Top Automotive Industry News for Week of January 30 - February 5, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week January 30, 2017 - February 5, 2017.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Audi tells its dealers to get with the (electric-car) program (Green Car Reports)

BMW Puts Kuhnt in Charge of North America (The Detroit Bureau)

Buy Ford because a Trump border tax would hurt GM, Fiat Chrysler more, Barclays says (CNBC)

Donald Trump's early trade moves favor Fiat Chrysler (CNBC)

Elon Musk's Tesla sheds 'Motors' moniker (USA Today)

Faraday Future Scaling Back Factory and Production Ambitions (MotorTrend)

Ferrari Q4 earnings beat forecasts, shares jump (CNBC)

Fiat Chrysler Forecasts Impress Investors, But EPA Probe Clouds Outlook (Forbes)

GM, Honda to make hydrogen bet (CNBC)

GM to invest $27M in Spring Hill for Australian export (Detroit Free Press)

Honda Earnings Jump Sharply (The Detroit Bureau)

Mazda profit falls 71% on foreign exchange losses (Automotive News)

Suppliers Are Being Asked To Cut Emissions - And Saving Billions As They Do So (Forbes)

Surprise: The Correct Answer Is Not Always To Go With The Robot. Just Ask Some Automakers (Forbes)

Tesla's electric car falls short in new IIHS crash tests (USA Today)

Toyota, Suzuki near technology partnership agreement: Nikkei (Reuters)

-Automotive Retail News-

2017 January – Sales Data Report (WSJ)

AutoNation's Q4 net jumps 18%, revenue up 2.6% (Automotive News)

Auto sales fell last month even as discounts rose (USA Today)

Average Transaction Prices Rise in January (Vehicle Remarketing)

CPO sales up 0.8% to start 2017 (Auto Remarketing)

eLEND Study: Mobile Technology Adoption Hampered by Resistance to Change (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Fiat Chrysler's U.S. sales fell 11% in January due to fleet sales cuts (Detroit Free Press)

Ford sales fall 0.6% in January amid industry slowdown (Detroit Free Press)

Group 1 swings to black in Q4 (Automotive News)

How car salesperson reviews can solve pain-points (Auto Remarketing)

January Auto Sales: Volume Flat; Prices Up; Discounts Up, Too (Forbes)

January Sales Numbers (CBT News)

Leasing Levels Hit New High-Water Mark in 2016 (The Detroit Bureau)

Millennial Car Buyers Favor Practical, Rather Than Luxury (The Detroit Bureau)

Record Sales for Mercedes Mean Big Profits for Daimler (The Detroit Bureau)

Tesla fans say they are canceling Model 3 orders over Musk's Trump connection (CNBC)

Toyota sales plunge; Nissan, Honda up in January (USA Today)

Unique dynamics of CPO at play (Auto Remarketing)

U.S. Auto Sales Expected to Slip (U.S. News & World Report)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Black Book spots upbeat spring mood sprouting (Auto Remarketing)

Pickup Truck Auction Values Finish 2016 Strong (Vehicle Remarketing)

Weekly Used Luxury Car Prices Tumble (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

After Steady December Climb, Gasoline Prices Retreat in January (The Detroit Bureau)

Tostitos develops a chip bag that's a breathalyzer (autoblog)

Traffic Deaths Spike, Safety Legislation Stalls (

US drivers will pay for GOP border tax at the pump, says Goldman commodities chief (CNBC)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Collector's 700-car stash heading to auction (Fox News)

With a Saw and a Big Budget, Owners Transform Cars Into Convertibles (The New York Times)

World Car of the Year Finalists Named (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Servicing News-

BMW to recall 230,117 vehicles that may have Takata air bags (Reuters)

Nissan recalls Altima; door might open if window's down (Detroit Free Press)

-General Business & Executive News-

2017 Super Bowl – Automotive Ads (Automotive News)

Automotive brands stay ahead of the game with Super Bowl advertising campaigns (PR Newswire)

CDK, Reynolds and Reynolds Sued for Alleged Antitrust Practices (The Banks Report - Subscription Required)

Chao confirmed as transportation secretary (CNN)

Elon Musk and Mary Barra will discuss immigration and taxes with Trump (autoblog)

Musk defends decision to stay on Trump advisory council (USA Today)

Talks to Renegotiate NAFTA Likely to Start in May (The Detroit Bureau)

The Battle Between Uber And Lyft Has Become Political (CNBC)

Travis Kalanick leaves President Trump’s advisory council (CNBC)

Uber, Mercedes-Benz parent partner on self-driving cars (USA Today)

U.S. Consumer Spending Rose in December by Most in Three Months (Bloomberg)

VW to pay $1.2 billion or more to US owners of big diesels (CNBC)

Wait 100 days for a clearer picture on Trump: Daimler CEO (CNBC)

Waymo’s Self-Driving Cars Require Less Human Intervention (DrivingSales)

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