Top Automotive Industry News for Week of January 18 - January 24, 2016

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week January 18, 2016 - January 24, 2016.

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

-AEA Membership News-

Save the date: The next AEA Members Reception will be held in Las Vegas during NADA weekend on Friday, April 1st from 5pm - 8pm. More details and member invitations will be sent within the next week.

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

A Look At This Week’s Top OEM Headlines (CBT News)

Auto Stocks Get No Love Despite Record Sales, But One Company Has Climbed 17% In Past Year (Forbes)

Chevy Malibu Hybrid wins 2016 Connected Green Car of the Year (autoblog)

Daimler CEO: Apple and Google Further Along on Cars Than Anticipated (PCMag)

Ford Syncing Up with Amazon’s Alexa (The Detroit Bureau)

Ford to boost F-150 fuel economy with stop-start technology (Automotive News)

Forget Faraday Future’s Crazy Concept Car. It Has Bigger Plans (Wired)

General Motors reports increase in global sales, strong U.S. sales from Chevrolet (MarketWatch)

GM sets global sales record of 9.8M vehicles in 2015 (The Detroit News)

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell coming -- at a price (LA Times)

Honda's new model named Green SUV of the Year (USA Today)

Jeep Sets New Sales Records in 2015 (The Detroit Bureau)

NAIAS: KBB's Ones to Watch from Detroit (KBB)

Recall is not an emissions cheating issue: Renault (CNBC)

See What Classic Features Automakers Are Quietly Removing from New Cars (Time)

U.S. auto recalls hit all-time record in 2015 (USA Today)

Vehicle Reliability a Growing a Concern for Car Buyers, J.D. Power Finds (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Vehicle safety, automation on the books in Washington (Auto Remarketing)

Volvo promises deathproof cars by 2020 (CNN Money)

VW Admits Cheating in the U.S., but Not in Europe (The New York Times)

VW probe finds manipulation was open secret in department: newspaper (Reuters)

-Automotive Retail News-

.Cars / .Car / .Auto Domains Globally Launch into General Availability (DrivingSales)

CFPB: BHPH Dealer to Pay $800,000 for Abusive Financing Practices (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Branding today vs In the Past (DrivingSales)

Dealertrack Releases 2016 Dealertrack Compliance Guide (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Direct-to-consumer sales debate goes way beyond Tesla (Auto Remarketing)

Electric vehicle sales fall far short of Obama goal (Automotive News)

Ford Offers Discount For Jumping Brands (DrivingSales)

Learn why a dip in auto stocks is actually a positive for dealers. (CBT News)

Tesla Refutes Dealership Model At FTC Auto Distribution Workshop (DrivingSales)

What to expect from regulators in 2016 (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Trucks Face Heavier than Normal Depreciation (Vehicle Remarketing)

WATCH: Kontos cites 5 factors holding auction prices up (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

A Tank of Gas Cost Just $5 in This Wild Price War (Time)

Study: Millennials spurning driver's licenses (CNBC)

Would You Trust A Self-Driving Car In A Snowstorm? (Forbes)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Bentley's flagship car has massage seats, built-in LTE and a $400k price tag (Mashable)

'World's most expensive' Ferrari headed to auction (LA Times)

Jerry Seinfeld selling million-dollar vintage Porsches (The Detroit News)

Pope's Philadelphia Fiat goes up for auction (USA Today)

-Automotive Servicing News-

BMW cuts back on free scheduled maintenance (CNet)

Exclusive: New Takata air bag recall to cover 5 million U.S. vehicles - sources (Reuters)

Feds probe complaints that Ford Focus doors won't latch (CNBC)

Renault to recall 15,000 vehicles for emissions tweaks - minister (CNBC)

RepairPal, Bosch Announce Partnership (Ratchet and Wrench)

U.S. Supreme Court to decide if service advisers must be paid overtime (Automotive News)

-General Business & Executive News-

As Used-Car Startups Take Off, eBay Motors Faces Uncertain Future (Fortune)

At least nine automakers lined up for Super Bowl ads (USA Today)

BMW Will Soon Roll Out Digital Helper To Book Restaurants (DrivingSales)

Car Industry's Recovery Isn't All American (US News & World Report)

China's Biggest Automaker Just Invested In A Used Car Startup (Fortune)

Davos 2016: GM Boss Sees A Revolution In Personal Mobility (Forbes)

Driving Is Losing Its Allure for More Americans (WSJ)

Edmunds Releases New Lead Generation Tool (Auto Dealer Monthly)

GM acquires Sidecar assets for urban mobility plan (Detroit Free Press)

GM launches shared-ride service called Maven (USA Today)

Infographic: How Publishers Are Navigating the Brave New World of Ad Blockers (Adweek)

Lawsuit over GM defect collapses amid fraud accusations (USA Today)

Pres. Obama Set to See Auto Industry’s Resurgence With Auto Show Tour (The Detroit Bureau)

The State of Automotive Technology in 2016 (TU-Auto)

Top Apple Electric Car Guru to Step Down (Fortune)

-AEA Reminder-

Did we miss something? Let us know via our Contact Us Page >> . If you have specific important news going public soon that you would like to share with your fellow AEA Members, submit your PR Distribution Request >>

Have a great week,

Member Services

memberservices@automotiveexecutives.com

Automotive Executives Association

www.automotiveexecutives.com