Top Automotive Industry News for Week of November 26 - December 2, 2018

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of November 26, 2018 - December 2, 2018.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

2019 L.A. Auto Show Vehicle Debuts (LA Auto Show)

2019 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year finalists announced (CNet)

Abe tells Macron Renault-Nissan's future up to private shareholders: spokesman (Reuters)

Arrest of ousted Nissan Chairman Ghosn invites conspiracy theories, talk of 'a coup,' among auto executives (CNBC)

Audi takes aim at Tesla with Electrify America charging network (The Detroit Bureau)

Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark explains carmaker's situation and plan for recovery (autoblog)

FCA Pledges $5.7B Investment in Italian Auto Plants (The Detroit Bureau)

Folks are angry at GM, Mary Barra, but GM can't afford to be bothered (Detroit Free Press)

For Carmakers, Auto Shows Are No Longer Can’t-Miss Events (The New York Times)

G.M., Not Trump, Is the Real Villain to Some Ohio Factory Workers (The New York Times)

GM's Stunning Termination Of 3 Sedan Models Underscores Seriousness Of New Plan (Forbes)

GM bashing reaching fever pitch in DC (The Detroit News)

GM Kills 6 Models in Cost-Cutting Move (Auto Dealer Monthly)

LA Auto Show brings wave of new electric vehicles to take on Tesla, worry about finding buyers (CNBC)

L.A. Auto Show: Vehicle infotainment systems are awful. That's why Volvo is handing the job to Google (LA Times)

Most 2018 base-model cars earn poor headlight grades (The Detroit Bureau)

Portfolio » Ford Cuts Production at Two Plants, Shifting Workers to Other Sites (The Detroit Bureau)

Tens Of Thousands Of Jobs On The Line From Trump Tariffs On European and Asian Cars (Forbes)

This Honda hybrid honored as Green Car of the Year (USA Today)

Tokyo authorities extend Ghosn's detention by 10 days - media (Reuters)

Trump just issued new threat for GM after plant closings (Detroit Free Press)

U.S. judge gives preliminary OK to $48 mln VW investor settlement (Reuters)

United Auto Workers union says GM layoffs show new trade deal won't stop jobs from going to Mexico (CNBC)

Volkswagen will deliver $30,000 to $40,000 electric car in 2020 (USA Today)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Beating Tesla To The Punch Rivian Debuts High-Performance Electric Pickup (Forbes)

GM just made a big behind-the-scenes move to boost robot cars (USA Today)

Self-Driving Cars Are the Future. Jobs in Auto Manufacturing Are Not (Intelligencer)

The 'Netflix' model of car ownership is on the rise for drivers who need wheels--without the debt (CNBC)

Volkswagen and Tesco to build UK's biggest free car-charging network (CNBC)

Why self-driving vehicles need a crystal ball (Automotive News)

-Automotive Retail News-

3 straight quarters of more than 10 million used-car sales (Auto Remarketing)

AutoNation teams up with Fair (Auto Remarketing)

CarLotz expands to Texas (Auto Remarketing)

Cars Outpace Trucks in Lost Value (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Consumers Lack Confidence in the Car Buying Process, Study Finds (Auto Finance News)

Digital Crystal Ball Gives Auto Dealers A View To Future Sales (Forbes)

Dominion and Naked Lime now participate in GM Dealer Digital Solution (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Used Values Stabilize After Big Drop (Vehicle Remarketing)

Vehicle Depreciation Should Rise in 2019 (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

The Most And Least Expensive States For Car Insurance (Forbes)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Assurant Launches Monthly Service Contract (Auto Dealer Monthly)

-General Business & News- Is the Latest to Take Digital Media Buying—Including Programmatic—In-House (AdWeek)

Catching the Wave: The Impact of Direct Lending on Auto Finance (Auto Finance News)

GM President Dan Ammann taking over as CEO of Cruise autonomous unit (CNBC)

Jeep Revives The Pickup and More In This Week Of Cars (Wired)

Lyft Becomes America's Largest Bikeshare Service (PR Newswire)

Nearly 20 percent of motorcycle riders are women, study (USA Today)

U.S. third-quarter growth unrevised, headwinds increasing (Retuers)

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