Top Automotive Industry News for Week of July 4 - July 10, 2016

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week July 4, 2016 - July 10, 2016.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

2017 North American Car, Truck, and Utility of the Year entries announced (Autoblog)

A Look At This Week’s Top OEM Headlines (CBT News)

Another Tesla crashes and Autopilot is blamed again (USA Today)

Average mpg of new vehicles sold in U.S. slips in June, study says (Automotive News)

Carmakers Want Relief from Tough 2025 Mileage Mandate (The Detroit Bureau)

Fiat Chrysler Could Have Added Safety Device To Confusing Shifter, But Didn't. Audi Did (Forbes)

Florida investigators found laptop in Tesla involved in fatal crash (CNBC)

Ford Explorers investigated for exhaust gas odor inside SUV (CNBC)

Ford F-150 review: America's best-selling vehicle still delivers (LA Times)

Honda discontinues CR-Z hybrid (USA Today)

Nissan ups technology, power for 2017 Pathfinder SUV (The Detroit News)

NTSB to scrutinize driver automation with probe of Tesla crash (Automotive News)

Panasonic Stands Behind Tesla After a Hard Few Weeks (Fortune)

Red Bull and Aston Martin Will Only Make 150 Of These Pricy Cars (Fortune)

Renault-Nissan alliance sees savings growth slowing (Reuters)

Tesla pushes out more than 18,000 cars in Q2 as deliveries fall short (CNBC)

Tesla: Autopilot mode did not contribute to Pa. crash (Detroit News)

Toyota plans to cut 800 jobs in Thailand (Reuters)

Volkswagen to pay $86M to California (USA Today)

VW, LG Partner to Develop Connected Car Platform (Ratchet & Wrench)

-Automotive Retail News-

Beepi now offers nationwide delivery (Auto Remarketing)

Cars aren't affordable, study finds (Automotive News)

Digital auto retailing: The impact to F&I office (Auto Remarketing)

Electric Vehicles Now Dominate Used Auto Market (Cheatsheet)

Factors that weigh into sales for the rest of the year (CBT News)

How to Sell Your Car the Modern Way: We Put Seven Online Services to the Test (Car & Driver)

Jumpstart: 60% of Millennials Buy a New Vehicle Every Three Years (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Nissan sold a car on Twitter (The Verge)

Pickups, vans lift overall used-vehicle prices (Automotive News)

Quarterly CPO sales at all-time high (Auto Remarketing)

Subcompact cars take big resale price hit (USA Today)

Surging Truck Sales Hurting National Fuel Economy Average (The Detroit Bureau)

The Used Car Market: What's Driving Growth? (Forbes)

Useful Mobile Marketing Strategies for Car Dealers (DrivingSales)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Gas prices keep dealers hunting for trucks & SUVs (Auto Remarketing)

Manheim Index now 1.3% away from record high (Auto Remarketing)

Small, Mid-Size Cars Show Large Depreciation Rates (Vehicle Remarketing)

Used Vehicle Prices Reach Highest Level in Four Years (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Cheaper gas might end up costing drivers in the long run, according to AAA. (CNN Money)

Gas Prices Are Already Back Under $2 a Gallon in 32 States (Time)

Maybe It's Time To Curb Our Unbridled Enthusiasm For Self-Driving Cars (Forbes)

Speed Up, Slowpoke, or Get a Ticket (The New York Times)

The Cities With The Worst Drivers In The U.S. (Forbes)

Thieves Go High-Tech to Steal Cars (WSJ)

Why the U.S. Is a World Leader in Car Crash Deaths (U.S. News & World Report)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Dream cars: Luxury concept cars envision the future (USA Today)

Joey from 'Friends' is now the most powerful man in automotive media (Business Insider)

Most valuable American car up for auction (CNN Money)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Volkswagen recalls 5,900 gas-powered Touran models worldwide (Reuters)

-General Business & Executive News-

Alibaba Ventures into Connected Cars, Partners SAIC Motor (Yahoo Finance)

Automotive Retail Stocks Hammered Again (The Banks Report)

AutoNation To Acquire Four Luxury Stores in Westchester County, New York (DrivingSales)

CFPB accuses some lenders of deceptive GAP, payment deferral ads (Automotive News)

Elon Musk tweets he might unveil 'Top Secret Tesla Masterplan' this week (LA Times)

Ford CEO Mark Fields: 5 things all business leaders should be doing (CNBC)

Helsinki looks to make cars obsolete by 2025 (Autoblog)

Self-Driving Car Fleets Won't Destroy The Auto Industry, But Here's How Much They Could Hurt (Forbes)

Takata Said to Contact Up to 20 Possible Bidders to Speed Sale (Bloomberg)

Tesla, Ruby Tuesday Partner For Supercharger Stations (MediaPost)

This Stripped-Down, High-Tech Vehicle Could Change Auto Advertising Forever (AdWeek)

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