Top Automotive Industry News for Week of July 8 - July 14, 2019

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of July 8, 2019 - July 14, 2019.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Big profits, slowing sales make for tough UAW contract talks (The Detroit News)

EV Start-Up Seres Delays U.S. Model Debut Due to China Troubles (The Detroit Bureau)

Ford, VW confirm plan to expand collaboration to include autonomous and electric vehicles (CNBC)

Ford knew Focus, Fiesta models had flawed transmission, sold them anyway (Detroit Free Press)

Jaguar, BMW and Mercedes have most to lose among automakers in US tariff war (CNBC)

Mexican-made autos stream across border at record rate in first half of 2019 (CNBC)

Opinion: Toyota’s Prius is testing a new solar look that could put it back in the lead for hybrid cars (MarketWatch)

Tesla to Apple: Help us nail robocar-secrets thief (The Detroit News)

Toyota Preparing to Invest $398M in Texas Truck Plant (The Detroit Bureau)

Toyota will build new SUV at Alabama plant it's building with Mazda (autoblog)

Trump administration freezing fuel efficiency penalties (Reuters)

Volkswagen Turns Out The Lights On Beloved Beetle (Forbes)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Alphabet’s self-driving car company tests free Wi-Fi and music to entice riders (CNBC)

Car2Go theft in Chicago is a lesson for car-sharing business (Automotive News)

Luminar Lands $100 Million Funding Boost To Ramp Up Lidar For Self-Driving Cars And Trucks (Forbes)

Mobileye Founder Stands In Contrast To Musk On Automated Driving (Forbes)

Money And Politics, Not Technology, Stand Between Us And Self-Driving Cars (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

Amid June's record, new and CPO Ram sales 'feed off each other' (Auto Remarketing)

Autotrader: For top CPO deals this month, these brands stand out (Auto Remarketing)

New-Car Prices Up 3.1% in June (Auto Dealer Today)

Report: Slow Sales Aside, Auto Groups Outperform Market (Auto Dealer Today)

Site promises to group car buyers, lessees in a savings ‘bucket’ (Auto Remarketing)

Used Vehicle Retention Index Ticks Up in June (Auto Dealer Today)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Depreciation Continues to Follow Seasonal Trend (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Prepare for sticker shock if you haven’t shopped for a new car lately (CNBC)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Mazda recalls over 250,000 vehicles to fix unexpected engine stalling (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

A Bug's Life: Remembering The Classic Volkswagen Beetle (NPR)

CDK hones in on dealer software, customer service (Automotive News)

First ride: Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle screams raw power (Electrek)

Kemper Enters into Marketing Agreement to Move its $16 Million Classic Collectors Auto Business to Hagerty (Yahoo News)

Rebound Seen in U.S. Consumer Spending Even as Economic Growth Slows (Bloomberg)

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