Amazon Could Eventually Sell Cars
The next car you buy could be from Amazon.com.
The internet retail giant has made several automotive-related moves in recent weeks, including the launch of a new section on its website called Amazon Vehicles. It also announced a partnership with Korean automaker Hyundai to offer on-demand test drives, as well as Amazon Echo integration with other automakers that allow voice control for certain car functions like controlling the air conditioning or locking/unlocking doors.
Morgan Stanley believes Amazon is getting serious about entering the car sales market and could potentially start selling cars on its site.
Although dealer franchise laws currently prohibit the sales of new cars online, used cars and parts are mostly allowed, offering yet another market for Amazon.com to enter. In the past, the company delivered a Nissan Versa Note car to a customer, but that was part of a one-time promotion.
[Source: Business Insider]
Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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