Top Automotive Industry News for Week of September 4 - September 10, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week September 4, 2017 - September 10, 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-

Alfa Romeo has finally arrived in America (The Detroit News)

Automakers relieved as Millennials set sights on larger SUVs (USA Today)

BMW readies mass production of electric cars, 12 models by 2025 (CNBC)

BMW, VW Will Lead Belated Electric Charge; FCA, Toyota Lag As China Sprints Ahead (Forbes)

Critics to Trump: Pump the brakes on car mpg rollback (The Detroit News)

Ford CEO to make Street wait as UAW gets vision first (The Detroit News)

Frankfurt Auto Show: Manufacturers Hail Electric Revolution, But Suppliers Are Skeptical (Forbes)

How Honda lost its mojo — and is on a mission to get it back (autoblog)

Jaguar Concept With Detachable Steering Wheel (DrivingSales)

Jaguar Land Rover Will Electrify Its Lineup In 2020 (Forbes)

Kia Proceed Concept Could Trigger Love Affair With Wagons Again (The Detroit Bureau)

Lincoln plans electrified versions of all models by 2022, say sources (autoblog)

National Average Fuel Economy Drops Again (The Detroit Bureau)

Nissan's Leaf Is Not Going After Tesla; It Wants All Compact Car Buyers (Forbes)

Nissan turns over new Leaf, but the electric car's range is an issue (USA Today)

Poor headlights dim safety test results for midsize pickup trucks (USA Today)

Toyota Chairman looks to embrace change without losing the love for driving (CNBC)

VW eyes sale of assets accounting for 20% of revenue, report says (Automotive News)

Why Did General Motors Report Such a Significant August 2017 Sales Gain as the Industry Slowdown Continued? (The Truth About Cars)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Auto industry braces for massive influx of data (Automotive News)

House passes bill that exempts self-driving cars from safety rules (USA Today)

Howes: Revolutionary self-driving rules pushing Detroit (The Detroit News)

Lyft Partners With Drive.ai To Accelerate On-Demand Driverless Car Push (Forbes)

Payne: In the backseat of a self-driving Uber (The Detroit News)

Self-driving cars are 'significant growth opportunity' for alcoholic beverages, Morgan Stanley says (CNBC)

Turo raises $92M and acquires Daimler’s Croove car-sharing business (TechCrunch)

We need to stop pretending that the autonomous car is imminent (recode)

-Automotive Retail News-

42 Closeout New-Car Lease Deals Under $200 A Month (Forbes)

A 'Harvey Effect' could produce a new-car sales surge at the end of 2017 (Business Insider)

AutoNation CEO on CNBC says "probably lost 5-6 pct of inventory" in Houston (Reuters)

Car Dealers Are Rushing to Ship Vehicles to Houston After Harvey (Bloomberg)

CarMax kickstarts customer appreciation months for dealers (Auto Remarketing)

Carvana makes Los Angeles 1st Calif. market (Auto Remarketing)

CPO car sales dip in August, remain ahead year-to-date (Auto Remarketing)

Florida car dealers say insurers halt policies ahead of Irma (Automotive News)

Group 1 Automotive estimates Hurricane Harvey damages at $15 million (MarketWatch)

KBB: New-Vehicle Sales Down 2.8% Through August (Auto Dealer Monthly)

New-Vehicle Sales Fall 2.8% Through August (Vehicle Remarketing)

Outstanding auto loans hit record $1.1 trillion (Automotive News)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Dealers see rougher units in the lanes as values even out (Auto Remarketing)

Houston-Area Auto Auctions Coming Back Online (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Weekly Car and Truck Depreciation Slows (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

After flood, Texans want to get back in driver’s seat (The Detroit News)

Gas Prices Hit Two-Year High in Wake of Hurricane Harvey (The Detroit Bureau)

How to spot a hurricane-damaged used car (USA Today)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Among the Masters at the Ferrari and Lamborghini Museums (The New York Times)

Meteor strike averted: 5 takeaways from this year's $328 million Monterey Car Week auctions (Auto Week)

What Ed Sheeran Can Tell Us About the Market for Classic Cars (The New York Times)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Consumer Groups: Subaru Owners Deserve Transmission Recall, Not Extended Warranty (Forbes)

-General Business & Executive News-

Auto Sector Struggles with Soft U.S. Sales, Safety Recalls (Nasdaq)

Elon Musk Raises Concerns About Artificial Intelligence (DrivingSales)

Equifax Data Hack Exposes 143 Million Social Security Numbers (Auto Finance News)

Hurricane to Cost Tens of Billions, but a Quick Recovery Is Expected (NY Times)

Mobile Analytics and the Digitally Savvy Auto Consumer (Dealer Marketing)

Scott Painter’s Fair Launches in Los Angeles (Auto Dealer Monthly)

US autos content demands loom as obstacle in NAFTA talks (CNBC)

US economic growth revised up to 3 percent in Q2 (ABC)

VW Credit Invest $30 Million in AutoGravity (Bloomberg)

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