Top Automotive Industry News for Week of September 17 - September 23, 2018

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week September 17, 2018 - September 23, 2018.

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-

Aston Martin Sees Itself With A Ferrari-Like Stock Market Value. That's A Tough Sell (Forbes)

Audi launches electric SUV in Tesla's backyard, with assist from Amazon (Reuters)

Cadillac plans to expand V-Series across lineup (The Detroit News)

California, other states, to blast Trump proposal to weaken fuel economy rules (USA Today)

Carmakers fret latest round of U.S.-China tariffs (The Detroit News)

Could Mercedes-Benz Change The Way You Navigate? (Forbes)

Detroit gets share of $5.25M to give residents voice in self-driving (Detroit Free Press)

Edmunds: Here are the newest safety and technology trends making their way into cars (USA Today)

Electric car wars: Audi's new e-tron set to challenge Tesla Model X, Jaguar I-PACE (USA Today)

Is The Worst Over For Car Manufacturers? (Nasdaq)

Nissan Betting on Sedan Comeback (The Detroit Bureau)

Porsche stops making diesel cars after VW emissions scandal (BBC News)

Saudi wealth fund is investing $1 billion in Lucid Motors (LA Times)

Subaru Ascending Toward Another Annual Sales Record (The Detroit Bureau)

Tesla Losing Top Executives as Uncertainty Sets In (The Detroit Bureau)

Tesla Model 3 earns perfect 5-star NHTSA safety rating (CNBC)

Volkswagen's Porsche drops diesel in electric car push (Reuters)

VW truck unit gears up to global push with alliances (The Detroit News)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Amazon now has Echo Auto, an Alexa assistant for your car (autoblog)

Daimler Invests Millions in Electric Busmaker Proterra (The Detroit Bureau)

Driving Is A Privilege. Can We Make Micromobility A Right? (Forbes)

May Mobility to launch self-driving shuttle in Columbus (The Detroit News)

-Automotive Retail News-

August auto defaults continue stable summertime path (Auto Remarketing)

Auto sales will remain healthy, unless the Fed keeps hiking rates, says outgoing AutoNation CEO (CNBC)

Can you afford that new vehicle? 25 most expensive car models to insure (USA Today)

New Vehicle Costs On the Rise as Insurance Premiums Skyrocket (The Detroit Bureau)

U.S. Car Prices Set to Increase Due to Trump's China Tariffs, Experts Warn (NewsWeek)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

August ‘perfect storm’ keeps wholesale prices on track for overall rise by year end (Auto Remarketing)

Vehicle Loss From Florence Expected to Reach 20,000 (Vehicle Remarketing)

Used car seller Copart heads for worst day in 15 years on Hurricane Harvey costs (CNBC)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Burt Reynolds Collection Goes to Auction (Auto Dealer Monthly)

-Automotive Servicing News-

$34K to repair a car? High-tech features mean higher repair bills (USA Today)

Elon Musk, Driven "Crazy" by Outside Body Shops, Says He's Taking Tesla Repairs in House (Car and Driver)

Nissan recalls over 215K vehicles for fire risk (The Detroit News)

-General Business & Executive News-

Auto industry outlook hinges on China sales holding up under tariff pressure (CNBC)

AutoNation CEO: Tesla may not be around in 10 years if Musk keeps relying on

'bait-and-switch' tactics (CNBC)

Avis announces new airport drop-off option for renters using its mobile app (Auto Remarketing)

Consumers Will Increasingly Feel Pain From Trump’s Trade War. Here’s Why. (The New York Times)

DealerSocket Announces Significant Investment in Customer Service, Support (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Jackson Stepping Down as AutoNation CEO (The Detroit Bureau)

J.D. Power Industry Update (J.D. Power)

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