Top Automotive Industry News for Week of December 30, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of December 30, 2019 - January 5, 2019.

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-

11 coolest cars we can't wait to see at CES (Business Insider)

Automakers follow Apple's lead by debuting technology at private events (The Detroit News)

US traffic safety agency launches probe of fatal Tesla Model S crash (CNBC)

Volkswagen says goodbye to the iconic Beetle after 7 decades with new commercial (CNBC)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Bosch To Debut New Lidar Sensor At CES 2020 (Forbes)

Start The Year By Learning These Essential AI Self-Driving Car Industry Acronyms (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

Auto industry closes out 2019 with record-high transaction prices, incentive spending (autoblog)

Auto sales expected to top 17 million vehicles for fifth consecutive year (The Detroit News)

Discounts fuel U.S. pick-up truck sales in a slowing market (Reuters)

FCA, GM sales decline in 2019 amid increasing incentives, fleets (The Detroit News)

Ford dealership gets 40 orders for Mustang Mach-E in one night (Detroit Free Press)

Ford F-150 dominates top new, used sales by state (Detroit Free Press)

GM’s 2019 sales decline after discontinuing some models and demand falls for trucks, SUVs (CNBC)

Low Rates, Cheap Gas and Deeper Debt Sustain Car Buying Boom (The New York Times)

Porsche among car brands with the best buyer experience, Genesis among the worst (USA Today)

Sonic opens 9th EchoPark dealership and first in California market (Auto Remarketing)

Subaru, Ram, VW Sales Were Great in 2019; Nissan, Mazda, and Chevy Not So Much (Car and Driver)

Tesla 2019 sales hit goals, rise over 50% from previous year (The Detroit News)

U.S. Auto Sales May Miss Magic Mark (Forbes)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

How Popular Fleet Segments Depreciated in 2019 (Vehicle Remarketing)

Remarketers Forecast the 2020 Used Market (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Roadshow's ultimate bucket-list car show and event guide for 2020 (CNet)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Mercedes recalls 750,000 cars because sunroof can fly off (The Detroit News)

-General Business & Executive News-

Americans bought fewer new vehicles in 2019, but spending is expected to hit a record $462 billion (CNBC)

Days after Autodata merger, JD Power buys Trilogy Automotive (Auto Remarketing)

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, now in Lebanon, says he left Japan over ‘injustice’ (USA Today)

Recalls and corruption probes reshaped the auto industry heading into 2020s (CNBC)

The auto industry won't ever be the same after a tumultuous 2019 (CNN)

The Year in Auto Sales: 2019 Facts, Figures, and Bestsellers (Automobile)

Top stories of the decade: The automotive industry in transition (Crain’s)

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