If the process of buying a car just seems a little too daunting, fret not — you can now select your new car from a five-story vending machine. (And no, you can’t shake it for a free one)
This new kind of car dealership has been built by Carvana in Nashville, Tennessee, and features a series of robots, stack of pre-owned vehicles and delivery bays instead of a traditional car yard.
Although you are given a giant shiny coin to feed the vending machine to deliver your vehicle, Carvana’s browsing, purchasing and financing process actually happens online. Gimmicky, yes, but it gives us a glimpse at how the automotive industry may change over the next few years.