Top Automotive Industry News for Week of September 1 - September 7, 2014

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of September 1 – September 7, 2014.

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

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- Automotive Manufacturing News -

Automakers vie for a dent in 'unminivan' market (USA Today)

Can sporty RC be the new face of Lexus? (Automotive News)

Car technology systems failing consumers, J.D. Power study finds (The Detroit News)

Chrysler Group's hot streak putting heat on competition (Automotive News)

Daimler upping production in Alabama by 60,000 vehicles (The Detroit News)

Delphi lands customer for vehicle-to-vehicle warning system (Automotive News)

Don’t Tell the Parking Attendant: The New Corvette Is a Snitch (The New York Times)

Electrified car sales stall as buyers back away from hybrids (Los Angeles Times)

Ford abandons practice of removing items to boost heavy-duty pickup payload ratings (Automotive News)

Four-door version of the Lexus RC F Coupe expected sometime in 2016 (4WheelsNews)

GM's aging Equinox and Terrain show staying power (Automotive News)

GM is making your car a rolling Wi-Fi hotspot (CBS MoneyWatch)

GM will introduce hands-free, foot-free driving in 2017 Cadillac (LA Times)

Kia to boost Forte supply -- in 2016 (Automotive News)

Land Rover Adds $53,400 Compact in Overhaul of SUV Lineup (Bloomberg)

Lincoln Aims for Super-Bowl Size Audience This Weekend (AdAge)

Mazda Unveils New Version of Miata as Two-Seater Turns 25 (Bloomberg)

Tesla Fight Erupts in Georgia as Dealers Seek Sales Ban (Businessweek)

Tesla Said to Select Nevada for Its First Battery Site (Bloomberg)

TLX makes Acura X-citing again (The Detroit News)

Your Next Chevy May Watch You Watching the Road (Wired)

- Automotive Retail News -

Asian brands: Toyota, Honda, Nissan see sales boost (USA Today)

Audi CEO sees strong sales growth despite Russia, emerging markets slowdown (Automotive News)

August Auto Sales Could Barely Top A Big Month A Year Ago (Forbes)

August car sales expected to show another hot month for the industry (The Wall Street Journal)

August vehicle sales best in a decade as Chrysler leads pack (The Detroit News)

Auto leasing hits all-time high as buyers seek low payments (CNBC)

BMW to Audi Splurge on Incentives Boosting U.S. Demand (Businessweek)

Car dealerships turn to iPads, not sign twirlers, to win business (Fortune)

Car prices rise on new models, cheap loans (USA Today)

Chrysler Luring Toyota Owners Helps Lift U.S. Share: Cars (Bloomberg)

Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota post biggest gains as August results roll in (Automotive News)

Honda Accord, Maserati, Tesla and other auto sales winners and losers (Los Angeles Times)

Mercedes' August sales rise 10% on U.S., China demand (Automotive News)

New-Car Leasing Penetration Hits New Record Above 25% (Auto Remarketing)

New-Car Transaction Prices Jump 3% in August, KBB Reports (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Selling Used Cars Sight Unseen, With Free Delivery (Businessweek)

Record CPO Month Beats Prior High by 15,000 Units (Auto Remarketing)

Toyota rides truck wave to 6% gain (Automotive News)

TrueCar Addresses ‘Fear’ Incentives Will Climb Too High (Auto Remarketing)

U.S. consumers turn to auto loans at a record rate (Reuters)

Volvo Cars sales up 8.4% in August (INAUTONEWS)

VW, Jaguar, Land Rover fall as other Europeans gain (USA Today)

Why Hybrid and Electric Cars Have Lost Their Spark (TIME)

- Automotive Wholesale News -

August Ends With Buyer’s Market in Lanes (Auto Remarketing)

Bright Month for Used Sales May Follow Tough August (Auto Remarketing)

Emerging Scam Plagues Nearly 800,000 Used-Cars (Vehicle Remarketing)

Focus on Online Bidders Helps GE Fleet Services Drive Sales Rate (Auto Remarketing)

Used and New Commercial Vehicle Registrations Up (Vehicle Remarketing)

- Automotive Ownership News -

Death-free highways in view for auto industry (CNBC)

Driverless Car Push Faces Risk of Hacker Hijacking (Bloomberg)

Gas Prices Continue to Fall (Kicking Tires)

Pickup truck tailgate theft on the rise (MSN Autos)

- Automotive Enthusiast News -

A.R.E. turns a Toyota Tundra into the ultimate tackle box (The Detroit News)

Ferrari celebrates 60 years in US on Oct. 12 (Autoweek)

The Legendary Porsche 911, Remastered (The Wall Street Journal)

Why is the Mazda Miata so beloved? (Chicago Tribune)

- Automotive Servicing News –

AutoZone To Acquire Interamerican Motor Corp. (Aftermarket News)

Fitch, NADA UCG Latest to Examine Recall Impact (Auto Remarketing)

GM: 152 reports of ignition key issues in Saturn Vue recall (The Detroit News)

Improving Car Sales Help Fuel Auto-Parts Deals (The Wall Street Journal)

Record Recalls Drive Repair Business To U.S. Car Dealerships (Forbes)

- General Business & Executive News -

Alibaba Seeks to Raise Up to $21.1 Billion in U.S. IPO (Bloomberg)

Apple to add more security measures (The Detroit News)

Bud Light turns tiny ski town into 'Whatever, USA' (USA Today)

CEO Barra on GM and recalls: 'Change has already happened' (CNBC)

Carfax Lawsuit Now Lists More Than 700 Plaintiffs (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Daimler Subsidiary Acquires RideScout, MyTaxi Apps (PCWorld)

Disney exec to lead Nissan U.S. marketing (Automotive News)

FTC and CFPB Continue to Focus on Automobile Dealers (Dealer Communications)

GM and GM Financial Reach New Support Agreement (SubPrime)

How the NFL makes the most money of any pro sport (CNBC)

Internet Brands Buys High Gear Media (LA Business Journal)

NADA: ‘Do Not Call’ Registration Reminder (Auto Remarketing)

NFL roundup: Browns' Gordon finds home selling cars (Chicago Tribune)

Nissan exec Palmer leaves to become Aston Martin CEO (Automotive News)

Transportation tech gurus to gather in Motor City (The Detroit News)

US Employers Add 142K Jobs, Fewest in 8 Months (TIME)

Yelp Wins Legal Battle Against Business Owners (DrivingSales)

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