Top Automotive Industry News for Week of January 1 - January 7, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week January 1, 2018 - January 7, 2018.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Automakers post lower December US sales, eyeing taxes and rate hikes (CNBC)

Automakers Turn to Subscribing to Lure Commitment-Phobic Customers (Car and Driver)

Automakers Wondering about 2018 After Slow December (The Detroit Bureau)

Bentley preps Bentayga plug-in hybrid (Automotive News) Announces Nominees for 2018 Best of Awards (PR Newswire)

Edmunds and the Consumer Technology Association Announce Winners of the Inaugural Edmunds CES Tech Driven Awards (PR Newswire)

Ford CEO has big chance to forge new path amid underwhelming vehicle development (Detroit Free Press)

Infiniti gives first look at sleek coupe-like sedan concept (USA Today)

Insight: Rolls-Royce On How To Build A Modern Luxury Car Brand (Forbes)

Sizing up new car-safety technology (The Detroit News)

Tesla falls far short on Model 3 deliveries, pushes back production targets (CNBC)

Tesla rules the electric roost, but Chevy Bolt shows surge (The Detroit News)

Volkswagen brand's U.S. sales chief Ron Stach is out (Automotive News)

-Automotive Evolution News-

4 Things to Look for at CES 2018 (

Baidu's self-driving cars will use BlackBerry software, in another auto deal for the smartphone maker (CNBC)

Bosch And Continental Acquire Stake In HERE For Autonomous Vehicle And Development (Forbes)

China Seeks to Add AI to 50% of Vehicles by 2020 (The Detroit Bureau)

Competing With the Giants in Race to Build Self-Driving Cars (CNBC)

Control a Car with Brain Waves? Nissan Plans to Show It’s Possible (Car and Driver)

From Stealth To Stardom: Ex-Google, Tesla, Uber Robocar Icons Snag VW, Hyundai Deals (Forbes)

How Smart Cities Will Rev Up Adoption Of Connected Vehicles (Forbes)

Self-Driving Car Companies Are Going To Shake Up This Year’s CES (Fast Company)

Toyota Research Institute to reveal 3.0 self-driving research vehicle at CES (Automotive News)

-Automotive Retail News-

7th straight record year for CPO car sales (Auto Remarketing)

Aston Martin's sales hit nine-year high of over 5,000 cars (Reuters)

Auto sales fall for the first time in 8 years (CNN Money)

Buh-Bye Camry; Pickups, SUVs Now Own Top Sales Spots (The Detroit Bureau)

Car sales end 7-year expansion, but remain strong (The Detroit News)

Carvana adds 5th Texas market (Auto Remarketing)

Expect more incentives on SUVs and trucks in 2018 (CNBC)

First time ever: An SUV is the best-selling non-pickup (The Detroit News)

Ford's December sales tick up slightly, fueled by F-150; FCA, GM and Toyota down (Detroit Free Press)

GM sells more than 20,000 Chevy Bolts in 2017 (MarketWatch)

How to Make a Satisfying Car Purchase in an Hour or Less (Car and Driver)

Hyundai, Kia 2017 global sales at 7.25 million vehicles, miss target (Reuters)

McLaren Sets New Sales Record in 2017 (The Detroit Bureau)

Plug-In Vehicle Sales Surge Past 1M for 1st Time as Demand Jumps in U.S. (The Detroit Bureau)

Tesla is producing far fewer Model 3s than Elon Musk has promised, extending wait time (USA Today)

U.S. auto industry's record sales streak snapped in 2017 (USA Today)

What Were the Best-Selling Cars in 2017? (

What's Moving: U.S. Auto Sales (The Wall Street Journal)

Why early EV adopters prefer leasing — by far (Automotive News)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Cars See Highest Depreciation in Final Week of 2017 (Vehicle Remarketing)

Used Vehicle Retention Weakens in December: Black Book (Vehicle Remarketing)

Wholesale auto market trends to track in 2018 (Auto Remarketing)

Wholesale car prices plummet to close 2017 (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Bomb Cyclone 2018: What To Do If Your Car Won't Start Or Is Stuck In The Snow (Forbes)

The Cars And Trucks That Cause The Most Injuries In A Crash (Forbes)

What's getting more expensive in 2018? The gas for your car (USA Today)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Detroit auto show revved to roll (The Detroit News)

Hagerty's hottest collector cars under $25,000 (Fox News)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Federal regulator examining Ford transmission recall involving F-150 pickups (USA Today)

Ford to fix coolant leaks in vehicles recalled for fire risk (Detroit Free Press)

Toyota Recalls Pickups, Other Models for Overloading Risk (Auto Dealer Monthly)

-General Business & Executive News-

California bill seeks ban on fossil-fueled vehicles by 2040 (Automotive News) to convert remaining McClatchy affiliate markets (Auto Remarketing)

CU Direct's network tops Q3 auto lenders (Automotive News)

Economic Tailwinds Likely To Keep U.S. Auto Sales Just Shy Of Record Levels Through 2018 (Forbes)

Fed Rate Hikes Expected to Hurt Car Sales in 2018 (Bloomberg)

Global Autonomous Vehicle Sales to Reach 33M by 2040 (Auto Dealer Monthly)

How will climate change affect the trucking industry? (USA Today)

In Norway, Electric and Hybrid Models Outsell Conventional Models (NY Times)

Renault-Nissan sets up $200 million fund to tap startups: sources (Reuters)

Top 5 CIM Trends for 2018 (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Will the economy bust out in 2018? (USA Today)

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