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Thursday
Apr132017

Changing an Automotive Retail Paradigm

Image © Carvana.

Billed as “the world's first fully-automated, coin-operated car vending machine,” Carvana vending machines are starting to “protrude” from high visibility properties around many urban areas lately. Beyond visual interest, this belies a subtle shift we see in the automotive retail typology moving forward. It’s much less about advertising as in the past, and more an all-out assault on the conventional car buying model, which traditional dealerships are being forced to address.

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Tuesday
Aug232016

The New Automotive Model

Citroën C42 showroom, Paris.

On a recent visit to Paris, while strolling down the Champs-Élysées checking out the latest retail shops, the last thing on my mind was cars. But, when I stumbled across the Citroën C42 showroom, I was intrigued. With all the retailers vying for customers’ attention along the prestigious avenue, this building certainly stood out. Right off the bat, the faceted glass façade with light bouncing off the multi-colored panes commands one’s attention. It brings to mind movement, as in driving. (Duh.)

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