Reuters, Nov. 16, Los Angeles: Amazon (AMZN.O) and Hyundai (005380. KS) said on Thursday that they will start selling Hyundai vehicles online in the United States early next year.
According to the companies, customers will be able to purchase, outfit, and shop for a car via Amazon.com and arrange for delivery through a nearby Hyundai dealer.
The deal builds on an earlier announcement made two years ago to extend Hyundai’s digital showroom on Amazon.com, where buyers may configure a car, find out the pricing, and choose a dealer to finish the transaction.
In 2018, Hyundai launched its first virtual showroom on Amazon.com.
At the Los Angeles Auto Show, the most recent iteration was unveiled.
As part of the new arrangement, 2025 new Hyundai car purchasers will also be able to use their cars to access Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant.
Hyundai Motor CEO Jay Chang stated in a statement, “Partnering with one of the most customer-centric organizations in the world unlocks incredible opportunities as we continue to expand our portfolio, grow our sales network, transition to electrification, and realize the future of smart mobility.”
Amazon to sell Hyundai vehicles