Top Automotive Industry News for Week of March 6 - March 12, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week March 6, 2017 - March 12, 2017.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Fiat Chrysler CEO won't close door on GM merger (USA Today)

Ford faces another legal challenge over hybrid technology patent (Automotive News)

Ford Moves a Step Closer to Mass 3D-printed Production Parts (The Truth About Cars)

Gas guzzlers again? Fuel economy rules are defended (USA Today)

GM's Slow Early Launch Of V2V Communications Now To Reach Critical Mass For Automated Vehicles (Forbes)

GM may have 'thrown out baby with bathwater' in Opel sale, says Fiat chief (CNBC)

Honda to begin U.S. production of new 10-speed transmission (Reuters)

Hyundai Looks to Save Sonata With Midcycle Update (The Detroit Bureau)

Lamborghini open to considering all-electric supercar: CEO (CNBC)

Mercedes-Benz Dashes America’s X-Class Dreams, Says a Premium Midsize Won’t Work (The Truth About Cars)

Rolling Back Fuel Efficiency Standards Would Cost Americans $800 Billion, Add Six Billion Tons CO2 (Forbes)

Soul searching at GM after selling Opel (USA Today)

Study warns of higher consumer prices, job losses under current mpg rules (Automotive News)

Techy talking cars need federal road rules (The Detroit News)

Tesla's Model 3 Is the EV That Can't Afford to Fail (

The hottest new vehicles we've seen so far at the Geneva auto show (USA Today)

Trump's EPA chief says he's addressing a rule that automakers oppose 'very soon' (CNBC)

Volkswagen says VW brand will improve profitability in 2017 (Reuters)

VW expects to sanction more employees in emissions scandal: Chairman (CNBC)

VW pleads guilty in diesel case (USA Today)

VW showcases self-driving ‘Sedric’ (The Detroit News)

Which Car Brands Make the Best Vehicles? (Consumer Reports)

-Automotive Retail News-

3 economists dissect current CPO market condition (Auto Remarketing)

Auto sales fall 1.1% in Feb. on slow car demand (The Detroit News)

Black Book Powers AutoGravity’s Trade Appraisals (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Car Buyers Getting Longer Auto Loans (The Detroit Bureau)

CNCDA: California New-Vehicle Sales Cool in 2016 (Auto Dealer Monthly)

GM Feb. sales up 4.2%, Ford down 4%, FCA down 10.1% (The Detroit News)

Lease Credit Approvals Jump 33.3% in February (Auto Dealer Monthly)

New Cars And Trucks To Avoid For 2017 (Forbes)

New Car Transaction Prices Rise Again in February (Autotrader)

Trump's border tax could add up to $2,500 to the price of a car or truck (Detroit Free Press)

Trump's push for American-made could disrupt NAFTA supply chains and raise consumer prices (LA Times)

U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2017 Best Cars for Families (U.S. News)

Women’s Buying Trends & Best Practices to Put Women in the Driver’s Seat (Driving Sales)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Car strength appears in Black Book’s depreciation report (Auto Remarketing)

February wholesale prices remain on stable path (Auto Remarketing)

Manheim: Wholesale Prices Slip in February (Auto Dealer Monthly)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Fuel Economy Gains Remain Flat in February (The Detroit Bureau)

How Are Teslas Rescued If They Run Out Of Power On The Road? (Forbes)

If you like cars, not trucks, it's a good time to buy (LA Times)

Winter (Snow) Tires, Not Chains, Are Best For Mountain Visitors (Forbes)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

2017 Geneva Auto Show Coverage (Car & Driver)

First Look At The 2017 Geneva Motor Show (DrivingSales)

Here's every American Motors car you could buy in 1970 (autoweek)

Hugh Jackman will play Enzo Ferrari in upcoming biopic (autoblog)

-Automotive Servicing News-

BMW adds 134,000 SUVs to 2016 driveshaft recall (CNBC)

U.S. auto recalls hit record high 53.2 million in 2016 (Reuters)

-General Business & Executive News-

ACV secures $15 million in Series B funding (Auto Remarketing)

Buffett has an interesting theory about why self-driving cars will hurt the insurance industry (CNBC)

Car Dealer's First Overflow Lot in 37 Years Exposes U.S. Pileup (Bloomberg)

'Car vending machine' firm Carvana hires banks for IPO (Reuters)

CDK names TrueCar, AutoNation vet Frey chief strategy officer (Automotive News)

Dealer Digital Marketing Report February 2017 (DrivingSales)

Industries Getting the Most ROI From Digital Marketing (Entrepreneur)

Poll reveals fear of travel in self-driving cars (USA Today)

Ride-Sharing Services Open Up New Marketing Opportunities For Local Businesses (DrivingSales)

TrueCar brings on Darrow as executive VP (Auto Remarketing)

U.S. economy slowed in fourth quarter despite robust consumer spending (Reuters)

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