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Vroom Raises $50 Million in Latest Funding Round

Vroom announced the completion of a $50 million Series E funding round with new investors Altimeter Capital and Foxhaven Asset Management. The new financing brings Vroom’s total funding to $218 million since its founding in 2013.

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Study: Consumers Want to Buy Big-Ticket Items From Their Smartphones

A new study shows that consumers aren’t just interested in buying cars from their smartphones, they’re interested in completing the F&I process as well. The study was commissioned by Roadster, a company that offers that type of experience.

Carvana Enters Washington, D.C., Market

Carvana is continuing its ongoing market expansion with its official launch in Washington, D.C. The online pre-owned retailer now provides next-day delivery to nearly 103.5 million customers nationwide, including more than 13.2 million in the Washington, D.C., area.

Online Retailer Launches Nationwide Vehicle Delivery

Beepi, an online used-vehicle retailer founded in 2013 by a serial entrepreneur who had a bad car-buying experience, is now offering nationwide vehicle delivery. The cost of the service, according to the company, is determined by the distance between the seller and buyer.

ChannelNet to Build Customer Management Portals for Hyundai Capital Canada

ChannelNet announced this week it will begin building customer lifecycle management programs and dealer portals for Hyundai Motor Finance and Kia Motors Finance in Canada as part of its new contract with Hyundai Capital Inc.

GoMoto to Bring Showroom Experience Online

GoMoto is taking its showroom customer experience platform online. This week, the firm launched GoMoto Digital, a solution that allows car buyers to begin the purchase process online and then continue the process inside the dealership simply by providing their driver's license.

Pearl Technology Partners With F&I Express

Pearl Technology will tap into F&I Express' F&I aftermarket product network to power the F&I selling portion of its new ShowroomXpress automotive retail platform.

GM's Online Used-Car Purchasing Site Goes Live

The automaker Factory Pre-Owned Collection portal is now live. The site, which will open up the automaker's remarketing channel to consumers, contains more than 30,000 used cars with less than 37,000 miles on the odometer.

GM to Launch Online Shopping Portal for Low-Mileage Used Cars

General Motors' decision to open up its remarketing channel to consumers through an online car-buying portal may give dealers pause, but officials said the move is designed to help GM dealers compete with third-party sites that are disrupting the used-car market.

Edmunds, CUneXus Partner to Develop New Car-Buying Solutions

Edmunds is teaming with CUneXus to build new shopping and purchasing solutions. The latter offers a “click-to-accept” consumer loan platform that allows finance sources to deliver loan offers to in-market consumers through their mobile devices.