Top Automotive Industry News for Week of January 9 - January 15, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week January 9, 2017 - January 15, 2017.

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

-AEA Membership News-

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

2017 Detroit Auto Show Coverage (Automotive News)

2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Named (

A Guilty Plea In Emissions Case Won't Fix VW's Reputation, But These New Models Will Help (Forbes)

Auto suppliers may profit from EV sales even if OEMs don't (autoblog)

Bentley will offer plug-in hybrid version of every model (MotorTrend) Names Best of 2017 Award Winners (PR Newswire)

Elon Musk: Model S 'ludicrous' speed about to get more ludicrous (Market Watch)

EPA accuses Fiat Chrysler of cheating emissions laws (USA Today)

EPA locks in 2025 fuel efficiency rules (Reuters)

Ford Is Adding 700 Jobs in Michigan After Canceling a Plant in Mexico (Time)

GM Sees Higher Profits In 2017 And Will Scoop Up More Stock In Hopes Of Boosting Share Price (Forbes)

How to stop automakers from cheating on emissions tests (CNBC)

Hyundai takes (and makes) the Gold for eco cars (Automotive News)

New Transportation Department panel on automation to weigh in on self-driving cars (LA Times)

Past year marked the third-straight year of no MPG growth (autoblog)

Reports: Renault probed over diesel emissions (USA Today)

Standout Vehicles At This Year’s Detroit Auto Show (DrivingSales)

U.S. senator seeks probe of Fiat Chrysler diesel marketing (Reuters)

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz is yet another bus concept for Detroit (egmCarTech)

Waymo's self-driving cars need less driver intervention (USA Today)

What emissions scandal? VW may have just become the world's top-selling automaker (LA Times)

Why so few cars qualify as "American-made" (CBS News)

-Automotive Retail News-

Annual New-Vehicle Sales Exceed 17.5M (Vehicle Remarketing)

Autodata: December Sales Push 2016 New-Vehicle Sales Above 17.5 Million (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Autotrader's top CPO deals for January (Auto Remarketing)

Consumers Prioritizing Vehicle Tech Over Brand (Vehicle Remarketing)

CRM – The Death of Customer Interaction (Digital Dealer)

Dealer Digital Marketing Report December 2016 (DrivingSales)

Ford Says Trump Presidency Could Boost Truck Sales (TopSpeed)

Green car sales might be preparing for liftoff in 2017 (autoblog)

NADA'S Welch tells automakers to end 'unfair' incentive programs (Automotive News)

Smaller Cars Back in Demand, Black Book Says (Vehicle Remarketing)

What causes transparency in F&I? (CBT News)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

3 segments lead price declines to start 2017 (Auto Remarketing)

Auctions filling with units that ‘have a lot of appeal’ (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Tesla details Supercharging fees for new buyers (CNBC)

Traffic Deaths Continued To Rise In 2016 But Reasons Why Are Still Elusive (Forbes)

Your Future Car, According To CES (MotorTrend)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

America was the unexpected theme at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show thanks to Trump (autoblog)

Burt Reynolds to drive his own Bandit Trans Am onto Barrett-Jackson auction stage (Fox News)

Lego's full-sized Batmobile is one of the coolest cars at the Detroit Auto Show (autoblog)

Watch every new car unveiling at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show / (CNET)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Ford expands Takata recall by 816K air bags (Detroit News)

Toyota adds 543,000 vehicles to Takata air bag recalls (CNBC)

-General Business & Executive News-

2017 NADA Convention Exhibitor List

As Self-Driving Cars Approach, the Auto Industry Races to Rebuild (Wired)

Chao Expected To Be Confirmed As Department Of Transportation Head (DrivingSales)

Insiders Say Lyft Could Beat Uber To Profitability (Forbes)

Mercedes-Benz Confirms Super Bowl Ad Buy (DrivingSales)

Seven automotive trends to watch in 2017 (The Washington Post)

Takata Will Plead Guilty To Fraud Charges In Worst Auto Safety Crisis In U.S. History (Forbes)

Tesla Gigafactory to get world's largest rooftop solar array (autoblog)

The Auto Industry May Have A Lot To Gain From Trump (Forbes)

TrueCar Announces Latest Updates To “Dealer Pledge” Initiative (Yahoo)

Trump recommits to 'major border tax' on foreign-produced U.S. products (Reuters)

Uber to open self-driving car lab near Detroit (USA Today)

US indicts 3 former Takata executives; criminal settlement Friday (CNBC)

U.S. retail sales boosted by auto demand; producer prices climb (Reuters)

VinSolutions Announces New Integration with Dealertrack (Auto Dealer Monthly)

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