Top Automotive Industry News for Week of July 2 - July 8, 2018

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week July 2, 2018 - July 8, 2018.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Aging lineup ails Ford in China (The Detroit News)

Automakers race to ship cars ahead of tariffs (autoblog)

EU: Auto tariffs could mean $300B retaliation (The Detroit News)

GM plans to boost Chevy Bolt production by 20 percent (autoblog)

How likely is a Fiat Chrysler/Hyundai merger? (Detroit Free Press)

It’s Time for the Auto Industry to Get on the Same Level as Other Brands (AdWeek)

Musk's Next Task After Mad Dash To Tesla Model 3 Assembly Goal: Do It Every Week (Forbes)

Mustang is a hit with Chinese buyers, Ford says (USA Today)

Renault, Nissan to decide on merger within 2 years, sources say (Automotive News)

Tesla Facing New Investigation From California Regulators, As It Builds Cars In A Tent (Jalopnik)

Tesla stopped a 'brake and roll' test as it pushed to hit Model 3 goals (CNBC)

Tesla will be profitable by September, says Gene Munster (CNBC)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Could driverless cars cause more congestion in urban cores? (LA Times)

How Toyota And Honda Are Making The Leap Into The Future Of Mobility (Forbes)

Hyundai Invests in Autotalks to Develop Connectivity Technology (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Intel Signs On As Tech Partner For Baidu's 'Apollo' China Robot Car Alliance (Forbes)

The Misinformation Around Electric Vehicles (Forbes)

Volvo Launches New Mobility Brand (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Retail News-

Auto industry touts strong sales, but tariff talk clouds picture (Detroit Free Press)

CarMax boosts online buying (Automotive News)

Edmunds: Stage Set for Market Contraction (Auto Dealer Monthly)

EV Sales on the Rise in First Half of 2018 in the US (The Detroit Bureau)

Ford slides deeper into China rut after worst ever first half vehicle sales (Reuters)

More buyers could shift from leasing (Automotive News)

Negative equity hits record high (Automotive News)

NY dealer group adds DealerDNA tech to provide shoppers online vehicle pricing (Auto Remarketing)

Top US automakers report higher vehicle sales in June (CNBC)

US auto sales enjoy June increase: Ford, Fiat Chrysler up (USA Today)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Black Book pinpoints the wholesale segment to watch (Auto Remarketing)

Black Book: Wholesale Values Remain Stable at Start of Summer (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Small Cars and SUVs Drive Wholesale Values in June (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Fourth of July holiday gas prices hit 4-year high (USA Today)

How To Beat the Rising Cost of Gasoline This Summer (Forbes)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

18 Cool Cars from the Martin Auto Museum (Automobile)

Classic And Used Cars Are Falling Victim To US Trade War (Business Insider)

The Delightfully Nonsensical Slingshot Might Just Be the Future of Driving (Wired)

This Weekend, Travis Pastrana Will Attempt to Break Three of Evel Knievel’s Motorcycle Jump Records (Car and Driver)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Advocacy group seeks Ford Explorer recall due to fumes (The Detroit News)

Mazda recalls 270,000 vehicles over Takata airbags explosion risk (Detroit Free Press)

-General Business & Executive News-

As Tariff Fight Escalates, 10 Things To Know About U.S. Motor Vehicle Trade (Forbes)

Auto Industry in the Crosshairs as First Shots Fired in China Trade War (The Detroit Bureau)

KPA Acquires Auto Advisory Services Inc. (F&I Showroom)

Lyft Bikes is now a thing (TechCrunch)

NADA chairman: Auto tariffs are the wrong way to address trade concerns (Auto Remarketing)

Oil companies fight back for charging dollars (Green Car Reports)

Tariff hikes could be 'real shock to the system' for the thriving US auto industry, CEO says (CNBC)

Under Pressure Over Scandals, EPA Chief Pruitt Resigns (The Detroit Bureau)

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