Top Automotive Industry News for Week of November 27 - December 3, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week November 27, 2017 - December 3, 2017.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

2018 10Best Cars (Car and Driver)

Alfa Romeo Giulia, Ford F-150 and Honda CR-V win 2018 Motor Trend awards (Detroit Free Press)

BMW looking for partners to develop electric small cars (Reuters)

BRIEF-Fiat Chrsyler in partnership talks with Hyundai, not merger-CEO (Reuters)

Build fast, fix later: Speed hurts quality at Tesla, some workers say (CNBC)

Exclusive: PSA seeks Opel refund from GM over CO2 emissions (Reuters)

Fiat Chrysler in Talks With Hyundai on Partnership (Bloomberg)

For Volvo, strong lineup, tech ties pillars of success (Automotive News)

Fueled By Demand For SUVs, Average New Vehicle Prices Hit A High In November (Forbes)

GM sued over groundwater pollution near Michigan proving ground (Automotive News)

Honda, Ford Among Finalists for North American Car, Truck, Utility Vehicle Awards (The Detroit Bureau)

Honda Clarity named Green Car of the Year in Los Angeles (Detroit Free Press)

LA Auto Show 2017: Women raise their profile (LA Times)

Major automakers post mixed November US sales results (CNBC)

Nissan sues India over outstanding dues; seeks over $770 million (CNBC)

Porsche is betting on an electric future, CEO says (USA Today)

Rugged Toyota concept challenges Jeep’s Wrangler (The Detroit News)

Subaru, Land Rover Earn Top ALG Residual Value Awards (Vehicle Remarketing)

Tesla's giant battery farm is now live in South Australia (autoblog)

This American supercar will have 1,150 horsepower (USA Today)

Volkswagen brand leaves behind emissions scandal, lifts profit targets (CNBC)

VW Confirms 2020 U.S. Launch of All-Electric SUV (The Detroit Bureau)

Why SUVs Are The Stars Of The L.A. Auto Show (Forbes)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Automakers pledge ethical minerals sourcing for electric cars (Reuters)

GM thinks it can make billions in the ride-hailing business with its self-driving cars (CNBC)

GM to launch autonomous cars in big cities sometime in 2019 (CNBC)

Reality Check: Car Ownership is Declining in Key Cities (Root and Associates)

Self-driving race heats up at LA Auto Show (The Detroit News)

Senators search for path to bring self-driving legislation to a vote (Automotive News)

Toyota to build power plant to convert cattle manure into electricity, hydrogen (USA Today)

Volvo's XC40 subscription: $600 a month gets you a car, insurance, maintenance, and concierge service (Autoweek)

Waymo’s fleet reaches 4 million self-driven miles (Medium)

-Automotive Retail News-

3 primary factors pushing most active buy/sell dealership market ever (Auto Remarketing)

4 vehicles Americans loved in November (USA Today)

Autotrader names latest top CPO deals (Auto Remarketing)

Beat down by car dealers? Online auto transactions could ease car-buying pain (LA Times)

Cyber Monday? For cars, it's 'Cyber Holiday Weekend' (Auto Remarketing)

Dealership Transaction Values Hit Record Levels (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Ford Motor Credit, Volvo Car Financial tops in J.D. Power lease-end survey (Automotive News)

New-Vehicle Transaction Prices Rise in November (Vehicle Remarketing)

Study: By 2025, 16% of Cars Sold Will Be Electric (DrivingSales)

U.S. auto sales: 2017 likely to mark first fall since Great Recession (USA Today)

U.S. Auto Sales Brand-by-Brand Results – November 2017 YTD (The Truth About Cars)

What's Moving: U.S. Auto Sales (The Wall Street Journal)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Car and truck values soften at similar rates during Thanksgiving week (Auto Remarketing)

Manheim to Invest $17M in Dealer Reconditioning Service (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Christmas Trees: The Surprise Road Safety Hazards Of The Holiday Season (Forbes)

Lincoln Rolls Out New Services That Offer the Luxury of Time Saved (Car and Driver)

Self-driving cars: Hollywood wants to entertain you while the car drives itself (USA Today)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

2017 L.A. Auto Show (Car & Driver)

Beatles' Cars Go To Auction: Paul's Aston Martin, Ringo's Mini Cooper - Plus Elton John's Bentley (Forbes)

Britain's Bird wins Formula E opener in Hong Kong (Reuters)

Ford sues actor, WWE superstar John Cena for selling his car (USA Today)

Nissan unveils its Star Wars vehicles (USA Today)

This multi-millionaire owns 161 candy-colored custom cars—check out his $350,000

one-of-a-kind metallic-purple McLaren (CNBC)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Ford recalls 2016 F-150s and Explorers for loose front power seats (Detroit Free Press)

-General Business & Executive News-

2017 All Stars (Automotive News)

CarMax Partners with Auto Repair Leader, RepairPal (Business Wire)

CarStory Files Two New Patents (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Judge says Uber 'withheld evidence' as new bombshell allegations emerge in Alphabet trial (CNBC)

SoftBank deal would cut Uber valuation by at least 20% (CNN)

U.S. consumer spending cools in October, inflation firming (Reuters)

Vice President Mike Pence meets with U.S. automakers on NAFTA (Reuters)

Why Trump has U.S. car companies worried about NAFTA (CNN)

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