Top Automotive Industry News for Week of November 9 - November 15, 2015

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of November 9, 2015 - November 15, 2015.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

'Jeep Wave' aims to boost brand with extra benefits for buyers (Automotive News)

A convertible SUV? Land Rover will give it a try with Evoque (USA Today)

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

Buick considering importing Envision SUV from China (The Detroit News)

Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon diesels first pickups to top 30 mpg on highway (Automotive News)

Electric vehicles beat gasoline cars in cradle-to-grave emissions study (LA Times)

Ford is first to test self-driving cars at fake Michigan city (USA Today)

Ford On Pace To Sell 1 Million EcoBoost Engines In U.S. In 2015 (Forbes)

Ford’s Skipping the Trickiest Thing About Self-Driving Cars (WIRED)

Former VW CEO quits as Audi chair as emission-scandal probes continue (Reuters)

German agency is testing emissions on 23 brands (Detroit News)

GM Dedicates New Wind Tunnel to Boost Fuel Economy (The Detroit Bureau)

GM Plugging in a Potential Game-Changer (The Detroit Bureau)

Google self-driving car pulled over, avoids fine (USA Today)

Honda Set to Reveal Civic Coupe in L.A. (The Detroit Bureau)

Hyundai Introduces Augmented Reality Owner’s Manual (Ratchet and Wrench)

In ‘Milestone’ Move, GM to Sell Chinese-Made Cars in U.S. (WSJ)

Kelley Blue Book Announces Winners Of 2016 Best Buy Awards; Redesigned Honda Civic Named This Year's Overall Best Buy (KBB)

Nissan Harnesses Radar Sensor To See Around Cars With Refreshed Altima (Forbes)

Porsche 9-month net plunges on VW scandal costs (CNBC)

Spare us, automakers. They're removing trunk tires in more new car models (LA Times)

Tesla competitor Karma links up with BMW for powertrains (Market Watch)

Toyota, Lexus Top's 2015 Worry-Free Index (

The Most-Wanted New-Car Features (Forbes)

VW brand chief says no evidence of more cheating (Reuters)

VW labor boss says emissions scandal could involve 100 people (Reuters)

VW seeks as much as $21.5 billion in bridge financing, report says (Automotive News)

VW sets end-November deadline for scandal whistleblowers (CNBC)

World's First 3D Printed Road Ready Car: LM3D By Local Motors (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

AutoNation Express Appraisal Data Powered by Black Book (Vehicle Remarketing)

Auto Sales Dip, Hurting Overall Spending (NYTimes)

Behind The Scenes At One Sonic – One Experience, Sonic Automotive Group’s Franchised Dealership Customer Experience Initiative (DrivingSales)

Embracing Tech Results in Higher Customer Satisfaction, J.D. Power Finds (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Gas Prices Remain Low, Drive Big Vehicle Sales (The Detroit Bureau)

MakeMyDeal Rolling Out F&I Connect Tool (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Meet Houston’s Famous First Lady of Car Sales (Houstonia)

Millennials' appetite for auto loans rising (Automotive News)

Sonic to adopt digital hang tags after successful pilot (Auto Remarketing)

Study: Tech-savvy auto dealers have edge (The Detroit News)

Used car vending machine 1st of its kind in U.S. (Detroit Free Press)

VW struggling to keep dealers happy as diesel scandal widens (Chicago Tribune)

When car sales are high, everyone wins (MarketWatch)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

'Seasonal lows' push truck & car prices down at auction (Auto Remarketing)

Used depreciation improves ‘moderately’ in October (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Does VW 'goodwill' payment clause prevent owners from suing? (LA Times)

VW to offer gift cards, vouchers to diesel owners (CNBC)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Jay Leno on new versus used vehicles (CNBC)

The Cars to Watch for at the Los Angeles Auto Show (Bloomberg)

The Funky Toyota i-Road Is Like Nothing I’ve Ever Driven (WIRED)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Kia recalls over 256,000 Souls for steering problem (CNBC)

Toyota to call back 31K sedans over auto-braking system (Detroit News)

VW tags 430,000 new cars with 'implausible' CO2 ratings (Automotive News)

-General Business & Executive News-

Auto Industry Hasn’t Suffered Big Cyber Breach – Yet (Ward’s Auto)

Black Friday could be Bleak Friday for retailers (CNN)

DrivingSales Executive Summit 2015 Innovation Cup Contest: And the winner is… (DrivingSales) to Boost Work Force with 100 New Job Openings (IT Media)

Google makes Maps, driving directions available offline (LA Times)

Hate lines at the airport? 3 ways to beat them (CNN)

Hyundai's Super Bowl 50 Game Plan To Feature New TV Ads (PR Newswire)

Is Faraday Apple's Automotive 'Beard?' (Forbes)

Top 50: Business Person of the Year List (Fortune)

'Top Gear' producer sues Jeremy Clarkson, BBC (USA Today)

Weak retail sales suggest moderate fourth-quarter economic growth (Reuters)

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