Top Automotive Industry News for Week of March 28 - April 3, 2016

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week March 28, 2016 - April 3, 2016.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

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

Autonomous Vehicles Improve Fuel Economy by 10 Percent (The Detroit Bureau)

Buick marketing to evolve as brand launches 4 models (Detroit Free Press)

Diesel Scandal Continues to Hammer VW (The Detroit Bureau)

Elon Musk Cements Pied Piper Status With Unveiling Of Tesla Model 3 (Forbes)

Elon Musk says Tesla has taken $7.5 billion worth of Model 3 preorders (The Verge)

Exec says GM will stay profitable if recession comes (USA Today)

Fiat Chrysler talking with many non-core auto players: CEO (Reuters)

Ford beats GM as March auto sales keep rising (USA Today)

FTC sues Volkswagen, alleging 'clean diesel' was false advertising (LA Times)

GM sees U.S. market share stabilizing despite cut in fleet (Reuters)

Hyundai delays Apple CarPlay again (Detroit Free Press)

Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand could face growing pain (USA Today)

Jury finds GM ignition didn't cause New Orleans crash (Detroit Free Press)

Meet Tesla’s Model 3, Its Long-Awaited Car for the Masses (WIRED)

Nielsen Survey Reveals Most Young People Would Rather Drive Than Be Driven (Forbes)

Nissan's New U.S. Sales Boss Rips the Brand's Advertising (AdAge)

Tesla plans massive expansion of supercharger network (Mashable)

U.S. gives antitrust approval to GM's purchase of Cruise Automation (Reuters)

-Automotive Retail News-

A Dance Between Dealer and Carmaker on Lifting Sales (The New York Times)

Another batch of Silicon Valley startups takes on car retailing (Automotive News)

Google Rolls Out Specialized Mobile Ad Units For Dealerships And OEMs (DrivingSales)

March auto sales: Ford, Fiat Chrysler up 8%; GM up 0.9% (The Detroit News)

Most major automakers reported U.S. sales gains last month as stronger employment figures and consumer confidence drove the auto industry to its best March in 16 years (U.S. News & World Report)

New car prices rose 2% in March (ConsumerAffairs)

Ordering Volvo's new flagship sedan is a little like ordering a Tesla (The Verge)

Roadster Express Facilitates New Car Purchases Entirely Online (DrivingSales)

Tesla Weighs New Challenge to State Direct-Sales Bans (WSJ)

U.S. auto sales report big numbers, best month in 10 years (LA Times)

Why 2016 Could Be a Great Year to Buy a Used Car (Time)

With inventory improved, Cadillac dealers await product (Automotive News)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Tide changing in auction lane? (Auto Remarketing)

Vehicle Depreciation Rates Expected to Hit 15% (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Americans drove more than 3 trillion miles last year (The Detroit News)

Americans enjoy cheapest gas prices in 12 years (autoblog)

Car Culture: Healthy eating on rise — except in cars (The Detroit News)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Watch People Climb Toyota and Saatchi's Insane RAV4 Rock Wall in Times Square (AdWeek)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Average Age of Vehicles to Increase (Ratchet and Wrench)

Ford issues three recalls for 48,300 vehicles (The Detroit News)

Headlights on One Third of Cars Don't Work Properly, Says Safety Group (NBC News)

Takata airbag replacements lag at some automakers (Automotive News)

VW recalls 91,000 Passat sedans in U.S. to fix cable insulation (Reuters)

-General Business & Executive News-

Airbag Recalls Could Cost Takata $24 Bil (The Detroit Bureau)

Amazon and Microsoft will reportedly invest in Here, the self-driving car mapping unit (The Verge)

Americans barely increased spending in February and spent less in January than earlier thought (U.S. News & World Report)

Auto Insurers Face Long Terms Challenges From Self-Driving Cars (Moody’s)

Cars are set to be the next smartphone: Hyundai CEO (CNBC)

Cox Automotive Brands Combine to Offer Dealers Refined Marketing (Auto Dealer Monthly)

eBay acquires Cargigi to expand its eBay Motors team, improve tech for auto dealers (TechCrunch)

Feds Set to Issue Autonomous Vehicle Guidelines (The Detroit Bureau)

How Sharing Cars Could Actually Boost Auto Sales (Bloomberg)

Lenders panel says worries are overblown (Automotive News)

NADA 2016 Coverage (Automotive News)

Thanks to cheap gas, Americans are losing interest in efficient, innovative vehicles. Carmakers know better. (Slate)

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

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