Top Automotive Industry News for Week of July 31 - August 6, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week July 31, 2017 - August 6, 2017.

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

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Analysis: Toyota-Mazda deal adds to signs of auto industry consolidation (USA Today)

Atomization - Sales per New Vehicle Nameplate Will Drop (Forbes)

Carmakers: Let’s make deal on fuel economy (The Detroit News)

Fear of “Manufacturing Hell” Has Investors Unplugging From Tesla (The Detroit Bureau)

Ferrari Confirms SUV Intentions, Vows to 'Reinvent' Segment (

Ford gets downgraded on rising SUV competition from GM (CNBC)

Ford Hopes to Stealthily Boost Mustang Sales in 2018 (The Detroit Bureau)

GM's Chevy Bolt beats Tesla's Model S in Consumer Reports' range test (MarketWatch)

GM sales down 15.4%, FCA drops 10%, Ford down 7.5% for July (Detroit Free Press)

Helped By Soft Dollar And Motorcycles, Honda Weathers Weaker U.S. Sales (Forbes)

Honda's Solo Act Turns Risky in the Alliance-Happy Auto Industry (Bloomberg)

Made in America* -- How the U.S. auto industry was built with foreign labor (CBS)

Subaru profit jumps 18% on U.S. demand (Automotive News)

Talent shortage continues to plague Mich. auto industry (The Detroit News)

Tesla's $1.6 billion cash burn condoned as Musk focuses on EV vision (Automotive News)

Tesla posts steep loss but beats expectations (USA Today)

Toyota and Mazda plan to build $1.6 billion US plant in joint venture (CNBC)

Toyota Net Up, Though Operating Income Falls, Maker Forecasting Big Full-Year Increase (The Detroit Bureau)

Toyota to shift Corolla production to new $1.6B U.S. plant from Mexico (USA Today)

Union vote gets ugly amid allegations of Nissan obstruction, UAW corruption (Automotive News)

Volkswagen executive pleads guilty in US diesel emissions case (CNBC)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Auto Industry Capital Demand Ready to Explode (The Detroit Bureau)

Carmakers push toward mobility as a service (The Detroit News)

People are ready to pay extra for self-driving cars (CNBC)

Puny Humans Still See The World Better than Self Driving Cars (Wired)

Toyota Steers $5M to New Autonomous Vehicle Test Center Near Detroit (The Detroit Bureau)

Where Are All of These Electric Cars Going to Charge? (Fortune)

-Automotive Retail News-

AutoNation Q2 net income down 22% (Automotive News)

Down Times: Takeaways from July 2017 U.S. Auto Sales (Car & Driver)

Elon Musk Is Borrowing Car Dealer ‘Tricks’ to Sell the Model 3 (Bloomberg)

Carvana Launches Next-Day Delivery in Phoenix (Vehicle Remarketing)

CPO sales down 3% in July, still up for year (Auto Remarketing)

Deals get sweeter as buyers sour on cars in in July (USA Today)

Fewer People Leased Cars And Trucks In Q2, For A Change (Forbes)

Green-car demand stalls for July as Tesla prepares Model 3 deliveries (autoblog)

July car sales figures: We looked for hidden fun facts — and found some (autoblog)

KBB: New-Car Transaction Prices Rise Nearly 2% in July (Auto Dealer Monthly)

NADA & NIADA object again to bill aimed to stop retail of recalled units (Auto Remarketing)

New Car Sales Continue Downward Spiral in July (The Detroit Bureau)

Study: Car Buyers Choose Online Research Over Dealership Visits (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Tesla Is All the Rage. But Barely Anyone Is Actually Buying Electric Cars (Fortune)

Why Tesla still doesn't need to advertise (Automotive News)

U.S. auto sales fall in July as carmakers slash rental fleet sales (Reuters)

U.S. Auto Sales Keep Falling, But The Industry's Health Is Improving (Forbes)

U.S. car sales continue to skid, drop 5.7% in July (LA Times)

What's Moving: U.S. Auto Sales (The Wall Street Journal)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Auction unit sales volume expected to top 10 million in 2017 (Auto Remarketing)

Black Book's Used Vehicle Index Remains Flat (Vehicle Remarketing)

Depreciation accelerates as July concludes (Auto Remarketing)

Wholesale Car Values Fall After Several Weeks of Stability (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Chevrolet Bolt Sets Consumer Reports' Electric-Vehicle Range Record (Consumer Reports)

Ride-share danger: People are less likely to buckle up in a hired car (CNBC)

The 10 most-stolen cars and the cost of theft insurance (USA Today)

Why It Costs Nearly Three Times As Much To Insure A Car In Michigan Than In Maine (Forbes)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

25 Favorites from the 2017 Concours d’Elegance of America (Car & Driver)

Watch Hyperloop One passenger pod hit 192 mph in first test (Autoblog)

What Made the McLaren F1 the World's Greatest Car (Road & Track)

-Automotive Servicing News-

More fume issues reported with Ford Explorer Police Interceptors (Detroit Free Press)

Pros and Cons of Keeping Your Service Department Open 7 Days a Week (CBT News)

Top 5 cities most & least impacted by recalls (Auto Remarketing)

-General Business & Executive News-

Amazon, others have potential to disrupt auto industry (The Detroit News)

Authenticom's 'Stunning Victory' in Antitrust Suit on Hold (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Discovery Communications Agrees to Form Leading Automotive Media Company through Consolidated Joint Venture with TEN: The Enthusiast Network (Discovery)

Drive Motors Raises $5.2 Million in Seed Funding (Auto Dealer Monthly)

French Automaker PSA Maps Out North American Reentry (Wards Auto)

Forrester: Self-driving cars will be a marketing boon (MarketingDive)

From Factory Floor to Corner Office, GM’s Mary Barra Is a Rule-Breaker (NBC)

Lawsuit says Wells Fargo auto insurance charges were a fraud (CNBC)

The Auto Industry Is Having a Really Terrible Year (Fortune)

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