Top Automotive Industry News for Week of February 13 - February 19, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week February 13, 2017 - February 19, 2017.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Aston Martin expects return to profitability in 2018 (Automotive News)

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler In Deep Dieselgate Trouble (Forbes)

Autonomous Vehicles: "Zero Human Intervention Is Still Several Years Away." (Forbes)

Barra's move to sell Opel signals a deeper change at GM leftright (Reuters)

Carmakers: Don’t overregulate self-driving car testing (The Detroit News)

Exclusive: GM plans to build, test thousands of self-driving Bolts in 2018 - sources (Reuters)

Ferrari Brand Value Soars 40 Percent (The Detroit Bureau)

Fiat Chrysler to lay off 3,200 temporarily in Toledo (USA Today)

Ford to build $200M testing complex in Allen Park (The Detroit News)

General Motors, Considering Exiting Europe, Talks About Selling Opel (The New York Times)

GM, Toyota And Lyft Urge Congress To Set Nationwide Self-Driving Car Standards (Forbes)

GM expands diesels in U.S. to meet fuel economy targets (The Detroit News)

Judge OKs VW deal to spend $1.2B more on diesel fix (The Detroit News)

Mercedes to stop selling gas-powered Smart car in U.S. (USA Today)

Once Buick's lifeline, Opel isn't so crucial anymore (Automotive News)

Rollout Of Chevy Bolt May Mark Turning Point For Electric Car Market (NPR)

Tesla shares are now $2 away from beating record (Market Watch)

Toyota sees plug-in hybrids catching on faster than conventional hybrids (Reuters)

Toyota Turns A Plug-In Prius Launch Into A Celebration Of Hybrid Technology's Birthday (Forbes)

UAW aiming to unionize Tesla, VW, Nissan plants (USA Today)

UAW head backs 'Buy American' campaign, praises Trump (USA Today)

-Automotive Retail News-

CarMax Opens West Coast Reconditioning Hub (Vehicle Remarketing)

CPO dealers share the value of 'like-new' service (Auto Remarketing)

CPO share of franchised used at record high; room to grow? (Auto Remarketing)

eBay survey: 63% of car shoppers likely to buy online (Automotive News)

Group 1 Automotive raises quarterly dividend by 4.3% to 24 cents a share (Market Watch)

Loans are getting harder to come by for some consumers (CNBC)

More CPO strategy advice from top dealers (Auto Remarketing)

No Sedans Among KBB’s Top 12 Family Cars (Auto Dealer Monthly)

SUV discounts signal flagging demand, eroding auto profits (Automotive News)

U.S. Dealers Added Stores, Lost Sales in 2016 (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Used & F&I results push Lithia to best Q4 income mark ever (Auto Remarketing)

Used-Car Prices Reached All-Time High in 2016 (Edmunds)

Used-Vehicle Market Bracing for Off-Lease Tidal Wave (Auto Dealer Monthly)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

2 trends as lane activity intensifies (Auto Remarketing)

Cars Outperform Trucks, Weekly Luxury Depreciation Rates Spike (Vehicle Remarketing)

Used Car Market Bracing for Off-Lease Tidal Wave (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Auto fatalities are rising at an alarming rate (CNBC)

Death Race 2017: Where To Find The Most Dangerous Roads In America (Forbes)

Insurance Bills Rise as Texters Crash Cars (Bloomberg)

L.A., meet EV: New partnership will enable Angelenos to borrow Bolt EV electric cars (LA Times)

Millennial drivers are highway hazards, survey shows (CNBC)

Tesla to cover repair costs for the hero who sacrificed his Tesla Model S to save another driver (Mashable)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Historic Daytona win redefines Cadillac (The Detroit News)

How this self-made millionaire started a classic car empire out of his garage (CNBC)

You can now pre-order 'the world's first certified commercial flying car' (Fox News)

Your Feeble Skills Can’t Handle This Amazing Sports Car (Wired)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Feds probe exhaust fumes filling Ford Explorer (Detroit Free Press)

Lamborghini recalls its $4 million Veneno supercar (CNBC)

Mazda recalls nearly 174K cars to fix faulty seats (The Detroit News)

Toyota to recall all 2,800 Mirai fuel cell cars on the road leftright 3/3leftright (Reuters)

-General Business & Executive News-

American Debt Set to Pass Financial Crisis High. 3 Reasons Not to Panic, Yet (Fortune)

Car startup Beepi sold for parts after potential exits to Fair, and then DGDG, broke down (TechCrunch)

Daimler invests in smartphone-based vehicle finance app AutoGravity (Reuters)

FTC Looks for Abuses in Auto Lenders' Use of Kill Switches (Bloomberg)

Google's self-driving unit lost execs by overpaying them (autoblog)

Industry chiefs to Trump: Give us clarity, stability (The Detroit News)

Jaguar Teaming With Shell for In-Car Payment System (The Detroit Bureau)

NAFTA is 'killing the American Dream,' Michigan workers say (CNN)

One million US consumers behind on car loan payments (Financial Times)

Retail Sales in U.S. Climb More Than Forecast in Broad Advance (Bloomberg)

Shares of TrueCar jump after posting smaller-than-expected loss (CNBC)

UAW Planning 'Buy American' Cars Campaign -- Easier Said Than Done (Forbes)

U.S. Retail Sales Rise; Inflation Picking Up (Fox Business)

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