Amazon has revealed that 2024 will be the year to allow auto dealers to sell cars through its site, starting with South Korean automaker Hyundai.
Amazon has slowly moved its way into the car-buying business over the years, launching digital showrooms on its site for shoppers to research and compare vehicles, but not purchase them directly through Amazon. Consumers can also buy car products, such as replacement parts, through its site.
However, beginning in 2024, Amazon will let shoppers purchase a new car online, then pick it up or have it delivered by their local dealership.
Those who want to buy will be able to search for available vehicles in their area, make a selection, then check out on Amazon using their preferred payment and financing method.
The company said the new feature will “create another way for dealers to build awareness of their selection and offer convenience to their customers.”