Top Automotive Industry News for Week of January 25 - January 31, 2016

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week January 25, 2016 - January 31, 2016.

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-

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

Audi Wants To Say Something, And Will Spend $10M To Do It (The Truth About Cars)

Back to the Future? DeLoreans Going Back into Production (The Detroit Bureau)

Chrysler to take $906M charge on production changes (CNBC)

Elon Musk reinvests in Tesla (LA Times)

FCA Hourly Workers Get 45% Hike in Profit-Sharing Checks (The Detroit Bureau)

Fiat Chrysler profit falls 40% to $410 million for 2015 (USA Today)

Ford profit triggers record $9,300 UAW worker bonuses (USA Today)

Ford’s Annual Profit Surges to $7.4 Billion (NYTimes)

GM Deceived Buyers of Used Cars Subject to Recalls, FTC Says (Bloomberg Business)

GM forms team for self-driving, electric cars (Reuters)

GM pitches new product strategy to skeptical investors (Reuters)

GM settles FTC probe into sale of recalled used cars (USA Today)

Honda quarterly profit falls 22% on recall costs, strong dollar (Automotive News)

How Volkswagen Really Blew It: It Was China, Not Dieselgate (Forbes)

Hyundai Set to Launch 1st Pickup, Flood of New SUVs (The Detroit Bureau)

Marchionne: Let Others Make Clean Cars, Fiat Chrysler Will Double Down On Trucks (Forbes)

Nevada lawmakers spent $250,000 to lure Faraday Future (autoblog)

New, Active Safety Tech Reducing Rear-End Crashes by As Much as 40% (The Detroit Bureau)

Nissan Leaf Gets More Range, But Overall Electric Car Prospects Look Grim (Forbes)

Self-Driving Cars Would Need a Driver in California (Bloomberg Business)

Tesla is working on multiple variations of the Model 3 (Mashable)

Toyota to buy out rest of Daihatsu for $3 billion amid push into compact cars (Reuters)

Toyota, Suzuki Motor deny report of partnership talks (CNBC)

Volkswagen May Buy Back Diesel Cars It Can’t Fix (The New York Times)

-Automotive Retail News-

2016 will see fewer dealership acquisitions (Automotive News)

AutoNation: Disruption from recall policy ‘advantage’ in long-term (Auto Remarketing)

AutoNation Reports 16 Percent Reduction In Profit (DrivingSales)

January Auto Sales Not Bad, Despite Winter Storm Jonas (Forbes)

Click-to-Call: 5 Surprising Insights About the Automotive Industry (MarketingLand)

High-risk auto title loans blocked (Detroit Free Press)

New J.D. Power Study tells you want new car buyers want most. (CBT News)

SUV sales surge a bet cheap gas here to stay: AutoNation CEO (CNBC)

Toyota Retains Global Sales Lead for 2015 (The Detroit Bureau)

Used-car sales to increase in January despite weather (Auto Remarketing)

Winter Storm Puts Freeze on January Auto Sales (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Cheap gas hits hybrid, EV residuals (Automotive News)

Depreciation slows in line with tax season (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Security Experts Say That Hacking Cars Is Easy (Fortune)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

DeLorean to return to production for 1st time since '82 (Detroit Free Press)

Pope Francis' Philadelphia Fiat Sells for $82K at Auction (NCB News)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Ford recalls 391K pickups due to air bag death (CNBC)

Nissan recalling 930,000 cars for hood latch problem (Reuters)

Supreme Court To Decide If Service Advisors Get Overtime Pay (Driving Sales)

Takata recalls air bag inflators in 5.1 mln US vehicles (CNBC)

-General Business & Executive News-

10 Publishers Account For Half Of All Online News (MediaPost)

Automakers, dealerships in recovery mode after historic snowstorm (Automotive News)

Daimler’s Car2Go car sharing service leaving Miami, report says (SunSentinal)

Cox Automotive Enters F&I Product Business (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Economy Stalls Out in Fourth Quarter (U.S. News & World Report)

New York AG Charges Multi-Store Group With Payment Packing (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Part 4: The Marketplaces – The Changing Landscape Of Third Party Sites (DrivingSales)

Report: CFPB Sending Ally Settlement Checks To Wrong Parties (DrivingSales)

Super Bowl 50 Complete Ad Chart: Who's Buying Commercials in the Big Game (AdAge)

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