Top Automotive Industry News for Week of June 19 - June 25, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week June 19, 2017 - June 25, 2017.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study: New-Vehicle Initial Quality is Best Ever, J.D. Power Finds (J.D. Power)

Automakers Ramping Up Production Cuts as Sales Slide (The Detroit Bureau)

BMW exec says brands need to take more risks (Automotive News)

Cyber Attack At Honda Stops Production After WannaCry Worm Strikes (Forbes)

Ford investing $900 million in Kentucky plant for SUVs (USA Today)

Ford’s Signal to the Auto World: Here Comes China (New York Times)

Ford to import Focus small car from China in 2019 (CNBC)

For thousands of U.S. auto workers, downturn comes fast (Automotive News)

GM exits NHTSA safety oversight, seeks new relationship (The Detroit News)

GM settles hundreds of ignition switch lawsuits (Reuters)

In-Vehicle Tech: Demand Strong, Willingness to Pay Varies (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Kia tops J.D. Power initial quality survey. See how other cars rank (USA Today)

Many U.S. auto workers already facing difficult times (DrivingSales)

New vehicle reliability hits record high but driver-assist features struggle (CNBC)

Renault-Nissan plans driverless ride-hailing and ride-sharing services (Automotive News)

Tesla Autonomous Vehicle Chief Drives Off; Latest in a Series of High-Level Departures (The Detroit Bureau)

Tesla Closing in on Deal to Build Cars in China (The Detroit Bureau)

Tesla is ‘actively talking to other automakers’ about opening up its Supercharger network, says CTO JB Straubel (Electrek)

Toyota Rules Out Using Diesel Hybrids (The Detroit Bureau)

U.S. factory output declines for second time in past three months (Reuters)

Volvo promises 'world-beating' performance EVs under Polestar brand (CNET)

Why won’t Tesla participate in the J.D. Power quality survey? (Autoweek)

-Automotive Evolution News-

As Uber Flails, It’s Self Driving Tech Rolls On (Wired)

Bosch to build $1.1B chip plant for self-driving cars (The Detroit News)

GM testing smart road tech with MDOT, Macomb Co. (The Detroit News)

Mcity to launch driverless shuttle service at University of Michigan (Detroit Free Press)

Michelin Introduces New Sustainable Tire Concept (

Nissan’s Next-gen Leaf Will Kind of, Sort of, Drive Itself (The Truth About Cars)

Panasonic sees the future of solar on car rooftops. (Automotive News)

-Automotive Retail News-

CarMax finds human interaction still key in online sales process (Auto Remarketing)

CarMax Q1 net jumps 21% on delayed consumer tax refunds (Automotive News)

Carvana names Oklahoma City 30th market (Auto Remarketing)

FCA to dealers: Stock up on Grand Caravans (Automotive News)

Flexdrive model seen as opportunity for dealers (Auto Remarketing)

From Digital To Delivery: 4 Keys To Close New Vehicle Buyers (Digital Dealer)

Fuel Economy Ratings Still Drive New Car Purchases (The Detroit Bureau)

Honda revamps CPO website to showcase inventory (Auto Remarketing)

Loyalty to Sedans Remains Strong as SUVs Grow (Auto Dealer Monthly)

May Dealership Digital Marketing Report (DrivingSales)

Quality, tech make used cars ‘compelling value proposition’ (Auto Remarketing)

S&P/Experian: Concerns About Subprime Auto Bubble ‘Seem to Be Behind Us’ (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Swapalease: Lease Approval Rate Falls to Three-Year Low (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Used cars are getting cheaper: CarMax (Fox Business)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Dealer consignment & small-car price movements highlight latest Black Book update (Auto Remarketing)

J.D. Power: Wholesale Values Decline in May (Auto Dealer Monthly)

With Gas Prices Low, Small Cars Struggle (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Driver killed in Tesla self-driving car crash ignored warnings, NTSB reports (USA Today)

Record number of US motorists seen hitting roads on July 4 holiday (CNBC)

Study: Crash Claims Rise With Legalized Marijuana (

The Car Was Repossessed, but the Debt Remains (The New York Times)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Next 'Spider-Man' to Show Redesigned Audi A8 (

This Could Be Your Last Weekend to Listen to NPR's "Car Talk" (Road & Track)

-Automotive Servicing News-

FCA backs new public education campaign on auto recalls (Automotive News)

-General Business & Executive News-

2017 U.S. Auto Insurance Study: Premium Increases Become Sticking Point for U.S. Auto Insurance Customers (J.D. Power)

AutoGravity launches national TV ads (Automotive News)

Harley-Davidson Enters Bidding War To Buy Ducati From Volkswagen (AutoSpies)

Hyundai's Dean Evans Named One Of The World's Most Influential Chief Marketing Officers By Forbes (PR Newswire)

Kalanick Forced Out as CEO of Uber (The Detroit Bureau)

Millennials are ruining traditional automotive marketing (AutoWeek)

Uber and Tesla are showing ominous signs that the era of auto disruption may be about to come to an abrupt end (Business Insider)

Waymo filing says ex-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick knew engineer had Google info (TechCrunch)

Westlake acquires Credit Union Leasing of America (Auto Remarketing)

What to expect in defective air bag maker Takata's looming bankruptcy (USA Today)

Women In Automotive: The Day-To-Day Story (DrivingSales)

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