Top Automotive Industry News for Week of March 21 - March 27, 2016

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week March 21, 2016 - March 27, 2016.

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

-AEA Membership News-

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

A Look At This Week’s Top OEM Headlines (CBT News)

Audi plans 12 refreshed, new U.S. vehicles by 2019 (Reuters)

BMW Expects to Take Long-Forbidden Step with M Brand (The Detroit Bureau)

BMW perseveres with i3 in tough environment for EVs (Automotive News)

Five ‘misses’ at the N.Y. Auto Show (USA Today)

Ford CEO defends investment strategy amid Trump criticism (Reuters)

Ford Motor CEO: We are here to stay in the US (CNBC)

Ford Says It Can Survive a Drastic Auto Sales Plunge (Fortune)

GM Analyzes Security Vulnerabilities Reported By External Researchers (DrivingSales)

Here’s Lincoln’s Massive New Navigator Concept SUV (Time)

Hyundai's Genesis Brand Poised To Take On BMW's Vaunted 3 Series (Forbes)

Judge gives Volkswagen one month to plan diesel-emissions fix (LA Times)

Lexus And Subaru Take Away Top Honors In KBB 2016 Brand Image Awards (AutoSpies)

Maserati blows into New York with its first SUV (Detroit Free Press)

Nissan and Renault Set to Launch 10 Autonomous Vehicles by 2020 (The Detroit Bureau)

Nissan's New Mobility Concept Is A Chilly, Bone-Jarring Curiosity On New York's Crowded Streets (Forbes)

Photos: Hottest new models debut at New York Auto Show (USA Today)

Porsche's 20-year plan is a gamble on efficiency, starting with the Macan (Automotive News)

Reinventing GM (The Detroit Bureau)

Technology takes center stage at NY auto show (The Detroit News)

The 10 Most Interesting World Debuts At The 2016 New York Auto Show (Forbes)

Toyota CEO: Hybrid sales to pick up, here’s why (CNBC)

Toyota unveils 2017 Prius Prime estimated at 120 MPGe (The Detroit News)

VW fails to reach deal in U.S. on diesel cheat fix (The Detroit News)

-Automotive Retail News-

Autotrader Encourages Consumers To Test Drive (MediaPost)

Bigger Discounts On Cars For 2016: A Buyers Market (Forbes)

Can a third party make your F&I process seamless? Pete MacInnis says they should. (CBT News)

Costco Partners With Chevrolet To Offer Exclusive Special Edition Silverado (DrivingSales)

CPO: Greater flexibility for financing? (Auto Remarketing)

FCA seeks dismissal of Ill. dealer suit alleging inflated sales (Automotive News)

J.D. Power: TrueCar Tops Shopper Satisfaction Rankings (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Luxury car sales in the fast lane? (CNBC)

March forecast calls for one of the strongest U.S. sales months ever (Automotive News)

Millennials Finally Show Up At Car Dealerships (And Automakers Breathe Easier) (Forbes)

Once shoppers visit dealership, most don't change their minds (Auto Remarketing)

Only 30% of Customers Return to Selling Dealer for Service, Study Reveals (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Subprime Loans Accounted for Nearly 22% of 2015 Originations, Equifax Reports (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Technology Could Usher In a New Age of Ultra-Safe Cars (NBC News)

The five key warnings about the auto industry you should be aware of. (CBT News)

Top 10 cars with highest share of leasing market (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Black Book, Fitch Predict Vehicle Depreciation Will Reach 15% in 2016 (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Car depreciation slows, trucks trend steady (Auto Remarketing)

TrueCar debuts Pre-Owned Value Awards (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Don’t Look Now but America’s Gas Prices Are Back Over $2 a Gallon (Time)

Keyless entry systems are still vulnerable to simple hack 3 1 2 (autoblog)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Elio Offers Online Ordering Option (Detroit Bureau)

Ford Mustang selected as a piece in Monopoly Empire (Detroit Free Press)

New York International Auto Show's Coolest Concept Cars (ABC News)

Pope Francis' Fiat up for auction, proceeds to benefit charity (CNBC)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Car Dealers Poised to Fix Cars of Tomorrow (Wards Auto)

GM recalls 3,200 new Malibus to repair side air bags (Detroit Free Press)

Honda and Takata's stealth airbag fix (CNBC)

U.S. extends BMW deadline to get replacement air bag inflators (Reuters)

VW recalls 47,000 Touareg SUVs over pedal issue (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

5 warning signs for U.S. auto industry (USA Today)

Audi Set Up Free Wi-Fi at the New York Auto Show, and Look What the Networks Are Called (AdWeek)

Auto industry turns to 'bug bounties' to find security holes (Crain’s Detroit Business)

Cox Automotive, IHS Automotive Study: 78% Of Car Shoppers Use Third Party Sites (DrivingSales)

Dealer.com Partners with Contact at Once! for Chat and Text Solutions (PR Newswire)

Did Uber Order 100,000 Autonomous Cars From Mercedes? (DrivingSales)

eBay Motors partners with WeGoLook for inspections (Auto Remarketing)

J.D. Power Launches SafetyIQ Application to Standardize Automotive Recall (J.D. Power)

Microsoft meets with private equity over Yahoo deal (Reuters)

Nielsen Announces Top Automotive Ads of the Year (Nielsen)

This Is What's Going On Beneath the Subprime Auto-Loan Turmoil (Bloomberg)

TrueCar pledge outlines actions to address dealer concerns (Auto Remarketing)

UAW membership rose 1.3% in 2015 (Detroit News)

US Spending on Paid Media Expected to Climb 5.1% in 2016 (eMarketer)

What Is An Auto Dealership Worth In 2016? Auto Industry Insiders Comment On Trends & Offer Advice For Dealers (DrivingSales)

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