Top Automotive Industry News for Week of December 24 - December 30, 2018

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of December 24, 2018 - December 30, 2018.

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

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-Automotive Manufacturing News--Automotive Manufacturing News-

All the cars discontinued after 2018 (autoblog)

GM's mysterious filing could foreshadow future product that saves jobs (Detroit Free Press)

GM's year of transformation: More robot cars, fewer traditional jobs (Detroit Free Press)

Marchionne's death, Jeep Gladiator highlighted change at Fiat Chrysler (Detroit Free Press)

New Land Rover Defender Coming to US in 2020 (The Detroit Bureau)

No car keys? No problem. Hyundai rolls out fingerprint technology that makes keys as outdated as a landline (CNBC)

Tesla expands employee testing of its upgraded Autopilot hardware (autoblog)

Tesla Names Two New Board Members, Larry Ellison And Kathleen Wilson-Thompson (Forbes)

Which Cars Are You Most Excited to See in 2019? (Car & Driver)

-Automotive Evolution News-

CES Is Apparently Going To Be Everything To Everyone When It Comes To Mobility (Forbes)

Daimler Delivers E-Truck to Penske for Testing (The Detroit Bureau)

Volkswagen Testing New Portable EV Charging Stations (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Retail News-

5 Ways Auto Finance Will Change in 2019 (Auto Dealer Today)

Auto Sellers Try Out Amazon-Style Ordering (MSN)

How electric cars are slowly moving from niche to something ‘people want to buy’ (CNBC)

New-Vehicle Retail Sales Seen Dipping in December (Auto Finance News)

Photo Finish For December Auto Sales Could Mean A Slight Gain For All Of 2018 (Forbes)

Tesla Scrambles to Sell Cars Before a Tax Break Fades (NY Times)

Will dealerships survive the future? (Automotive News)

Year-End Turmoil Puts New Car Sales to the Test (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Used EV prices are finally heating up — a little (Automotive News)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

New owners and new venues for auction companies (

-General Business & Executive News-

A year of living badly (Automotive News)

Analyst adds Ferrari, Penske to list of top auto stocks for 2019 (CNBC)

Automotive Minute: Disney’s Mary Poppins partnership is making magic for Nissan (BizJournals)

CarGurus Launches New Brand Campaign for 2019 (PR Newswire)

Five Ways 2018 Rewrote The Future of Transportation (Forbes)

The 10 biggest auto stories of 2018 (autoblog)

The Year in Review: Automotive Winners and Losers (Car & Driver)

Top auto stories from 2018 – and 3 to watch in ’19 (Detroit Free Press)

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