Top Automotive Industry News for Week of July 13 - July 19, 2020

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of July 13, 2020 - July 19, 2020.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

2021 Ford Bronco revealed: Revived SUV boasts features to make Jeep SUV owners envious (USA Today)

Chevrolet announces electric full-size pickup with 400-mile range (autoblog)

Elon Musk is now worth more than Warren Buffett as Tesla stock continues to break records (CNBC)

EV start-up Fisker to go public through merger with Apollo-backed firm at combined value of $2.9 billion (CNBC)

EXCLUSIVE: With IPO in Sight, Fisker Reveals Production Plans, Switch to VW MEB Platform for Ocean EV (The Detroit Bureau)

FCA to change name to Stellantis after merger with PSA in 2021 (USA Today)

GM gets OK to make N95 face masks: Where they'll be used (USA Today)

Honda Kills Fit, Civic Coupe, And Accord With Manual Gearbox (Motor1)

Jeep shares concept V-8 Wrangler ahead of Bronco reveal (The Detroit News)

Nissan reportedly to cut production 30% due to coronavirus demand slump (autoblog)

Nissan reveals $40,000 electric SUV: Nissan Ariya to arrive in 2021 (USA Today)

Small cars are being discontinued: Why GM, Ford, Toyota have given up on subcompact cars (USA Today)

These Are The Automotive Industry’s Winners And Losers So Far This Year (Forbes)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Amazon-Zoox Deal Details Leak And Hint At Expensive Acquihire (Forbes)

Ansys CEO Declares Super Power Of Simulation To Speed EVs To Market (Forbes)

Commercial truck-maker Navistar teams with start-up TuSimple to develop autonomous semis (CNBC)

New York to invest $750 million to expand EV infrastructure (Automotive News)

-Automotive Retail News-

Brand Loyalty Increasing among New-Vehicle Buyers, J.D. Power Finds (J.D. Power)

Car loan borrowers face challenges getting economic relief (USA Today)

Despite Unique Circumstances, Car Buyers Still Looking for Tried-and-True Favorites (The Detroit Bureau)

eBay Motors Mobile App Launches Escrow and New Chat Features (Yahoo)

Ford promises you can return your car within the first year if you lose your job (MarketWatch)

How Can Auto Dealers Pull Out Of The Pandemic Sales Slump? (Forbes)

Lithia continues to expand, expects busy 2nd half of acquisitions (Auto Remarketing)

Volvo to Revamp Car Subscription Service to Appease California Auto Dealers (Insider)

Where F&I Can Help Increase Successful Contactless Auto Transactions (Auto Dealer Today)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Wholesale Prices Reach Record High (Automotive Fleet)

3 good signs in wholesale auto market (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Are Vehicle Safety Features Actually Reducing Car Accidents? (Forbes)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Car recalls for July 9-16 (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

For Auto Industry, Car Dealers and Consumers, Now What? (Wards Auto)

RumbleOn Announces a Dealer-Centric Pilot Program With CarGurus (BusinessWire)

Cheryl Miller resigns as AutoNation CEO (BizJournals)

Ebay nears $10 billion sale of classified ads unit: sources (Rueters)

U.S. retail sales snap back; high unemployment, rising COVID-19 loom over recovery (Reuters)

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