Top Automotive Industry News for Week of March 18 - March 24, 2019

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of March 18, 2019 - March 24, 2019.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Aston Martin's Plan To Match Ferrari Hits A Skid Patch (Forbes)

Bloomberg: Pivot to SUV Is Hail Mary for Fisker (Auto Dealer Today)

BMW Warns Profits Will Fall in 2019 After Tough 2018 (The Detroit Bureau)

Cadillac banks on SUVs, electric vehicles to revive brand as sales languish (CNBC)

FCA rejected PSA overtures, WSJ says (Automotive News)

Fiat is struggling in the US. Is the Italian brand ready to pull the plug on America, again? (CNBC)

Ford Boosts Large SUV Output, Going All In On Bigger Is Better For Now (Forbes)

Ford to build new factory in Michigan for autonomous vehicles (CNBC)

Ford's New CFO Is Tim Stone, An Amazon Alum (Forbes)

GM invests $2.7B in Brazilian plants to supply South American market (The Detroit News)

GM plans to make new electric car, spend $300M, hire 400 workers in Lake Orion (USA Today)

Koenigsegg sold 125 copies of its $3 million Jesko 'megacar' within 5 days of its debut (USA Today)

Some popular pickup trucks get poor marks in latest crash tests (CNBC)

Trump blasts UAW leaders before members, says dues are too high (Detroit Free Press )

Trump can't bully GM to reopen plants, industry experts say (Detroit Free Press)

Tesla sues Zoox, claims ex-workers stole trade secrets (The Detroit News)

Tesla Sales Slump as ’19 Starts Is Hinted At in State Data (The New York Times)

Volvo expects electric car margins to match conventional vehicles by 2025 (Reuters)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Google's Automotive Ambitions Take Another Hit (Forbes)

Nvidia Creates A 'Safety Force Field' To Boost Trust In Self-Driving Vehicles (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

Amid challenges, CPO & used-car sales show promise (Auto Remarketing)

Edmunds: Used sales on track for new record (Auto Remarketing)

Carvana adds 3 more Texas markets (Auto Remarketing)

Lease Prices Fall for Chevrolet, Ford, Nissan (Vehicle Remarketing)

Suppliers, Dealers Express Concerns About Stability of Industry (The Detroit Bureau)

Q&A: Car Fraud Puts Dealers on the Hook (AutonDealer Today)

Used Car Sales Tracking at Record Pace as New Car Sales Fade (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Year-to-date wholesale volume rise approaches 10% (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

These 10 cities have the most aggressive drivers in the nation (USA Today)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Hyundai, Kia Face New Engine Fire Investigations (Auto Dealer Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

GM considers options for its Lyft stake following IPO (Reuters)

Lyft gets its first buy rating ahead of IPO that’s expected to price next week (Marketwatch)

More Women Cracking The Auto Industry's Glass Ceiling With Skills, Thick Skin (Forbes)

Uber to Seal $3.1 Billion Deal to Buy Careem This Week (Bloomberg)

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