Top Automotive Industry News for Week of January 4 - January 10, 2016

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week January 4, 2016 - January 10, 2016.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

2016 Free Press Car and Truck of the Year (Detroit Free Press)

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

Apple Car rumors flurry after new domain registration (CNBC)

Audi to raise share of electric cars to 25 percent of U.S. sales (Reuters)

Autonomous vehicles will be safer, not perfect (Automotive News)

Chevrolet Unveils New All-Electric Long-Range Bolt (DrivingSales)

Driverless cars still confused by cyclists: Renault CEO (CNBC)

Fiat Chrysler Debuts New Uconnect Features, Super-Size Screen (Forbes)

Ford partners with Amazon to connect cars with homes (USA Today)

Ford will expand self-driving test car fleet to 30 (Reuters)

Ford's profit gets unexpected $1.5 billion boost (USA Today)

GM Is Back in Super Bowl After One Year Off (Ad Age)

Hyundai unveils hybrid-dedicated car to take on Toyota's Prius (Reuters)

Jeep: 75th anniversary SUVs at Detroit auto show (The Detroit News)

Kia will launch a fully autonomous car by 2030 (autoblog)

No one wants to buy Mitsubishi's only US plant (autoblog)

Prepping for First SUV, Rolls-Royce Begins Testing New Aluminum Spaceframe (The Detroit Bureau)

Renault-Nissan alliance plans self-driving cars over next 4 years (CNBC)

Takata Emails Reveal Tampering (Ratchet and Wrench)

Tesla delivers more cars than ever before, but its stock price dives (LA Times)

This is Faraday Future’s ridiculous 1,000-horsepower electric concept car (The Verge)

Toyota hires team of experts for billion-dollar AI lab (autoblog)

Toyota to Adopt Ford’s Entertainment Software to Fend Off Google, Apple (Recode)

U.S. Sues Volkswagen in Diesel Emissions Scandal (The New York Times)

Voikswagen global sales fall below 10 million (USA Today)

Volkswagen Chief Tries To Put Diesel Debacle Behind And Look Ahead To An Electric Autonomous Future (Forbes)

Volkswagen likely to buy back 115,000 cars in U.S: German report (Reuters)

Volkswagen to unveil new SUV in electric-car push to win back U.S. buyers (Reuters)

Volvo Making Semi-Autonomous System Standard on New S90 (The Detroit Bureau)

VW’s New Electric Bus Will Blow Your Mind, But It’s Not Particularly Groovy (Time)

-Automotive Retail News-

5 years of record CPO sales (Auto Remarketing)

AutoNation CEO warns automakers not to push sales by incentives (Reuters)

Best-Selling Vehicles of 2015 (autoblog)

Disconnect grows over electric cars (The Detroit News)

Fiat Chrysler reports best December sales in 90 years (MarketWatch)

New Cars That Suffer The Worst Resale Values (Forbes)

Pay attention to these CPO trends in 2016 (Auto Remarketing)

Subaru, Ford Rank Highest in Loyalty Rates, Experian Reports (Auto Dealer Monthly)

These Auto Sales Records Were Broken in 2015 (Time)

U.S. Car Sales Set Record in 2015 (The Wall Street Journal)

Used Car Market Finishes Strong in 2015 (Vehicle Remarketing)

What to expect as used unit sales rise & margins slide (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Annual depreciation for cars reaches over 18% (Auto Remarketing)

Auction prices, activity strong through holidays (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

20-year-old invents a device to stop teens texting behind the wheel (Mashable)

Insurers Brace for the Self-Driving Future and Fewer Accidents (The New York Times)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

FCA rides 'Star Wars' wave with Chargers, Challengers, Vipers and more (LA Times)

Million-dollar muscle cars coming to Mecum's Florida auction (USA Today)

The Most Futuristic Cars We Saw at CES This Year (Time)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Mazda recalls 374,000 vehicles for Takata airbag defects (CNBC)

VW proposes catalytic converter to fix U.S. test-cheating cars, report says (Automotive News)

-General Business & Executive News-

2016 is the year CES became the high-tech auto show (Engadget)

5 key auto trends, issues to watch in 2016 (Detroit Free Press)

At Detroit Auto Show 2016, Muscle Will Elbow Out Luxury (Bloomberg)

Audi Just Led a $28M Investment in This Rental Car Startup (Fortune)

Fisker files $100M lawsuit against Aston Martin (The Detroit News)

FTC Plans to Study the Auto-Buying Experience (Auto Dealer Monthly)

General Motors, Gazing at Future, Invests $500 Million in Lyft (NY Times)

Jaguar Land Rover Announces Inaugural Startups Selected For Tech Incubator (Forbes)

Mary Barra To Become Chairman Of GM’s Board (DrivingSales)

No One Hates Political Ads More Than Car Dealers (Ad Age)

Subaru buckles in car connectivity with Liberty Mutual Insurance app (Mobile Marketer)

US auto sales hit an all-time record in 2015, strong 2016 ahead (US News & World Report)

Why car executives at CES are talking about 'frenemies' (Business Insider)

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