Top Automotive Industry News for Week of January 7 - January 13, 2019

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of January 7, 2019 - January 13, 2019.

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

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

2020 Nissan Leaf Plus Crosses The 200-Mile Threshold (Forbes)

Byton M-Byte’s Videoscreen Will Be as Large as Seven I-Pads, Support a Very Different Business Model (The Detroit Bureau)

Detroit auto show offers glimpse of future without the sedan. You want a utility vehicle or sports car? (CNBC)

Economist: Expect General Motors to lay off even more Michigan workers (Detroit Free Press)

Elon Musk breaks ground on Tesla's Shanghai factory (CNBC)

Ex-Nissan chair Ghosn indicted for breach of trust (The Detroit News)

FCA has to pay some Jeep, Ram owners about $3,000 (Detroit Free Press)

FCA Will Pay $700M to Settle Diesel Dispute (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Fiat Chrysler’s Diesel Effort Produces a Costly Settlement (The New York Times)

Ford and Cadillac SUVs, Toyota sports car star at auto show (ABC News)

Ford, VW to detail commercial pickup partnership Tuesday (The Detroit News)

Ford, VW work toward announcing alliance at Detroit auto show (USA Today)

Ford breaks with GM and Toyota on the future of talking-car technology (LA Times)

Ford plans 'significant' job cuts in Europe, expects Volkswagen ties (USA Today)

GM says 2018 earnings exceeded expectations and 2019 looks even better (CNBC)

It Takes An Ecosystem: Transportation-Focused Executives Turn To Outside Providers, Customers, Suppliers And Competitors (Forbes)

Nissan Leaf electric car gets longer range: 40% boost to battery power for Leaf e+ (USA Today)

Tesla to stop selling cheapest versions of Model S and Model X, says Elon Musk (USA Today)

The ten hottest cars debuting at the Detroit auto show (CNBC)

Toyota Offers AI-Enabled Crash Avoidance Tech To Rivals Amid Auto Safety Push At CES (Forbes)

Toyota pushes hybrids despite slowing gas-electric auto sales (CNBC)

Volkswagen delivered 10.8 million cars in 2018, eyes world No.1 spot (autoblog)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Amazon Will Get Into More U.S. Cars With A New Alexa Partnership (Forbes)

Daimler trucks chief devotes $572 million to driverless technology (LA Times)


The robot car industry just acknowledged it has an image problem (LA Times)

Top 10 Industries Transformed By Self-Driving Cars (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

2018 New-Vehicle Sales Reach 17.33M (Vehicle Remarketing)

Digital retailing platform gains approved dealers (Auto Remarketing)

Light trucks are now a record 69 percent of the U.S. market (AutoWeek)

Study: Tech Helps Dealers Build Service Loyalty (Auto Dealer Today)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

2018 Used Car Market Stronger Than Year Before (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

8 Cars, Concepts and Technologies That Ruled 2019 CES (

CES is now one of the world's biggest auto shows as Ford to Uber debut new technology (CNBC)

Motorsport Network and Speed Digital launch (AutoClassics)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.6M vehicles to fix air bags (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

AutoNation COO, other execs leave company in restructuring (Auto Remarketing)

Cox Automotive launches mobility fleet servicing network (Auto Remarketing)

Exeter Finance Files for IPO, Expects to Raise $100M (Auto Finance News)

If the shutdown lasts two more weeks, the cost to the economy will exceed price of Trump’s wall (CNBC)

Let the games begin: Tracking every ad for Super Bowl 2019 (MarketingDive)

Uber and Lyft’s long-awaited IPOs could crash into government-shutdown wall (MarketWatch)

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