Top Automotive Industry News for Week of January 28 - February 3, 2019

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of January 28, 2019 - February 3, 2019.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Car Culture: Audi joins ‘boutique’ SUV class with the Q8 (The Detroit News)

Carlos Ghosn claims 'plot and treason' led to arrest (CNBC)

Elon Musk gears up for Model Y crossover as Tesla makes second straight quarterly profit (USA Today)

Ferrari Reports Higher Profits, Raises Target For The Year (Forbes)

Ford Ranger demand means 'massive overtime' to boost production (Detroit Free Press)

GM, FCA to resume all manufacturing operations after Consumers explosion (The Detroit News)

GM's involuntary layoffs start Monday, at least 4,000 workers expected to lose jobs (CNBC)

Here's how many people Tesla laid off at its California facilities (CNBC)

Maven, urban mobility executive leaves GM (The Detroit News)

Recalls and Incentives Hammer Honda’s Earnings (The Detroit Bureau)

Social Media Backlash Against Jeep Super Bowl Teaser Evidence Of Big Game Ad Risk (Forbes)

Subaru suddenly can't make Forester, Crosstrek until a possible steering defect is fixed (USA Today)

Surprise exit of Tesla CFO unnerves analysts: 'Significant loss of institutional knowledge' (CNBC)

Tesla Profit Declines, but Musk Says Cash Position Is Strong (The New York Times)

Tesla turns another profit, ramps up production – as competitors flood market with electric vehicles. Potential for 'pile-up of epic proportions' (CNBC)

Toyota, Nissan sales fall, but Fiat Chrysler, Honda post gains despite polar vortex (USA Today)

VW grabs global auto sales crown, but Renault-Nissan Alliance closes the gap (CNBC)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Amazon is hauling cargo in self-driving trucks developed by Embark (CNBC)

Apple Engineer Arrested, Accused Of Stealing Autonomous Vehicle Trade Secrets (Forbes)

Government Shutdown Delayed Rules Authorizing Potentially Life-Saving Headlight Technologies (The Detroit Bureau)

Self-driving cars could worsen traffic to avoid parking fees (autoblog)

With A $170 Million Investment, Koenigsegg Gains A Competitive Edge In Growing Hypercar Segment (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

2019 Editors' Choice Awards: The Best Sedans, Hatchbacks, Coupes, and Convertibles (Car and Driver)

Auto Loans Get Longer as Vehicle Prices, Interest Rates Rise (Ward’s)

Auto Sales Stabilize in January’s Polar Weather (The Detroit Bureau)

CarLotz celebrates its move into Texas (Auto Remarketing)

Cold Weather And Government Shutdown Chill January U.S. Vehicle Sales (Forbes)

Plenty of 'opportunity' in used-car, CPO sales (Auto Remarketing)

Survey: 60% of Dealers Say New-Car Profits Declining (Auto Dealer Today)

U.S. Auto Sales Lose Steam, But Gradually, Auto Dealer Group Predicts (Forbes)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

2019 Wholesale Values Begin to Stabilize (Vehicle Remarketing)

Part I: Auto wholesale 'is going digital,' but big role for brick-and-mortar (Auto Remarketing)

Part II: Auto wholesale 'is going digital,' but big role for brick-and-mortar (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

2019 Chicago Auto Show: What to Expect (Cars.com)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Fiat Chrysler recalls 182K Ram pickups over power steering problem (Detroit Free Press)

-General Business & Executive News-

CarGurus Receives Two "Highest Rated" DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards (PR Newswire)

Cars.com Bypasses Super Bowl TV Ads and Goes Digital-First on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube (AdWeek)

Cars.com has a suitor: CDK Global, report says (Chicago Business Journal)

Check Out Every Car Commercial from Super Bowl LIII 2019 (Car and Driver)

Gabler Resigns NIADA Post Following FBI Raid (Auto Dealer Today)

KAR Acquires European Auction Company (Auto Dealer Today)

Work Truck Solutions Adds Bernie Brenner to Board of Directors (PR Newswire)

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