Top Automotive Industry News for Week of January 4 - January 10, 2021

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of January 4, 2020 – January 10, 2021.

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

-Automotive Executives Association (AEA) News-

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Apple, Hyundai set to agree electric car tie-up, says Korea IT News (Reuters)

Chevrolet's new virtual auto shows and more EVs headed to the lineup (Detroit Free Press)

Chinese search firm Baidu to create an electric vehicle company as tech giants jump into auto space (CNBC)

Fiat Chrysler, citing rental car woes, says sales dropped for 4th quarter, full year 2020 (Detroit Free Press)

Fiat Chrysler unveils new three-row Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV (CNBC)

General Motors Gets a New Logo as It Looks toward Electrification (Car and Driver)

Kia Reveals its New Logo (The Truth About Cars)

Mercedes Hyperscreen Takes In-Car Video Displays to New Extreme (Detroit Bureau)

North American auto industry feels effects of global microchip shortage (Detroit News)

Past Renault models — including LeCar — to be reborn as Evs (autoblog)

Stellantis gets shareholder blessing; Fiat Chrysler, PSA merger could be complete in weeks (Detroit Free Press)

-Automotive Retail News-

Americans are buying cars again (CNN)

Auto Dealerships Changing Hands More Often (Wards)

Best-Selling Full-Size Truck in 2020: GM or Ford? (Detroit Bureau)

Car Shoppers’ Willingness to Purchase Online Remains High as Manufacturer Websites Strive to Evolve (J.D. Power)

COVID-19 Market Insights – 1/5/2021 (Black Book)

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz triples its electric car sales as CEO predicts a ‘transformative’ decade (CNBC)

'Everybody in' is GM's new EV-focused marketing campaign (Cnet)

Hindsight is 2020: A Tough Year for Car Sales (The Truth About Cars)

New Car Sales See Mixed Finish in December after Tumultuous Year (Car and Driver)

Pricier Vehicles Seen Driving Rebound in U.S. Auto Market (Bloomberg)

TD Auto ranks highest in JD Power dealer satisfaction survey (Auto Finance News)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Driven Brands Files $100 Million IPO (Modern Tire)

-General Business & Executive News-

Automakers and Suppliers Plan Major Presence at “Virtual” CES (Detroit Bureau)

Cox Automotive Acquires Dickinson Fleet Services (PR Newswire)

Cox Automotive Acquires Fyusion (Auto Dealer Today)

Ford is skipping Super Bowl ads this year, but still wanted to make a commercial worthy of the big game (CNBC)

GM’s Cruise founder expects consolidation for makers of lidar self-driving vehicle sensors (CNBC)

Pivet-Motional Partnership Expected to Spur Robotaxi Services (Wards)

Protective Closes Transaction to Acquire Revolos, Adds Complementary Product Portfolio to Asset Protection (Auto Dealer Today)

Tesla Chief Musk Now World’s Wealthiest Person due to Record-Setting Stock Price (Detroit Bureau)

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Resigns Amidst D.C. Chaos (The Truth About Cars)

US drivers paying most at the pump since the pandemic (Detroit News)

U.S. economy loses jobs as COVID-19 hammers restaurants, bars (Reuters)

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