At this year’s NADA Show education sessions, dealers and their management teams will learn the latest strategies and emerging trends in the auto industry.
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Jan. 27, 2020
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NADA Show 2020 Education: Which Workshops Should You Choose?

At this year’s NADA Show education sessions, dealers and their management teams will learn the latest strategies and emerging trends in the auto industry. NADA Academy instructors, as well as top industry specialists, will teach real solutions for your dealership to build the success your business needs, both now and in the years to come. The more than 100 education sessions are offered in different formats: Traditional Workshops, The Exchange, Super Session and Distinguished Speaker Series. Whether you prefer a traditional classroom/lecture setting for workshops, or you learn best in a collaborative, round-table discussion environment, there’s something for every type of attendee at NADA Show. Learn more about each type of learning session offered at this year’s show and how to navigate the topics to get the most out of your weekend of learning and networking.
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Top Stories

Fiat Chrysler's New Infotainment System is 5 Times Faster, Answers to 'Alexa'
Fiat Chrysler’s next-generation infotainment system will be up to five times faster and offer personalized settings and Inc.'s Alexa personal assistant. The upgrades with the fifth-generation Uconnect touchscreen system that were announced Monday come as vehicle sales slowly retreat from a 2016 peak and in-vehicle technology is a growing must for consumers. The redesigned touchscreens powered by the Android Auto operating system will begin appearing on vehicles later this year.
Source: The Detroit News

Cadillac Expects Record Global Sales in 2020 – CT6 Sedan Officially Dead
Cadillac expects to achieve its third-consecutive year of record global sales in 2020, according to head of the General Motors luxury brand. Those expectations, according to Cadillac President Steve Carlisle, will be led by continued double-digit sales gains in China this year despite some economic uncertainty and slowing sales in the country, primarily in the mass-market.
Source: CNBC

Ford Proposes $30M-Plus Settlement in Transmission Suit
Ford Motor Co. has proposed a $30 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit regarding faulty transmissions Focus and Fiesta vehicles it no longer sells in the U.S. Multiple lawsuits, including a class-action suit that began in April 2017, have been filed on behalf of car owners unhappy with the transmissions, known internally as the DPS6. Dual-clutch gearboxes like the DPS6 typically shift rougher than other automatic gearboxes to which North American drivers are accustomed. The Ford transmissions also needed frequent repairs for quality issues the developed over time with the clutch and clutch seals, among other things.
Source: The Detroit News

Fiat Chrysler Files Motions to Dismiss GM's Racketeering Lawsuit
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV filed two motions Friday seeking to dismiss a lawsuit brought by crosstown rival General Motors Co., GM -1.63% arguing that GM doesn’t have grounds to bring a racketeering case alleging bribery of union officials. In court documents filed Friday in Michigan, Fiat Chrysler argues GM’s lawsuit doesn’t adequately meet the requirements for proceeding with a civil case under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO. That includes lacking an ability to prove the Italian-American auto maker was operating a criminal enterprise through its relations with the United Auto Workers union, the court filings show.
Source: The Wall Street Journal


The interior is what sells the car at the end of the day.”

– Jessica Caldwell, Inc. auto analyst, commenting on FCA’s new infotainment system, The Detroit News, Jan. 27

Upcoming Seminars 

Advance Variable Operations Management
March 2-6
Tysons, Va. 

Advance Service Management
March 2-6
Tysons, Va.

Dealership Buy, Sell or Hold
March 3-4
Tysons, Va.

Upcoming Webinar

Implementing Change at your Dealership
Jan. 29

How To Handle AP Complexities with Multiple Dealerships
Feb. 26

Enroll Today in NADA’s Dealership Workforce Study

NADA’s 2020 Dealership Workforce Study is open for enrollment for both car and commercial truck dealerships. Your participation is valuable in offering insights into demographic trends, employee compensation, benefits and retention.

The deadline to submit your data is April 15, 2020. To participate in the 2020 Dealer Workforce Study, click here. Questions can be directed to
Source: NADA

2019 U.S. New Vehicle Sales Mark 5th Year Over 17 Million Units

The year came to a close with new light-vehicle sales of 17.1 million, according to the Automotive News Data Center. This marks the fifth straight year of more than 17 million units sold.
Source: NADA

Get the Latest Legal and Regulatory Updates for Dealers at NADA Show 2020

NADA Show Legal and Regulatory education sessions will address the latest hot topics for dealers and provide the information you need to stay up-to-date with dealership processes.
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