Top Automotive Industry News for Week of June 18 - June 24, 2018

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week June 18, 2018 - June 24, 2018.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News- 2018 American-Made Index: What's the Most American Car? (

Detroit Rejoices Over Ford's Deal For Abandoned Train Station While Shareholders Wait And Wonder (Forbes)

Exclusive: Toyota, pressed to innovate, is cutting marketing costs to fuel research (Reuters)

Ford plans to revive long-vacant Michigan Central station as hub for its self-driving cars (CNBC)

Ford, Volkswagen explore deal: Is a VW pickup truck next? (USA Today)

Ford, VW consider partnering on vehicles (The Detroit News)

General Motors considering listing shares of Cruise self-driving unit: Report (CNBC)

GM to build Chevrolet Blazer in Mexico (Reuters)

Hyundai teams up with Volkswagen's Audi to boost hydrogen cars (Reuters)

Mercedes? BMW? Nope. Winners in J. D. Power quality survey will surprise you (USA Today)

Tesla Autopilot safety defeat device gets a cease-and-desist from NHTSA (autoblog)

Tesla files suit against former employee alleging they stole company data (MarketWatch)

Top GM execs get new responsibilities under AV push (The Detroit News)

Toyota’s Patent Leader Among Automakers (The Detroit Bureau)

When Will China Build Cars In U.S.? It's Already Happening At Volvo's New Southern Plant (Forbes)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Apple poaches senior self-driving engineer from Waymo (CNBC)

Buses, Delivery Vans and Garbage Trucks Are the Electric Vehicles Next Door (The New York Times)

Demand For Electric And Autonomous Cars In Doubt Despite Huge Investments: AlixPartners (Forbes)

Germany signs deal to allow flying car testing (DrivingSales)

Study questions massive investments in AVs (Automotive News)

Uber Fatality Now Deemed “Entirely Avoidable” (The Detroit Bureau)

Uber will start paying EV drivers in bid to boost electric cars (autoblog)

-Automotive Retail News-

EFG Companies: Dealers Must Embrace Industry Paradigm Shift (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Equifax: Pre-Approvals, Credit Checks Drive Sales (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Honda breaks CPO sales record set almost 5 years ago (Auto Remarketing)

HyreCar Offers Turnkey Carshare Program to Dealers (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Prediction: Auto Industry Headed For Financial Pile-Up as EV Sales Disappoint (Forbes)

Retail Incentives, New Vehicle Sales Grow in May (Vehicle Remarketing)

TrueCar CEO Perry on 5 details that can help dealers build trust (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

At least 9 elements impacting latest wholesale price movements and June forecast (Auto Remarketing)

Auction volume could soon be ahead of 2017 pace (Auto Remarketing)

J.D. Power: Wholesale Prices Down in May, Auction Volume Growing (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Wholesale Prices Down in May, Auction Volume Growing (Vehicle Remarketing)

Wholesale Values Dip to Four-Month Low (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

American Collectors Insurance Announces the Launch of a Strategic Partnership With Automobile Driving Museum (PR Newswire)

Most valuable car ever auctioned up for bid during Monterey Classic Car Week (Monterey Herald)

Volkswagen’s EV racecar just broke records during this year’s Pikes Peak Hill Climb (The Verge)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Audi A6 and A7 hit with airbag-related stop-sale, recall (autoweek)

Kia Recall Comes At Feds' Insistence (Forbes)

Michigan Leads Nation in Repair Affordability (Auto Dealer Monthly)

-General Business & Executive News-

Ally to Pay $20M Settling Claims it Overcharged Lease-to-Own Contracts (Auto Finance News)

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler arrested in Germany as Volkswagen emissions scandal lingers (USA Today)

Audi’s CEO in Jail: Here’s What It Means for the Company (Car and Driver)

Auto Dealer Today Announces Winners of 2018 Dealers’ Choice Awards (Auto Dealer Today)

Experian redefines marketing to help automotive brands better engage and connect with car buyers (PR Newswire)

Trump Administration Tariffs Could Boost Car Prices, Limit Choices (Car and Driver)

Trump escalates trade war rhetoric with threat of European auto tariffs (USA Today)

Volvo's CEO hopes all vehicle tariffs are wiped out, a possible win for Trump (USA Today)

What car imports to U.S. might be hit by tariffs (The Detroit News)

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