Top Automotive Industry News for Week of January 8 - January 14, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week January 8, 2018 - January 14, 2018.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

2018 Detroit Auto Show Preview: Here’s What to Expect (Car & Driver)

2018 North American International Auto Show Coverage (Automotive News)

BMW hits 2017 sales record, but Mercedes keeps lead (autoblog)

Carmakers Risk Losing 40% Of Today's Profit Pools When Electric Robo-Taxis Take Off (Forbes)

Electric vehicle tax credit survives, but GM and Tesla aren’t cheering (CNBC)

EPA fuel economy sets a record, but just barely (autoblog)

FCA to shift heavy-duty Ram output to U.S. from Mexico (Automotive News)

Feds: Carmakers averaged nearly 25 mpg in 2016 (The Detroit News)

Fiat Chrysler moving some production back from Mexico (USA Today)

Fiat Chrysler to invest more than $1 billion in Michigan plant and give $2,000 bonuses in response to tax reform (CNBC)

Ford, Chevy and Ram unveil new pickups: Why America loves them (USA Today)

Ford ups electric vehicle plans to $11 billion by 2022: executive (Reuters)

GM races to build a formula for profitable electric cars (Reuters)

Henrik Fisker Officially Reveals Autonomous EMotion EV (The Detroit Bureau)

Lincoln Double-Digit Sales Increase in 2017 Led by China (The Detroit Bureau)

Mercedes-Benz infotainment system hopes to be Siri of cars (autoblog)

Mexican Auto Imports on Increase Despite Trump’s Pushback (The Detroit Bureau)

Model 3 owners accuse Tesla of bait-and-switch on premium interior materials (autoblog)

New Toyota-Mazda plant boosts Alabama's influence in the auto industry (CNBC)

Toyota Adds Amazon Alexa, Android Auto Adds Google Assistant (

Reports: Ford may hatch a new 'Bullitt' Mustang (USA Today)

US law firm accuses Ford of rigging trucks to cheat emission tests (CNBC)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Ad Age @ CES: 5 Things We Learned About The Future of Auto (Ad Age)

Auto industry anticipating electric, driverless future (The Detroit News)

Byton’s electric SUV concept is another wild stab at the future of cars (The Verge)

CES: Amazon's Alexa Making More Inroads Into Vehicles (Forbes)

First true autonomous cars won't be for sale (Detroit Free Press)

GM moves to deploy driverless car fleet in 2019 (The Detroit News)

GM takes steering wheel, pedals out of Chevy Bolt, asks feds to allow testing (USA Today)

Google brings its Assistant to Android Auto (TechCrunch)

Honda’s New Robots Enhance Human Capabilities (The Detroit Bureau)

How self-driving cars will change cities: The view from CES (PitchBook)

Nissan Unveils New Brain-to-Vehicle Technology (DrivingSales)

Tesla Semi could save money over diesels within 2 years of ownership (CNBC)

Traditional Automakers Could Be Left Out in the Cold By the Rise of Electric and Autonomous Vehicles (The Detroit Bureau)

What I Learned About Self-Driving Cars At CES (Psst ... They're -- Almost -- Here) (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

2017's Top 10 Fastest Selling Used Cars (Vehicle Remarketing)

39.5 million used-car sales expected this year (Auto Remarketing)

Audi Captive Joins AutoGravity Network (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Chase Joins AutoFi’s Digital Retailing Platform (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Dent Wizard Rolls Out New F&I Programs (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Much-needed change comes to auto buying & financing (Auto Remarketing)

KBB: Average New-Vehicle Prices Rise to Record High in December (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Seller’s Market: 33% of Americans Want New Cars (Auto Dealer Monthly)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Black Book index declines after 4-month streak of increases (Auto Remarketing)

Manheim: Wholesale Used Vehicle Prices Continue to Soften (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Where Auction Edge finds expansion in working with independents (Auto Remarketing)

Wholesale Prices Continued Monthly Decline in December (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

How Car Companies Decide You’ll Ride a Mustang or Catch a Tiguan (The New York Times)

How Marketers Are Turning Your Car Into a Branded Experience (AdWeek)

Road Crashes Not Only Cost Lives: They Hurt Economic Growth, New Report Finds (Forbes)

The Long Haul: 15 Vehicles Owners Keep For At Least 15 Years (Forbes)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

At Mecum, the heart of the collector car market beats strongly (Classic Cars)

Detroit Auto Show: Ford shows off 2019 Mustang Bullitt, finds original 1968 Fastback (Detroit Free Press)

Faraday Future's FF91 still packs a punch at CES 2018 (CNET)

World’s largest collector car auction takes place in Florida (Motoring Research)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Fiat Chrysler recalls 162,000 minivans over glitch that may cause stall (CNBC)

Ford orders 2,900 Ranger pickup owners to stop driving and replace Takata air bags (USA Today)

Toyota adds 601,000 vehicles to Takata air bag recalls (CNBC)

-General Business & Executive News-

ALG Names Mike Darrow President (Business Insider)

Detroit Auto Show May Be Celebrating An Era About To End (NY Times)

Digital License Plate Maker Closes $11.1 Million Finance Round (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Electric cars will fail, but we'll build them anyway, say global auto execs: KPMG (Green Car Reports)

J.D. Power's Stanton named NADA COO (Auto Remarketing)

New report finds that auto dealerships discriminate against people of color (NBC News)

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi wants to spend up to $1 billion on start-ups over next 5 years (CNBC)

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