Top Automotive Industry News for Week of December 28 - January 3, 2021

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of December 28, 2020 – January 3, 2021.

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

-Automotive Executives Association (AEA) News-

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

2021 Free Press Car of the Year: Hyundai Elantra is packed with value, style, features (Detroit Free Press)

2021 Free Press SUV of the Year: This Cadillac Escalade takes the brand back to the top (Detroit Free Press)

2021 Free Press Truck of the Year: Ford F-150 excels with new features, creative details (Detroit Free Press)

Fiat and PSA’s Against-All-Odds Merger Nears the Finish Line (Yahoo)

Ford Bronco launch delayed until summer 2021; manual Sasquatch pushed to 2022 (autoblog)

Ford, in new ad campaign, urges Americans to #FinishStrong during critical pandemic period (Detroit News)

Ford, Mahindra call off auto joint venture (Reuters)

GM will talk electric cars, trucks at CES 2021 keynote (Cnet)

Jeep Will Open Its Own Customization Shop (KBB)

New SUVs and trucks coming in 2021 (Detroit News)

Volkswagen Creates a Robot for Charging Evs (Detroit Bureau)

What’s Coming in 2021: The Most Important Products on Tap for the New Year (Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Retail News-

As Retail Struggles to Maintain Efficiencies, Automotive Thrives (Wards)

COVID-19 Market Insights – 12/29/2020 (Black Book)

Massachusetts to Ban Sale of New Gas-Powered Cars by 2035 (Car and Driver)

Tesla delivered 499,550 vehicles in 2020 (autoblog)

TrueCar Forecasts Industry Retail Sales Soar 34% for the 4th Quarter Average Transaction Price Hits All-Time Record (Globe Newswire)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Daimler Trucks fined up to $30 million for slow recalls (autoblog)

-General Business & Executive News-

Auto trends of 2020: Online buying, electric trucks and SUVs go off-road again (CNN)

GM CEO Barra Keynoting CES 2021 With Look at Electric Chevrolet Pickup (Detroit Bureau)

SPACtacular: Blank-check firms hit the jackpot in 2020 (Reuters)

Top Apple analyst pours cold water on the latest Apple car reports (CNBC)

What We Learned in 2020: Lessons from Around the Auto Industry (Car and Driver)

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Automotive Executives Association

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