMW Launches Its Answer to Tesla’s Supercharger Network (Wired)

BMW profit beats forecasts on SUV sales and China demand (Financial Times)

Chrysler Profit Jumps; Fiat Hit by Merger Worry (ABC News)

Does Toyota have what it takes to stay on top? (CNBC)

Fiat and Chrysler could hit merger snag (USA Today)

GM Says New Volt Is Coming, But It's 'Not A Mass-Market' Vehicle Anymore (Forbes)

How Hackable Is Your Car? Consult This Handy Chart (Wired)

Hyundai fined $17 million for delaying recall (CNN Money)

July mpg figures rise, stand shy of U.S. record, report says (Automotive News)

Lexus to debut Crafted Line edition at Pebble (MSN Autos)

Mercedes-Benz's autonomous driving features dominate the industry -- and will for years (Automotive News)

Technology, skills moving auto industry forward and creating jobs (The Detroit News)

Toyota profit surges on U.S. SUV demand (Automotive News)

U.S. Auto Sales Drive Chrysler 2Q Profit Higher (FOX Business)

Why the Tesla-Toyota Partnership Short-Circuited (Businessweek)

- Automotive Retail News –

3 Brands Reach All-Time Highs as CPO Sales Climb 9% (Auto Remarketing)

4 more robust years forecast for car sales (The Detroit News)

40 CPO Models That Offer Most Value (Auto Remarketing)

AutoNation posts best July sales since 2006 (Biz Journals)

Cars to reflect popularity of bold, bright colors (The Detroit News)

Fearful Gen X, Gen Y Hold Back Auto Sales -- And U.S. Economy (Forbes)

F&I Office Has Hand in Record High 77% of Sales (SubPrime)

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

New-Car Market Tied to Lowering Used Prices (Auto Remarketing)

Pickups, cars dominate Top 20 sales list for July (USA Today)

U.S. Used-Car Prices to Drop as Supply Recovers, ALG Says (Bloomberg)

- Automotive Wholesale News –

Power 300: The Most Powerful Companies in the Pre-Owned Industry (AutoRemarketing)

Mid-Size Cars, Large SUVs Lead Depreciation in July (Vehicle Remarketing)

Power Supply: Inventory Trends Favorable for Dealers (Auto Remarketing)

Used Prices Expected to Fall 10% by 2019 (Auto Remarketing)

- Automotive Ownership News –

Electric Cars: The Next Smartphone? (U.S. News & World Report)

Safety regulators working on cars that can detect drunk drivers (Automotive News)

Thieves defeat keyless entry to break into cars (CNBC)

- Automotive Enthusiast News –

As Market Expands, Classic Car Values Rev Higher (FOX Business)

The $60 Million Ferrari - and Other Cars To Watch For At Pebble Beach (Forbes)

- Automotive Servicing News –

Auto-Parts M&A to See First Gain Since ’11 as TRW Eyed (Bloomberg)

GM adds 5 U.S. recalls, biggest for Saturn Vue key issue (USA Today)

This Is Just an Average Year for Car Recalls (Aside From GM) (Businessweek)

Volkswagen Expands Recall Over Ignition Switch Problems (TIME)

- General Business & Executive News –

AutoTrader, TrueCar Go Head to Head in TV Ad Spending (WSJ)

CarMax Appoints Jim Lyski Chief Marketing Officer (MarketWatch)

DOJ subpoenas GM Financial To Look Into Subprime Loans (DrivingSales)

Gannett Buys Cars.com for $1.8 Billion, Splits Publishing (Bloomberg)

Gmail Just Made Unsubscribing From Annoying Emails a Lot Easier (Mashable)

KAR Auction Services Announces Acquisition of 50 Percent Ownership Stake in TradeRev (MarketWatch)

New presidents named for AutoTrader.com, Kelley Blue Book (AJC)

New York City Regulator Subpoenas 200 Dealers (Auto Remarketing)

RV industry rolls back after downturn (The Detroit News)

Santander Consumer USA Receives DOJ Subpoena (F&I Showroom)

Toyota to donate $1 million to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit Free Press)

TrueCar Reports Record Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results (CNN Money)

U.S. Consumer Spending Increases Slightly in July to $94 (Gallup)

With fewest canceled flights, Delta wins best airline title (CNN Money)

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