Top Automotive Industry News for Week of October 9 - October 15, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week October 9, 2017 - October 15, 2017.

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

-AEA Membership News-

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Analysts applaud Ford's move away from sedans (The Detroit News)

Asian Makers Sweep Green Car of the Year Nominations (The Detroit Bureau)

Auto suppliers fear job losses if U.S. quits NAFTA (The Detroit News)

BMW and Mini have already topped global 2016 hybrid and electric sales (CNBC)

BMW Talking with Great Wall about EV Deal in China (The Detroit Bureau)

Expect More Off-Roaders and Electrified Vehicles from Ford (Yes, Including the Mustang Hybrid) (Car and Driver)

FCA's Sergio Marchionne Must Plot A Course For Ferrari And Jeep (Forbes)

General Motors, union reach deal that may settle Canadian strike (Detroit Free Press)

GM challenges Tesla, buys self-driving tech company (USA Today)

Proposed Legislation Would Make it Easier for Automakers to Meet Efficiency Requirements (The Truth About Cars)

Sunroofs are exploding at an increasing rate, says Consumer Reports (CNBC)

Tesla fires hundreds as part of annual reviews (The Detroit News)

Toyota, Mazda said to seek $1 billion incentive package for U.S. plant (Automotive News)

U.S. stance on auto industry sows more doubt about NAFTA overhaul (Reuters)

VW's Bold EV Investments Cover Trucks And Buses, As Well As Cars (Forbes)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Alphabet's Waymo Moonshot May Soon Be A Robocar Business (Forbes)

California moves toward public access for self-driving cars (Detroit Free Press)

Domino's Pizza CEO says voice ordering and self-driving cars could be the future of delivery (CNBC)

LeBron James will star in the first big ad push for self-driving cars (Business Insider)

Oil will crash to $10 a barrel with electric vehicle revolution, strategist says (CNBC)

Paris plans to ban gas-powered cars in city by 2030 (USA Today)

Porsche launches a car subscription service (The Verge)

Self-driving cars are on a collision course with our crappy cities (CNBC)

Shell buys NewMotion charging network in first electric vehicle deal (autoblog)

Totally driverless cars could be allowed on California roads by June 2018 (LA Times)

Waymo is the first company to give a detailed self-driving safety report to federal officials (LA Times)

-Automotive Retail News-

Autotrader names fall's top CPO deals (Auto Remarketing)

Carvana Enters Albuquerque, N.M. (Vehicle Remarketing) enhances search experience with new 'closest comparable vehicle' tool (Vehicle Remarketing)

Hate haggling? 5 ways to buy a car without negotiating (USA Today)

Hyundai's Shopper Assurance Plan Streamlines Car Buying (

NADA chair describes how stair-step incentives kills trust in dealers, brands (Auto Remarketing)

NIADA Selects Wheel’s Auto as Exclusive CPO Supplier (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Some Holiday: Dealer Traffic Down on Columbus Day (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Why $100,000 Luxury Pickup Trucks Will Soon Be Kings Of The Road (Forbes)

Why does a dealership charge more for the same car? Dealer group chair has an answer (USA Today)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Hurricane Replacement Strengthens September Used Vehicle Prices (Vehicle Remarketing)

Post-Hurricane Buying Frenzy Slows Down (Vehicle Remarketing)

Used-car prices looking ‘heck of a lot better’ (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Mythbusting: Why Are Women Paying More Than Men For Car Insurance? (Forbes)

Trouble Ahead: A Third Of Teens Think It's Legal To Drive Under The Influence Of Marijuana (Forbes)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Mercedes Models Do Justice to 'Justice League' Heroes (

Richard Branson Aims to Make Hyperloop Travel a Reality (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Servicing News-

470,000 Jeep Liberty, Chrysler 200, and Dodge Avenger models recalled for restraint defect (autoblog)

BMW recalls 85K SUVs for air bag problem (The Detroit News)

Fiat Chrysler recalls vehicles for headrest problem (USA Today)

Ford offers free repairs to address Explorer exhaust gas concerns (USA Today)

Tesla recalling 11,000 Model X SUVs for seat issue (CNBC)

-General Business & Executive News-

2017 Best Dealerships To Work For (Automotive News)

Business Leaders Cautiously Optimistic About Trump, Economy, Auto Sales (Auto Dealer Monthly)

CarGurus spikes 72% in auto marketplace IPO (TechCrunch)

CU Direct Partners With Inventory Command Center (Auto Dealer Monthly)

J.D. Power CEO Finbarr O’Neill Announces Retirement (J.D. Power)

Jumpstart Automotive Media Announces Exclusive Advertising Partnership With (Business Insider)

New boycott of Ford over its NFL sponsorship called by a Louisiana sheriff (CNBC)

PSA Of France's Free2Move Is A Prelude To A Full-Blooded U.S. Return (Forbes)

U.S. retail sales surge, driven by autos and gasoline purchases (Reuters)

Why GM is vertically integrating as it moves deeper into making self-driving cars (Recode)

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