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

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

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

$80 million autonomous car testing site starts construction in Michigan (Autoweek)

Audi's Keogh sees 2017 as another record-breaker (Automotive News)

BMW reportedly unveils an i3 redesign in 2017 (Engadget)

Cadillac delays Project Pinnacle dealer plan again (The Detroit News)

Carmakers want ‘flexibility’ in self-driving car rules (The Detroit News)

China To Automakers: 'Make EVs, Or Die' (Forbes)

Daimler to invest $11 billion in electronic vehicles: paper (Reuters)

Fiat Chrysler Loses Fuel Tank Fire Appeal (The Detroit Bureau)

Five Obstacles To VW's Ambitious Plans For A Surge In U.S. (Forbes)

Honda CEO says to stick with North American production plans for now (Reuters)

Jaguar Land Rover plans to build electric cars in Britain (Reuters)

Maserati's electric Alfieri two-seater coming in 2020 (autoblog)

Meet the world's first electric Ferrari (CNBC)

Porsche Has a Plan for its Idled Diesel Inventory (The Truth About Cars)

Q&A with Ford CEO Mark Fields (LA Times)

Ram Makes Working-Class Appeal in Thanksgiving Ad (Adage)

Singer Morrissey demands GM stop offering leather seats (USA Today)

Stick shifts are an endangered option (The Detroit News)

Tesla-SolarCity deal: Little can stand in Elon Musk's way when he wants something (CNBC)

Toyota Makes Breakthrough Battery Discovery, Hopes To Increase EV Range By 15% (Forbes)

U.S. allows GM to delay recall to prove safety of air bags (Detroit Free Press)

U.S. transportation officials looking for driverless car proving grounds (Automotive News)

Under Trump, fuel economy standards for cars and trucks may be scaled back (LA Times)

Volkswagen maps out plan for U.S. resurgence (USA Today)

Volkswagen's Brand Strategy: Finally, Something That Makes Some Sense (Forbes)

With Digital Key, Volvo Owners Can Let Others Service -- Or Even Borrow -- Their Car (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

49 dealers nominated for Time magazine award (Automotive News)

Auto dealers sound alarm as Tesla pushes for second Virginia store (Washington Post)

Black Friday deals are juicy on used cars, too (USA Today)

Car Shoppers Looking for Deep Discounts, SUV/CUVs on Cyber Monday, Survey Shows (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Driving the connection in your F&I and Service Drive (CBT News)

GM approves advertising solution (Auto Remarketing)

How wholesale & retail markets look through 11 months (Auto Remarketing)

Record number of car buyers 'upside down' on trade-ins (USA Today)

U.S. Automakers Increase Black Friday Promotions to Boost November Sales (DrivingSales)

U.S. dealerships face evolution, not revolution, expert says (Automotive News)

U.S. Auto Sales In November Up 5 Percent From A Year Earlier (DrivingSales)

Vehicles in operation at record high; later-model to climb (Auto Remarketing)

Volkswagen CEO sees no diesel in future of US business (CNBC)

Will online car sales hurt you dealership? (CBT News)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Prices & dealer bidding softens as Q4 continues (Auto Remarketing)

Retention Rankings Released for One-Year-Old Models (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

AAA: Thanksgiving travel will hit 9-year high (USA Today)

Average Age Of Cars In U.S. Is Increasing (DrivingSales)

Analyst: Gas prices dip to US average of $2.20 per gallon (CNBC)

Drivers are holding onto their vehicles for almost 12 years, a record (CNBC)

Has Seat Belt Use Increased Or Decreased In 2016? (Forbes)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Concept Tire Named Best Invention of the Year (Ratchet and Wrench)

You can own this Lego Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, but first you have to vote for it (autoweek)

Why the new car model year is ahead of time (The Detroit News)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Kia recalls about 72K SUVs; electric short can cause fires (CNBC)

Toyota Sienna recalled to fix sliding doors (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

About 10 Million More Americans Shopped Online Than In Stores Over Black Friday Weekend (Fortune)

Cyber Monday: Some 122 Million Americans Expected to Shop Online (Fortune)

Government wants phone makers to lock out most apps for drivers (CNBC)

Is That Taxi or Ride-Share Car Safe? (The Detroit Bureau)

Kerrigan Advisors: Dealership M&A Activity Down in 2016 (Auto Dealer Monthly)

KKR to buy Nissan-backed supplier Calsonic for up to $4.5 billion (CNBC)

NADA Study: Mobility Services, Autonomous Vehicles Biggest Risk to Dealership System (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Targeted Advertising Moves To Screens In Back Seats Of Rideshare Cars (MediaPost)

Tesla powers a whole island with solar to show off its energy chops (CNBC)

This is what a Trump presidency means for the US auto industry (Business Insider)

Trump Is a ‘Game Changer’ for Auto Industry, Fiat CEO Says (Bloomberg)

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