Top Automotive Industry News for Week of March 16 - March 22, 2015

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of March 16, 2015 - March 22, 2015.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

BMW to launch X5 plug-in hybrid SUV (LA Times)

Brand-new Chevy Camaro coming in May (LA Times)

Chevy leads in buying carbon offsets, report finds (Detroit Free Press)

Dodge halts Hellcat orders to deal with backlog (Detroit Free Press)

Ford, Microsoft extend partnership on Sync 3 (Detroit Free Press)

Google's Gargantuan Push For Cars With No Steering Wheel By 2020 (Forbes)

Honda may bring UK-built Civic hatchback to U.S., report says (Automotive News)

Honda promotes manufacturing to students (Columbus Dispatch)

Hyundai considering pickup after good reaction to Santa Cruz (autoblog)

Jeep introduces concept SUVs, weighs Wrangler pickup (Detroit Free Press)

Lexus aims to recapture luxury sales crown with retooled RX (Automotive News)

Mercedes Planning to Launch 10 New Plug-Ins by 2017 (The Detroit Bureau)

New V6 engines are only the start at Cadillac (autoblog)

New York Auto Show: Toyota to unwrap two new Scions (LA Times)

Porsche wants a better 'connected car' [UPDATE] (autoblog)

Tech inside the 2016 Chevy Malibu teaches safe driving habits (Engadget)

Tesla to roll out 'auto steering' feature (CNBC)

Tesla’s Plan to Kill Range Anxiety With a Software Update (Wired)

Virgin's Branson aims for Tesla on electric cars (USA Today)

Volkswagen Considering Trucks, Vans For US Market (the truth about cars)

Why Auto Makers Are Building New Factories in Mexico, not the U.S. (Wall Street Journal)

-Automotive Retail News-

AutoNation Reopens Several Luxury Dealerships (Auto Remarketing)

Credit Unions Rev Auto-Loan Growth Engines (Forbes)

Dealers sold 'hundreds' of cars with open recalls, report says (Automotive News)

Dealers, lenders still angling over laws governing F&I tactics (Automotive News)

Emissions order might spur alt-fuel vehicle sales (Detroit Free Press)

GM dealers: Warranty, maintenance cuts could help F&I, hurt service (Automotive News)

GM stays strong in dealership-service satisfaction; Jaguar jumps to No. 1 in luxury (Automotive News)

House Republicans make push to kill auto loan program (The Detroit News)

Hyper-Local Classifieds: The Most Important Trend in Automotive for 2015 (Driving Sales)

Infiniti, auto advertisers see digital boost from March Madness (Automotive News)

More Americans Opt For Risky Long-Term Car Loans (NPR)

New Jersey reverses ban on Tesla's direct auto sales (CNet)

New-Vehicle Sales Set to Achieve Best Month Since 2005 (Ratchet and Wrench)

Penske launches digital sales pilot (Automotive News)

Pickup truck leases on the rise (autoblog)

There are now more Uber cars than yellow taxis in NYC (CNBC)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Autotrader Ranks Top 10 CPO Programs (Auto Remarketing)

Calif. recall bill would tighten used-car loopholes (Automotive News)

How used car shoppers are benefiting from February’s winter wrath (CBT News)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Gas Prices Drop Again After Brief Jump (The Detroit Bureau)

How's your teen driver doing? You can find out… (CNBC)

Musk: Someday, driving a car will be illegal (CNBC)

The Cheapest 2015 Cars To Insure (Forbes)

Your Red Light Traffic Ticket May Have Just Been Tossed (Time)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

$99 million car auction draws mixed results (CNBC)

A flying car you can buy...in 2017! (CNBC)

Red Bull Threatening to Quit Formula One (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Servicing News-

2015 CSI Study: Despite Three-Year Increase in Recalls, Satisfaction among Recall Customers Continues to Climb (J.D. Power)

GM CEO Mary Barra to be quizzed over botched recall (CNN)

Honda adds 105K vehicles to air bag recall (CNBC)

House Bill Introduced to Improve Vehicle Safety (Ratchet and Wrench)

Japan far outpaces U.S. in replacing Takata airbag parts (Automotive News)

NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind Tackles Technology Revolution In Automotive (Forbes)

Nissan Probed by U.S. on Complaints Air Bag Flaw Persists (Bloomberg)

Owner is ultimately responsible for fixing recalled car (The Detroit News)

-General Business & Executive News-

A look inside the Google Car lair (USA Today)

Amazon just scored a big win for its delivery drones ambitions (Business Insider)

Auto Trader (UK) is launching a £2.35 billion IPO today (Business Insider)

Autotrader Rebrands With Mobile Focus (DrivingSales)

Calif. Franchised Dealers Tap DealerVault as Licensed Vendor (Auto Remarketing)

CEO of Larry H. Miller Group Steps Down (Auto Dealer Monthly)

China National Chemical Unit Nears Deal For Tire Maker Pirelli (NYTimes)

Credit Markets Rejoice on Fed Signal Low Rates Will Last Longer (Bloomberg)

LendingTree Joins Pack Refuting Subprime Bubble (Auto Remarketing)

Many Buyers for Subprime Auto Loan Bundle (CNBC)

More gas stations want to sell beer on tap (USA Today)

Moretti Joins RepairPal as Vice President, General Manager (Ratchet and Wrench)

Mr. Buffett: Want more car dealerships? Become a “car person”… (DrivingSales)

Nasdaq near all-time high. Is it another bubble? (CNN Money)

Who Will Survive The Performance Marketing Revolution? (Marketing Land)

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