UPDATED: 7/20/18 8:59 pm EDT -- new story

FCA board prepares to discuss succession during Marchionne's medical leave

Directors of Fiat Chrysler will meet Saturday to discuss succession plans for CEO Sergio Marchionne, who is on medical leave, a person with knowledge of the matter told Automotive News Europe. In addition, his successor as chairman and CEO of Ferrari NV will be addressed during a separate Saturday meeting.


Toyota may halt U.S. imports of some models on Trump's tariffs

Toyota may stop importing some models into the U.S. if President Donald Trump raises vehicle tariffs, while other cars and trucks will get more expensive.

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Subscription service tech shows promise as F&I product

To prevent downsizing in the F&I department as new vehicle ownership models take hold, product providers should look to other areas of the automotive industry to create products outside the usual F&I realm, such as telematics devices.


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Tight budget? Don't forgo protective products

Those looking to whittle down monthly car payments could see F&I products as burdens, but investing in those products could be the key to avoiding a truly unmanageable cost later.


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Will new tech help or hurt residuals?

GM President Dan Ammann thinks new technology doesn't have to hurt a vehicle's residual values, contrary to the generally accepted wisdom -- and here is why.


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Poor grammar is a sales turnoff

First impressions matter when it comes to attracting online shoppers. Dealerships should ensure responses to potential customers are not only thoughtful and informative, but also grammatically correct.


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Handicapping the CFPB's next chief

An American Financial Services Association leader identifies who he thinks may be on the short list to take charge of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


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Still putting off buying cyber insurance?

Will cyber liability insurance become more widespread among dealerships? Considering the number of security breaches across many industries today, it should.


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