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

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

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

A look at the week’s top OEM headlines (CBT News)

Chevrolet Colorado, Camaro awarded Motor Trend Car and Truck of the Year (USA Today)

Daimler Invests $475 Million into Detroit Diesel Plant (The Detroit Bureau)

Detroit's Big Three accelerate plans to build more small cars in Mexico (Reuters)

For Lotus Cars, a New Chief and a Return to Its Vaunted Lightness (NY Times)

Ford CEO Plans To Bring Self-Driving Cars To The Mass Market Within Four Years (DrivingSales)

Ford F-150 pickup named Green Truck of the Year (USA Today)

Ford Seeks to Expand S.U.V. Portfolio, Sees Market at 40 Percent by 2020 (NY Times)

Ford workers approve UAW contract after late push by union leaders (Automotive News)

Glitz And Misses: Best And Worst Of The 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show (Forbes)

GM, Army to test Chevrolet Colorado fuel cell (Automotive News)

Honda has the most high-risk models in Takata air bag recall (CNBC)

Hot new cars revealed at Los Angeles Auto Show (USA Today)

Hyundai's green vehicle line might be called AE (autoblog)

Inside Faraday Future, the secretive car company chasing Tesla (The Verge)

Jeep sets fourth-consecutive year of record sales (The Detroit News)

L.A. Auto Show 2015: New models unveiled (LA Times)

Lamborghini introduces $200K 'hard-core' Huracan (CNBC)

Microsoft Is Developing Driverless Car Technology With Volvo (Time)

New Chevrolet Volt named Green Car of the Year (USA Today)

Radical New Toyota Prius: Will Tree-Huggers Love It Or Loathe It? (Forbes)

Toyota says its fuel-cell vehicle gaining traction in California (Reuters)

Volkswagen Will Cut $1 Billion in Spending After Cheating Scandal (Time)

Volkswagen's New Ad: 'We're Working to Make Things Right' (AdAge)

Volvo 'Time Machine' Revolutionizes The Way We Won't Drive (Forbes)

VW Apologizes, Promises Imminent Diesel Fix (Auto Dealer Monthly)

VW diesel recall to cost much less than expected - magazine (Reuters)

VW says 120,000 US diesel owners want gift cards, repairs (CNBC)

-Automotive Retail News-

50 nominated for 2016 TIME Dealer of the Year award (Auto Remarketing)

6 New Cars Named the Best Buys of 2016 (Cheat Sheet)

Audi President: 25% of sales to come from electric cars in 2025 (CNBC)

Auto Loan Balances Top $1 Trillion in Q3, TransUnion Reports (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Autotrader Study Shows Car Technology Rules Purchase Decision (PR Newswire)

Can your dealership have F&I without an F&I office? (CBT News)

Drive End-of-the-Year Sales by Targeting Current Customers (Driving Sales)

Earning the Trust of Used-Car Shoppers (Driving Sales)

Luxury CPO vehicles outperform mainstream counterparts (Auto Remarketing)

NADA Says New-Vehicle Sales to Reach 17.7 Million in 2016 (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Subprime Auto Loans Have Got Regulators Worried (Fortune)

The Best Black Friday New-Car Deals (Forbes)

US Auto Sales Set to Hit Yet Another Record in 2017 (The Detroit Bureau)

Used supply increases for first time since pre-recession (Auto Remarketing)

Vincentric Announces 2015 Best CPO Awards (Vehicle Remarketing)

Volkswagen’s Unlikely Problem: Dealerships Don’t Have Enough Cars to Sell (Time)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Colorado to Disclose Recalls in Online Auctions (Vehicle Remarketing)

Depreciation rates varying widely based on vehicle size (Automotive Remarketing)

Full-Size Vans Bolster October Depreciation (Vehicle Remarketing)

Seasonality continues to push wholesale prices down (Automotive Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Auto Insurance Rates Are 70% Higher If You Live in a Black Neighborhood (Time)

Ford offers free charging to 2016 C-Max Energi buyers in two states (autoblog)

Gas Prices Are Plummeting, $1.50 Per Gallon Coming Soon (Time)

Volvo wants to help Californians save water with dirty cars (autoblog)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

1,500 Rare and Collectible Cars Come to the Arizona Desert (Robb Report)

Star Wars, toy cars and weird SUV convertibles: Highlights from the 2015 L.A. Auto Show (LA Times)

This Sim for Self-Driving Cars Is More Useful Than It Sounds (WIRED)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Hyundai to recall about 305,000 cars in U.S. for brake pedal issues (Reuters)

Tesla Recalls 90,000 Vehicles Over Seat Belt Issue (Time)

-General Business & Executive News-

Bill Aimed at Repealing CFPB Auto Finance Guidance Passes House (F&I Magazine)

Bridgestone Moves Ahead with Cash Tender Offer to Acquire Pep Boys (Ratchet and Wrench) Becomes Primary Web Platform for Cox Automotive Clients (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Exclusive: U.S. probes Bosch in VW cheating scandal (Reuters)

J.D. Power launches consumer ratings & research site (Auto Remarketing)

TrueCar Close to Naming CEO, EVP Dominique Stepping Down (The Street)

Uber’s ‘destinations’ feature could turn basically everyone into an Uber driver (The Verge)

UM wins $2.7M grant to study driverless cars (The Detroit News)

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