Hyundai’s cars will be available on Amazon from next year; other carmakers likely to follow.
Hyundai will sell its cars on Amazon from 2024 onwards, making the Korean company the first carmaker in the world to do so. The American consumer giant will launch its own dedicated vehicles sales platform on the site soon.
- Hyundai cars to be retailed online in the USA only, for now
- Hyundai cars to get Amazon’s Alexa AI assistant
- Other carmakers likely to follow suit
Launching in the US, the platform will enable Hyundai to list and sell vehicles via amazon.com, with customers buying them almost as they would any other product on the site. In a similar vein to the brand’s own online retail platform, these vehicles will be from dealer stock. The move will allow Hyundai to tap into on Amazon’s massive consumer base in the USA.
The move will start with Hyundai before other brands enter the fold. This comes as part of a new partnership between the US-based online sales platform and the Korean carmaker, under which Amazon’s Alexa AI assistant will be installed in Hyundai models.
However, there is no word yet on whether Amazon will expand the service to outside of the USA, and which other brands are in line to join the platform.
Hyundai in India
While there is no news about this development for our country, Hyundai India will continue to retail its cars and SUVs via its own online portaland through its extensive dealer network in the country. The Korean carmaker currently has 12 models in its India line-up – the Grand i10 Niosthe i20 and Venue (including their sporty N Line counterparts), the Aura, Verna, Creta, Alcazar, Tucson, Kona Electricand the Ioniq 5 EV.