Top Automotive Industry News for Week of October 23 - October 29, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week October 23, 2017 - October 29, 2017.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

As auto stocks race, Fiat pulls ahead of the pack with an old school strategy (CNBC)

Consumer Reports rejects Tesla's criticism of its ratings (USA Today)

Cost of Volkswagen Scandal Could Hurt Company’s Electric Vehicle Push (The New York Times)

Extent of VW emissions cheating reportedly discussed earlier than known (CNBC)

F-150 Pickups drive 3rd quarter earnings: Ford beats expectations (USA Today)

Fiat Chrysler closing Toledo Terminal; some of those workers could come to Detroit (Detroit Free Press)

Fiat Chrysler reports profit gains despite U.S. sales slump (USA Today)

Ford beats Wall Street expectation on cost reductions (CNBC)

Ford demonstrates auto industry balancing act (The Detroit News)

Ford facing probe over Fusion steering wheels that may loosen, detach (Detroit Free Press)

Ford management shakeup: Executive departures announced on eve of earnings report (USA Today)

For Tesla, The Road Into China Still Looks Like A Blind Alley (Forbes)

GM beats expectations, helped by Lyft, self-driving tech (USA Today)

GM Loses $3 Billion And Still Comes Out A Winner (Forbes)

Green Group Says Electric Cars Beat Diesels For Lifetime CO2, Despite Marchionne Claim (Forbes)

Maserati to add second SUV as early as 2020 (Detroit Free Press)

Nissan says orders for new Leaf EV beating expectations (Reuters)

Subaru chief: Inspections were flawed, like Nissan’s (The Detroit News)

Tesla running behind Musk’s driverless promises (The Detroit News)

Toyota scrambles to ready 'game-changer' EV battery for mass market (Reuters)

Trucks, SUVs build profits for auto companies' futures (The Detroit News)

UAW files complaint against Tesla for terminated workers (Reuters)

VW lifts profit outlook after forecast-beating third-quarter earnings rise (CNBC)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Analysis: Cars are the future of energy storage (USA Today)

Ford partner Argo AI buys Princeton Lightwave to expand autonomous tools (Detroit Free Press)

Ford plans to bring autonomous vehicles to a test market in 2018, CEO says (CNBC)

NHTSA moves to overhaul rules for self-driving cars (Automotive News)

Self-driving startups race down a narrowing road (Reuters)

Starting with LeBron James Ad, Intel Ramps Up Efforts to Foster Enthusiasm for Autonomous Cars (Car and Driver)

Waymo’s self-driving cars are headed to the cradle of the US auto industry (Wired)

With new technology, Mazda gives spark to gasoline engine (CNBC)

-Automotive Retail News-

3 rental car companies, 1 automaker dominate customer loyalty rankings (Auto Remarketing)

CarMax looks to fill over 2,000 open positions by next year (Auto Remarketing)

Carvana Expands Into Las Vegas Market (Vehicle Remarketing)

Consumer Advocacy Group Calls for Regulatory Review of F&I Product Pricing (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Group 1’s Q3 used sales tick 3.3 percent lower (Auto Remarketing)

KBB: New-Vehicle Sales Expected to Fall 2% in October (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Lease Credit Approvals Fall Below 50% in September (Vehicle Remarketing)

Lithia's Q3 net income drops 4% from strong year-earlier quarter (Automotive News)

Post-Hurricane Sales Boon Expected to Continue in October (Vehicle Remarketing)

Report: Dealers Are Less Progressive Than They Think (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Study Finds Major Gaps in Call-Handling Performance (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Survey finds tech can help draw millennials to dealership jobs (Automotive News)

Tesla’s first Detroit-area showroom: You can look, but you can't buy (autoblog)

The Cheapest Cars And SUVs With Safety-Minded Self-Driving Technology (Forbes)

Thousands of Hurricane-Damaged Cars and Trucks Heading Back to Market (Car and Driver)

U.S. October new vehicle sales seen down 4 pct on year: J.D. Power and LMC (Reuters)

U.S. sales projected to slip in October, despite strong post-hurricane demand (Automotive News)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

October Depreciation Rates Seasonally Low (Vehicle Remarketing)

Used-vehicle value retention stronger than 'typical' (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

After Long Slide, Gas Prices Stop the Drop (

Auto Insurance Customers Slow to Adopt Digital Claims Reporting, J.D. Power Finds (PR Newswire)

How much will you pay for self-driving technology? Survey from Edmunds says a lot (Detroit Free Press)

U.S. News recommends top used cars for teenagers (U.S. News)

Zebra releases auto insurability score to reveal how badly you actually drive (TechCrunch)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Chevrolet Highlights Six-Figure Vintage Trucks (Vehicle Remarketing)

eBay Motors' "On the Road" Tour Culminates at SEMA with a One-of-a-Kind 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback Charity Auction (Business Insider)

Introducing "Tom Brady Signature Edition" Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante (Forbes)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Honda, Lexus, and Hyundai Top RepairPal's Most Reliable Car Brands with Launch of the First Repair-Driven Reliability Study (PR Newswire)

Probe of Ford Fusion steering wheels that may loosen, detach (USA Today)

U.S. launches pilot program to alert owners of uncompleted auto recalls (Reuters)

-General Business & Executive News-

Auto industry tells Trump 'We're winning with NAFTA' (Reuters)

Barrett-Jackson charity sale raises $1 million for Las Vegas first responders (Auto Remarketing)

Delphi Acquires nuTonomy For $450M, Advancing Push For Automated Driving (Forbes)

Facebook's Marketplace Partners With Auto Dealers To Boost Used Car Sales (Forbes)

Scott Painter’s Fair Raises Up to $1 Billion in Debt and Equity Funding (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Uber Fields Bids for Its Subprime Lending Unit's Assets (Bloomberg)

U.S. Economy Notches Solid 3% Growth, Despite Hurricanes (FOX Business)

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