“Launching an entirely new car brand gives us the opportunity to assess what customers enjoy about car ownership, and what they are less keen on,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer at Polestar. “We also want to remove the hassle from traditional car ownership.”
Dave Smith Motors recently announced that they are teaming up with Joydrive to begin offering customers a brand new service in which to purchase cars completely online without having to go to a dealership.
Carvana is maximizing its marketing presence in Manhattan with a one-day integrated campaign to tell New Yorkers about the company’s way of buying a car. Carvana will actually parade its services through New York with a caravan of five signature Carvana car haulers carrying vehicles.
The company hopes to streamline the process with technology to feed many people's need for instant gratification. Customers can compare rides in a designated market area, finance and set up delivery at one place.
The AutoNation board has begun a search for a successor. Mr. Jackson, who will stay on as chairman, is abstaining from the process. The new chief executive will most likely take the helm in the first half of 2019.
“PassTime is excited to enter the emerging Shared Mobility market through its strategic partnership with DriveItAway and HyreCar,” says Kevin Carr, VP of Financial Service at PassTime. “We look forward to providing dealers with a turnkey solution, leading the way through the application of our telematics innovations.”
The Avis platform includes the premium Avis products from its 5,500 locations in approximately 170 countries, while the Budget platforms carries the same well-maintained and great value vehicles from approximately 3,500 locations in more than 120 countries.