Top Automotive Industry News for Week of December 19 - December 25, 2016

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week December 19, 2016 - December 25, 2016.

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

-AEA Membership News-

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

All Eyes On Bavaria As BMW Promises Next Autonomous Vehicle By 2021 (Top Speed)

Analysis: Auto ‘mobility’ drumbeat suggests paranoia (The Detroit News)

Audi Bringing Q8 Concept Car to NAIAS (The Detroit Bureau)

BlackBerry Opens Autonomous Vehicle Research Facility, Will Test Self-Driving Cars On Canadian Roads (Forbes)

EPA rejects car lobby petition to postpone mpg decision (The Detroit News)

Faraday Future could be out of business by February (autoblog)

Feds delay increase in fines for mpg violations (The Detroit News)

GM says will shut 5 US plants in January to adjust supply (CNBC)

Google's Waymo, Chrysler to debut self-driving van at Detroit auto show (Detroit Free Press)

Honda's hydrogen fuel cell Clarity priced to match rival Toyota's fuel cell Mirai (LA Times)

Honda looks to Google spinoff Waymo for self-driving cars (USA Today)

Honda overtakes Chevy on Google's U.S. 'Year in Search' list (Automotive News)

Investigators probe Fiat Chrysler vehicles over rollaway risk (USA Today)

Judge warns VW owners not to strip diesel cars for buybacks (USA Today)

Tesla Autopilot update makes car obey speed limits off the freeway (autoblog)

Tesla, Porsche, Audi, Subaru: Consumer Reports Rankings Show the Matchless Power of Brands (Forbes)

Tesla Tops Vehicle Satisfaction Results (Forbes)

The luxury brand taking on BMW and Mercedes Benz (CBT News)

Volkswagen reaches compensation deal with 80,000 US owners (CNBC)

VW Set to Debut Battery Microbus at NAIAS (The Detroit Bureau)

VW to show new electric, self-driving concept in Detroit (The Detroit News)

-Automotive Retail News-

CarMax, Asbury, West-Herr Automotive Settle FTC Recall Advertising Charges (Auto Dealer Monthly)

CarMax's stock slips after profit beats expectations but revenue just misses (Market Watch)

Edmunds: New-Vehicle Sales Record in Reach (Vehicle Remarketing)

December Biggest Sales Month for Vehicles in 2016 (Ratchet and Wrench)

Excess inventory could lower auto sales in 2017 (The Detroit News)

How Do You Build Customer Loyalty? (Forbes)

Millennials and car ownership? It's complicated (LA Times)

RouteOne Targeting Digital Retailing With Acquisition of MaximTrak (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Subprime Car Buyers to Feel Fed's Rate Hike, Analyst Says (Vehicle Remarketing)

Tech Companies Offer 2017 Marketing and F&I Predictions (Auto Dealer Monthly)

There have now been over 540,000 electric vehicles sold in the U.S. (recode)

US New Car Sales for 2016 Expected to Set Another Record (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Top 10 Vehicle Remarketing Articles of 2016 (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Gas Prices Marching Upward as OPEC Production Cuts Loom (The Detroit Bureau)

Toyota Owners Keep Vehicles Longer (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Incredible innovations that changed the auto industry forever (CNN)

Top Five Key Car Design Moments Of 2016 (Forbes)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Autoliv says seat belt, air bags may lead to 400,000 vehicle recalls (Reuters)

Fire risks prompt Ford to recall 9,300 vehicles (The Detroit News)

-General Business & Executive News-

6 Digital Trends in 2017 That Will Redefine Influence and Interaction for Marketers (AdWeek)

Autobytel to Sell Specialty Finance Leads Product to Internet Brands (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Bosch expected to settle U.S. Volkswagen diesel claims for $300 million: source (Reuters)

China fines GM $29M for violating anti-monopoly rules (Detroit Free Press)

Flat Auto Sales Raise Concerns Over Consumer Spending In The U.S. (DrivingSales)

GM has 5K cars in Lyft rental program, to add Bolt EVs (The Detroit News)

Hyundai removes its US CEO after failing to meet internal sales goals (CNBC)

Silicon Valley Dominating Self-Driving Tech? Motor City Says Not So Fast (The New York Times)

The Biggest Auto Industry Stories of 2016 (Automobile)

The Five Biggest Auto Stories Of 2016 (Forbes)

Uber yanks self-driving cars from Calif. roads after DMV tiff (USA Today)

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