Normal car dealerships must confront the monumental changes coming to the market as both consumers and the business changes. Up to 48 dealerships around the nation have teamed up with Joydrive to join their network and better prepare themselves for what's to come. This will let customers full access to the dealership from the internet with having to leave their homes. In only six months Joydrive has constructed country's biggest online market, doubling Carvana's inventory. Joydrive expects to the best largest and further-est reaching online market of dealerships by the end of this year.
With the auto market rapidly changing and the role of dealerships under threat, two industry leaders are making a bold move to transform the landscape and lead dealerships into the future.
Technology start-up Joydrive is announcing that Tom Durant of Classic Chevrolet, the largest Chevrolet dealership in U.S. nine out of the last eleven years, has joined Don Fleming of Northwest Motorsport, one of the country’s largest independent pre-owned dealerships, on Joydrive’s Dealer Advisory Board to radically change the way customers interact with and buy cars from dealerships. Additionally, Durant’s Classic dealerships and Northwest Motorsport have joined Joydrive’s network to list their inventory on the unique digital store.
“We are selling cars today the same way we sold them 40 years ago, even though many consumers clearly want an alternative,” says Durant, chairman of the Texas Auto Dealers Association and long regarded as one of the most influential dealer principals. “I don’t want to be the group that’s left behind, and this is an important step toward embracing a different future.”
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