Top Automotive Industry News for Week of September 21 - September 27, 2015

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of September 21, 2015 - September 27, 2015.

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-

Apple’s Car Scheduled to be Released in 2019 (Ratchet and Wrench)

Cheap robots may shift car making from China to U.S.: Magna CEO (Reuters)

Elon Musk hopes to conquer electric car range limits by 2020 (Engadget)

EPA to road-test cars after Volkswagen emissions scandal (USA Today)

Everything to Know About the Volkswagen Scandal in 1 Graphic (Time)

Ford reveals aluminum-body Super Duty (The Detroit News)

In VW's Wake, The EPA Gets Tough With Carmakers (Forbes)

Japan’s Hybrid Car Makers Pull Ahead Amid Volkswagen Scandal (WSJ)

Mercedes Orders $1.3 Bil Expansion of US Plant (The Detroit Bureau)

Nissan to sell redesigned Altima in U.S. in November (Reuters)

Scion is killing off iconic xB (USA Today)

Subaru to expand capacity by 100,000 at Indiana plant (Automotive News)

Tesla sends out invites for Sept. 29 Model X launch (Mashable)

Volkswagen Brand Takes Image Hit as Emissions Scandal Grows (Adage)

VW faces 'about the worst situation': Ex-GM exec (CNBC)

VW Passat Makes an Awkwardly Timed Debut (The Detroit Bureau)

VW sets aside $7.3B war chest for diesel scandal fallout (autoblog)

-Automotive Retail News-

Automakers Expected to Enjoy Robust September Sales (The Detroit Bureau)

California car dealers sue Volkswagen over diesel-emissions scandal (Reuters)

Default Rates Increased in August (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Diesel Scandal Threatens VW's Slim Global Sales Lead Over Toyota (Bloomberg)

Hiring Millennials To Sell To Millennials Is A Challenge In Retail Automotive (DrivingSales)

How low interest rates are helping the auto industry (CBT News)

New-Car Dealerships Are Engine for Economy, Study Says (Edmunds)

September New Car Sales Expected to Jump 12% (24/7 Wall St)

Successful Communication for Dealerships (DrivingSales)

The Real Winner in the VW Diesel Scandal? Hybrid Cars (WIRED)

Volkswagen offers U.S. dealers financial assistance (Automotive News)

VW could be only major automaker with Sept. U.S. sales decline, analysts predict (Automotive News)

VW puts U.S. ads on hold amid emissions scandal (Automotive News)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Trucks See Highest Depreciation Since 2014 (Vehicle Remarketing)

Wholesale truck prices see biggest drop this year (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Drivers are better off letting cars park themselves (autoblog)

Gas Prices Are Under $3 in Every State Except One (Time)

Sell, sue or stay put: Considerations for Volkswagen owners (CNBC)

Self-parking tech vs. drivers: Here's who wins (Fortune)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

An Optional In-Car Clock for the Bentley Bentayga Costs As Much as the SUV Itself (Yahoo)

Batman Fights Batmobile Copyright Crime, With Lawyers (The Detroit Bureau)

F1 Considered Installing Ejector Seats In Cars To Boost Safety (Forbes)

The Pope, His Black Fiat And The Symbolism Behind It (NPR)

-Automotive Servicing News-

1,500 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, Ralliart models recalled for fuel tank wear (autoblog)

Hyundai recalls 470,000 Sonatas to fix engine problem (USA Today)

VW emissions cheating affects 11 million cars worldwide (Washington Post)

-General Business & Executive News-

Complex Car Software Becomes the Weak Spot Under the Hood (NY Times)

Cox, Dealertrack Acquisition to Close in October (The Banks Report)

Economy in U.S. Picked Up on Consumer Spending, Construction (Bloomberg)

Embattled VW names Porsche leader Mueller as chief executive (LA Times)

Goodbye annual review, see ya performance ratings (CNN Money)

Here are some of worst car scandals in history (Fortune)

Instagram Reaches 400 Million Monthly Active Users (DrivingSales)

Now with 2.5M advertisers, Facebook targets TV budgets with new ad-buying offering (VentureBeat)

The Inside Story of the CFPB's Battle Over Auto Lending (American Banker)

Volkswagen's former CEO could get $30 million despite huge diesel scandal (Mashable)

VW recall scandal is a wake-up call for executives (CNBC)

What happens when the tech world marries the auto industry? (CBT News)

Why Scandal Claimed VW's CEO, While GM And Toyota's Survived (Forbes)

Why the Connected Car Will Surpass All Other IoT Initiatives (AdAge)

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