Top Automotive Industry News for Week of January 26 - February 1, 2015

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of January 26, 2015 – February 1, 2015.

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

- Automotive Manufacturing News -

Aston Martin To Reveal Future Plans At 2015 Geneva Motor Show (MotorAuthority)

Auto industry drives comeback in aluminum prices (Automotive News)

Automakers aim to rise above clutter in Super Bowl XLIX (Detroit Free Press)

Big automakers are putting the brakes on Super Bowl ads (Fortune)

Buick attracts young designers to craft future vehicles (The Detroit News)

Chevy disses aluminum Ford F-150 as only 'nice update' (USA Today)

Fiat Chrysler confirms three ads for Super Bowl XLIX (Detroit Free Press)

Fiat Chrysler earns $718 million in 2014 (The Detroit News)

Ford profit beats estimates, but European outlook worsens (Reuters)

Ford, Shelby Raise the Stakes in Horsepower Wars (FOX Business)

Honda Earnings Hammered By Recalls, Weak Japan Sales (The Detroit Bureau)

Hyundai plans incentives, run-out packages for Elantra (Automotive News)

Mercedes Shifts R-Class to Indiana Free Up Space for SUVs (Bloomberg)

New Vehicle Designs Make Zero Highway Deaths a Real Possibility (The Detroit Bureau)

Nissan steps back from cutting-edge offerings (Automotive News)

Porsche works to deliver more Macans to U.S. dealerships (Automotive News)

Renault, Mitsubishi Scrap Tie-Up to Make Cars for U.S. (The Wall Street Journal)

Toyota Could Lose Sales Lead to VW This Year (The Detroit Bureau)

UAW workers can start making plans for profit-sharing (Detroit Free Press)

U.S. pushing Japan on vehicle import standards (The Detroit News)

With Titan, Nissan aims for 'white space' below biggest pickups (Automotive News)

- Automotive Retail News -

ADESA Aims to Boost Confidence in Buying Off-Lease Online (Auto Remarketing)

Amid Snow, Used Sales Still Hot (Auto Remarketing)

Auto Sales Outlook Rises 200,000 After Strong End to 2014: Cars (Bloomberg)

Auto sales should be full-speed ahead Tuesday (USA Today)

Cadillac chief eases dealers' fears, asks for support (USA Today)

Car Buyers Not As Mobile As We Might Think (MediaPost)

Dealers challenged by smartphone car buyers (Detroit Free Press)

FTC clamps down on two auto title lenders (Detroit Free Press)

GM Dealers Using ‘Green’ Program To Attract Customers (Auto Remarketing)

Investment Riches Built on Subprime Auto Loans to Poor (The New York Times)

J.D. Power Projects Best January Sales in 10 Years (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Kia dealers prepare for an off-lease blitz in 2015 (Automotive News)

Leasing keeps growing; lenders debate possible peak (Automotive News)

New Compliance Guide on Federal Advertising Rules (SubPrime)

Used-Car Industry Healthy, Poised for Solid Year (Auto Remarketing)

Used Sales Off to Hot Start Following Solid 2014 (Auto Remarketing)

Why George Soros, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates want auto dealerships (Fortune)

Winter Storm Blasting East Coast May Temper Auto Sales (The Detroit Bureau)

- Automotive Wholesale News -

Auction Action Reflecting Approaching Tax Season (Auto Remarketing)

Average Wholesale Prices Fall Modestly (Vehicle Remarketing)

- Automotive Ownership News -

BMW Cars Found Vulnerable to Being Unlocked by Hackers (Bloomberg)

Buyers of Used Cars Are Left to Find Recalls on Their Own (The New York Times)

Gas Prices Rise for the First Time in 4 Months (Money)

Millennials Wants Wheels After All (The Detroit Bureau)

Why You’re Less Likely to Die in a Car Than Ever Before (TIME)

- Automotive Enthusiast News -

British Millionaire Buys Holy Trinity of Hybrid Supercars (The Detroit Bureau)

Family To Auction Massive Classic Car Collection, Including Duesenbergs, Ferraris & A Shelby Cobra: Video (Motor Authority)

This is what happens when you put a Tesla in 'Insane Mode' (CNBC)

- Automotive Servicing News -

Bosch says automotive sales rose 9% in 2014 (Automotive News) launches RepairPal program for auto dealers (Tire Business)

Exclusive: U.S. federal safety regulators seek Takata whistleblowers (Reuters)

Ford recalls cars, vans for door latch and seat belt trouble (CNBC)

Four automakers recall 2.3M vehicles for air bags (The Detroit News)

GM Rejects U.S. Senators’ Request to Extend Compensation Claim Deadline (The Wall Street Journal)

Nissan Recalls SUVs to Fix Electrical Shorts, Hood Latches (ABC News)

Toyota, Honda, Fiat Chrysler must do 'follow up' recalls of 2.12 million vehicles (Automotive News)

Toyota Recalls 52,000 Avalon Sedans For Subwoofer Fire Risk (NBC News)

VW recalls 26,000 SUVs for fuel leaks (The Detroit News)

- General Business & Executive News -

2015 Automotive Super Bowl Ads (Automotive News)

2015 NADA Coverage (CBT News)

Bentley Appoints Michael Winkler As New U.S. Chief (Motor Authority)

Best Jobs in America: Top-paying jobs (CNN Money)

Chevron slashes spending as oil prices crash (CNN Money)

Here's how your desk should be organized (CNN Money)

How Much Is Super Bowl XLIX Worth to Arizona? (Fox Business)

Rise of the robots at AOL lead to job cuts (USA Today)

Sonic Automotive to Invest $200 Million In Growth (DrivingSales)

The Best and Worst Super Bowl Ads of 2015 (TIME)

U.S. business spending weakens, but consumers upbeat (Reuters)

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