Soon You’ll Be Able To Buy A New Car On Amazon
I’ll admit that I shop frequently on Amazon. There are things I can find cheaper on the site, like paper towels and toilet paper. And buying something and having it delivered quickly is a score as a Prime member. That said, I do try to shop small businesses, and I use Etsy often for things. Both sites are my go-to’s. Finding most things on Amazon is easy, but soon they’ll be selling something big: a new car!
According to Yahoo News, the retail giant is partnering with Hyundai and will begin selling cars online in 2024. Customers will be able to customize their vehicle, calculate the price, and schedule delivery through a local dealer. If you don’t want your car delivered, you’ll be able to pick it up at a local dealer. Is that a trip or what?!
Amazon made the announcement at the Los Angeles Auto Show in conjunction with Hyundai. As part of the deal, Hyundais will come installed with the Amazon voice helper Alexa. That will start in 2025. In addition, Amazon will also offer financing options online.
You Can Look At Cars Now On Amazon
Until now, car buyers could browse offerings on Amazon, but could not make their final purchase on the site. I had NO idea! I guess I’m clueless because I’ve never gone to Amazon and looked for a vehicle. Finding almost everything online is now available. Technology has many downsides, but being able to order so many products online is so convenient.
I don’t endorse Hyundai, but I must tell you that I traded in my Jeep Wrangler for a Hyundai Kona in 2020. After neck surgery, I needed a car with a rearview camera since turning my head is difficult now. I did a lot of research online before buying the car, and it ranked high on numerous consumer report/car sites. It’s roomy enough for me and the dogs, gets decent gas mileage, and drives well. The car has a huge number of features, most of which I have no idea how to use. LOL!
Knowing that in 2025 Amazon Alexa will be available in the Hyundai line of cars already has me thinking about trading mine in. You can read more about buying cars on Amazon here.