Top Automotive Industry News for Week of January 20 - January 26, 2020

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of January 19, 2019 - January 26, 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-

Electric vehicle maker Rivian: expect prices lower than previously announced (Reuters)

Federal agency looking into Tesla driver complaints of sudden unintended acceleration (CNBC)

Ford expects $2.2 billion pre-tax hit related to pension plans in fourth quarter (Reuters)

Ford to pay millions to Focus, Fiesta owners in transmission settlement (Detroit Free Press)

Hello Cayenne, see ya later coupe: How the SUV boom changed Porsche (USA Today)

Maserati EVs are coming, and here's the wicked sound they'll make (autoblog)

Renault Prepares for New CEO Ahead of Crucial Alliance Meeting (Bloomberg)

Rivian will build high-end electric SUVs for Ford or Lincoln, its CEO says (autoblog)

Senator asks Tesla to rebrand its Autopilot feature because it can confuse drivers (CNBC)

Subaru sets mid-2030s target to sell only electric vehicles (Reuters)

Tesla’s Value Passes $100B, Pushes EV Maker Past VW (The Detroit Bureau)

Toyota’s Image Hurt by Support of Trump, Poll Claims (The Detroit Bureau)

Trump says he is serious about slapping tariffs on European cars if he cannot strike a trade deal (CNBC)

Trump scraps fuel economy freeze, now proposes slight increases (autoblog)

Volvo Set To Challenge Tesla For Electric Car Supremacy (Forbes)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Audi to Test New Connected-Car Technology (Consumer Reports)

Bloomberg Would Push U.S. to Go All EVs by 2035 (The Detroit News)

Cruise Expected to Unveil Fully Driverless Vehicle on Tuesday (The Detroit Bureau)

Debut of GM’s Cruise Origin shows the future of ride-sharing, autonomous vehicles is a box (CNBC)

Self-driving big-rig trucks coming soon? Waymo set to begin mapping interstates in Texas, New Mexico (USA Today)

That Car In California That Mysteriously Disappeared After Going Off A Cliff Is A Valuable Lesson For AI Self-Driving Cars (Forbes)

Toyota Investing Nearly $400 Million into Air Taxi Startup (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Retail News-

Americans Aren't Adventurous with Car Colors (Car and Driver)

Carvana expansion continues in Minnesota, Wisconsin (Auto Remarketing)

Edmunds Experts Forecast 2020 New Vehicle Sales (Aftermarket News)

Mileage vs. age: Which matters more when buying a used car? (MarketWatch)

New Research Shows Consumers Crave Convenience (Auto Dealer Today)

The EV purchase experience: FCA works to improve awareness (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Balmy January creates early signs of spring market (Auto Remarketing)

Wholesale Values Improving in Late January (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Are You Living In One Of The Most Car Theft-Prone Cities In The U.S.? (Forbes)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Honda, Toyota Recall 6M Vehicles Due to Airbags (The Detroit Bureau)

More Car Dealer Customers Opting for Repair-Work Payment Plans (Wards Auto)

-General Business & Executive News-

Autotrader Develops Targeting Around Apple's, Google's Decision To No Longer Support Cookies (MediaPost)

The Automotive Industry's Moment Of Truth Has Arrived (Forbes)

The recession in global car sales shows no sign of ending (CNN)

The road ahead for the U.S. economy looks pretty clear, but a few potholes are looming (MarketWatch)

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