Top Automotive Industry News for Week of February 2 - February 8, 2015

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of February 2, 2015 – February 8, 2015.

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

- Automotive Manufacturing News –

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 revealed (KBB)

Average gas mileage of new cars rises in January (USA Today)

Cars are vulnerable to wireless hacking (The Detroit News)

Ferrari will unveil new 488 GTB at Geneva show (The Detroit News)

Forbidden no more: Ford to bring Focus RS hatchback to U.S. market (LA Times)

Ford CEO Expects Fully Autonomous Cars In 5 Years (Forbes)

Ford expanding, hiring to meet truck demand (CNBC)

Geneva Motor Show preview: Porsche, Ferrari, McLaren to launch new models (LA Times)

GM's New Electric Car to be Michigan-made (USA Today)

GM posts much higher-than-expected profit; seeks to boost dividend (CNBC)

Hail that pod! How Google, car makers see the future (USA Today)

How Ford kept the GT a secret (Automotive News)

Hyundai to unveil refreshed SUV to revive key market sales (Reuters)

Mitsubishi said to be in talks with Nissan for midsize sedan (Automotive News)

Mitsubishi shows dress-up version of Outlander Sport (USA Today)

Review: Lexus continues to forge its own path with the stylish RC350 (LA Times)

Spy Shots: Jaguar F-Pace Testing In The Snow (Top Speed)

Subaru parent earnings lifted by U.S. growth (Automotive News)

Toyota i-Road electric one-seater brilliant in the turns (CNET)

Toyota Says Plans to Spread the Wealth to Support Japan (Bloomberg)

Toyota Shows Its Hand Before Chicago — TWO Special Edition Cars To Be Unveiled (Autospies)

U.S. auto employment at highest point since 2008 (Detroit Free Press)

Why Tesla shouldn’t worry about GM’s Bolt (MarketWatch)

- Automotive Retail News –

5 things we learned from January auto sales (USA Today)

10% Used-Sales Lift for Group 1 (Auto Remarketing)

Auto Sales Kick Off 2015 With Strong January (Fox Business)

Car Brands Are Starting to Get the Marketing Data They've Always Wanted (Ad Week)


CU Direct adds concierge-style auto shopping service (Automotive News)

Economics on electric cars face reset (The Detroit News)

Electric vehicles named nation's 'greenest;' gas trucks the 'meanest' (LA Times)

January’s Subprime Used Sales Climb Nearly 15% (SubPrime)

Jeep Drives Chrysler January Sales to 8-Year High (24/7 Wall St)

Mike Jackson breaks down the numbers from AutoNation’s best Q4 ever (CBT News)

MTV Offers Tips On How To Attract Millennials (Auto Remarketing)

New car buyers are purchasing more out of want, not need (CBT News)

Nissan sales jump 15% in Jan. (DNJ)

Tesla Paced a Slower Pack in January Electric Vehicle Sales (Wall St. Cheat Sheet)

Tesla pushes bill to bypass Ariz. car dealers (USA Today)

This Year's Most Effective Super Bowl Car Ads (Daily Finance)

Top 20: Cars, not just trucks, surge in January (USA Today)

Trucks, SUVs drive US vehicle sales in January (CNBC)

U.S. auto exports hit record in 2014 (Automotive News)

U.S. dealers sold record average 921 vehicles in 2014 (Automotive News)

- Automotive Wholesale News –

The Cars With the Best Resale Value (FOX Business)

Vehicle Depreciation to Accelerate in 2015 (Vehicle Remarketing)

- Automotive Ownership News –

As the World Embraces Diesels, Americans Still Play Hard to Get (New York Times)

BMW fixes security flaw to stop hackers (USA Today)

Gas Prices Spike More Than 20¢ Per Gallon Overnight (TIME)

Google Ride-Sharing App Coming Soon? (Driving Sales)

NJ & NY Lawmakers Out to Prohibit Payment Assurance Devices (Auto Remarketing)

Police officers circumvent Waze by providing misinformation (autoblog)

Safer cars: 9 models had zero deaths in study (LA Times)

- Automotive Enthusiast News -

60 Awesome Classic Cars Found Rotting in a Barn Go Up for Auction (Wired)

BMW previews new M6 GT3 racing prototype (autoblog)

You can buy Warren Buffett's Cadillac (CNN Money)

- Automotive Servicing News –

51 deaths linked to GM ignition switch flaw (CNN Money)

200,000 Jeeps recalled for airbag issue (CNN Money)

GM's total recall cost: $4.1 billion (CNN Money)

Honda confirms ruptured air bag killed Houston driver (LA Times)

Obama Budget’s Call for Increased Funding for N.H.T.S.A. Faces Uncertainty (NY Times)

RepairPal network tops a grand (Tire Business)

Toyota ordered to pay $11.4 million in fatal Camry crash (CNN Money)

Toyota recalling small number of 2014 FJ Cruisers for possible steering failure (autoblog)

Takata expects more red ink amid global air bag woes (USA Today)

- General Business & Executive News –

Auto execs to discuss industry, careers with students (The Detroit News)

A Look at the 50 Most Generous Donors of 2014 (Philanthropy)

Ally Taps Brown to Be Next CEO (Auto Remarketing)

Auto stocks are on a roll, but retail is mixed (CNBC)

Can Detroit re-revolutionize the auto industry, or is Elon Musk beating us to it? (Model D) drives Gannett profit above expectations (MarketWatch)

Dealers struggle to cope with waves of incoming sales pitches (Automotive News)

Google shares its plan to nab 80% of Microsoft's Office business (Business Insider)

Man gets new car after folks learn he walks to work (CNN)

Next subprime bubble to burst — auto loans (New York Post)

Solera Holdings Acquires Service Dynamics (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Startups, A Rich Man’s Game (TechCrunch)

Top 40 marketing innovators to watch (PR Week)

U.S. consumer spending in December weakest since 2009 (Reuters)

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