Top Automotive Industry News for Week of September 16 - September 22, 2013

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of September 16 – September 22, 2013.

We hope it helps you stay up to speed on the most important news and developments in our industry:

- Automotive Manufacturing News –

Chrysler close to filing initial public offering (The Detroit News)

EcoBoost engine, touted for fuel efficiency, to go in more Fords (The Detroit News)

Factory output up 0.7% as car plants busy (USA Today)

Fiat to produce 5 new models in next 2 years (Automotive News)

GM Developing Car to Rival Tesla (Wall Street Journal)

Kia Confirms To Dealers That Quoris/K9 RWD Flagship Will Be Sold In U.S. As K900 (The Truth About Cars)

Saab returns from the ashes, NEVS reopens plant in Trollhättan to build new 9-3 sedans (egmCartech)

Tesla Making “Intense Effort” to Produce Self-Driving Electric Cars Within 3 Years (Wall Street Journal)

- Automotive Retail News –

Automakers’ Lending Practices Probed by U.S. for Bias (Bloomberg)

California new car dealers claim Tesla violates advertising laws (Los Angeles Times)

Dealers embrace price-guarantee sites (Automotive News)

J.D. Power: U.S. vehicle sales seen up 2% in Sept. (MarketWatch)

Truck sales flirting with 2 million (USA Today)

U.S. auto sales predicted to top 16 million in 2014 -- with profits (Automotive News)

- Automotive Ownership News –

Cars' safety systems are getting a whole lot smarter (Los Angeles Times)

Gas prices set record: 1,000 days above $3 a gallon (USA Today)

Green Parking: Not Just a Concept Anymore (The New York Times)

Rideshare Services Like Lyft, Sidecar, and UberX are officially legal in California (Fast Company)

U.S.: 1 in 3 kids killed in car crashes not restrained (The Detroit News)

- Automotive Enthusiast News –

1955 Lincoln Indianapolis concept up for auction (Autoblog)

NASCAR Notes: The Numbers Tells The Story (Auto Racing Daily)

Sports Car Club of America Runoffs: 50 years of racing history (Autoweek)

- Automotive Servicing News –

2 Fujikura execs indicted by U.S. for fixing auto-parts prices (Automotive News)

BMW recalls 134,100 5 Series sedans (USA Today)

Honda minivans, SUVs recalled over possible faulty air bags (NBC News)

- General Business & Executive News –

Best airline for economy class: Readers’ Choice Winners (USA Today)

BlackBerry to Fire 4,500, Write Down Up to $960 Million (Bloomberg)

New iPhones draw crowds as Apple seeks to broaden base (Yahoo! News)

U.S. on ‘unsustainable’ budget course: CBO (MarketWatch)

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