Top Automotive Industry News for Week of June 30 - July 6, 2014

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of June 30 – July 6, 2014.

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

- Automotive Manufacturing News –

American-made cars: A dwindling list (USA Today)

Car buyers are most loyal to these brands (CNBC)

Can Volkswagen turn it around in the U.S.? (Forbes)

Dodge Says This Is 'the Most Powerful Muscle Car Ever' (NBC News)

Fiat to list 750.5 million shares on the NYSE (USA Today)

Ford F-150 Ranks "Most American" In Annual Cars.com American-Made Index (Marketwatch)

How Google and Apple Plan to Invade Your Next Car (Time)

Jeep aims to boost future Wrangler's fuel economy (Automotive News)

Mazda unmasking 2016 Miata after Labor Day (MSN Autos)

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman: $1 Million Luxury Car (Businessweek)

Mercedes-Benz Tops Auto Brand Digital Rankings (MediaPost)

VW upgrades Passat with fighter-pilot display to take on BMW (The Detroit News)

- Automotive Retail News –

2-year leases take off at Toyota (Automotive News)

At Halfway Point, Used Sales Ahead of 2013 Pace (Auto Remarketing)

Auto Sales Owe Loans Some Credit (The Wall Street Journal)

AutoNation says new-car sales up 1% in June (Automotive News)

Jeep, Subaru, Rolls-Royce are auto sales winners: Mini, Volkswagen down (Los Angeles Times)

June vehicle sales run at strongest monthly pace in 8 years (Detroit Free Press)

Pickups Lose Momentum in June, While Plug-Based Vehicles Charge Ahead (The Detroit Bureau)

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In June: Leaf's Best-Ever June, Volt Up On May (The Washington Post)

Strong First Half for CPO Sales (Auto Remarketing)

Top 20 vehicles: Ford F-Series wins sales race (USA Today)

Toyota, Nissan post sales gains, Acura craters (USA Today)

U.S. June Auto Sales Keep Climbing (The Wall Street Journal)

Volkswagen sales fall as Euro luxury car brands zoom (USA Today)

Why June's Automotive Sales Actually Will Be Better Than They Appear (The Motley Fool)

- Automotive Wholesale News –

Auction Price Shifts Reflect Elevated Gas Prices (Auto Remarketing)

Your used car could be gaining in value (USA Today)

- Automotive Ownership News –

Average Car On The Road Still Getting Older, But For The Right Reasons (Forbes)

Dead Ahead: A Pothole in Highway Construction Aid (ABC News)

Google puts phones on lockdown (Automotive News)

Weekend Gas Prices Drop, but Iraq Crisis Is a Threat (The New York Times)

- Automotive Enthusiast News –

Barrett-Jackson gears up for custom car competition in Reno (FOX Sports)

Last McLaren Can-Am car goes up for sale at Mecum's Monterey auction (AUTOWEEK)

SEMA Secures US Senate Resolution Designating July 11 As 'Collector Car Appreciation Day' (Aftermarket News)

World’s Longest-Held Ferrari 250GTO Up for Auction—Brace for Another (Possible) Record Sale (Autoblog)

- Automotive Servicing News –

Chrysler Adds 695K Units to Prior Recall (Auto Remarketing)

GM Recalls Another 7.6 Million Vehicles (Business Insider)

Honda to expand US regional air bag recall to include California (Reuters)

Subaru Recalls 660K Vehicles for Brake Line Rust (ABC News)

- General Business & Executive News –

Dealertrack Acquires ASR Pro (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Facebook experiment becomes a debate over power and consent (LA Times)

July 4 Barbecue Costs Climb to Record: Chart (Bloomberg)

GM Canada dealers sue company as sales plummet (The Globe and Mail)

Google Jangles Auto Execs; But Will Driverless Cars Really Ever Happen? (Forbes)

Inflation's Up, Spending's Down (Businessweek)

Is Alan Mulally Ford's best CEO ever? Today is his last at automaker (Detroit Free Press)

LotLinx Welcomes Industry Leader Dean Evans as CEO (Dealer Marketing)

Mortgage rates drop to near 4% (CNN Money)

NIADA Doles Out Industry Awards at Convention (Auto Remarketing)

New Ford CEO gets 14% raise with his title (CNN Money)

Phones, shoes to face scrutiny as airport security tightened: U.S. (Reuters)

Stocks Close at Record Highs as U.S. Hiring Surges (TIME)

Twitter 'Buy Now' Button Appears for First Time (Mashable)

Uber Gets Green Light in London After Massive Protests (TIME)

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