Amazon is making big waves in the car world, and no, I'm not talking about The Grand Tour. A couple months ago, the U.S. tech giant launched Amazon Vehicles, a car buying research service, but you couldn't buy a car on Amazon until now.
, Fiat Chrysler and Amazon have teamed up to offer the Fiat 500, 500L and Panda for online sale in Italy. Buyers will have to go to their dealers to pick their cars up, but everything up to that point is done online.
Currently, Fiat is only offering the 500 and 500L because it thinks they appeal to the younger customers they're seeking, and the Panda because it's Italy's most popular car. Each model is , and with steep discounts on the 1.2-liter 500 and Panda.
Once the car is ordered, it should be ready to pick up at the buyer's chosen dealer within two weeks. It seems Amazon hasn't quite worked out Prime two-day shipping for cars yet, but based on the company's massive shipping infrastructure, give it some time.
This isn't dissimilar to what Tesla offers with its online custom ordering, but it, of course, doesn't have traditional dealers.
Since Amazon has made pushes in virtually every industry, it was only a matter of time before you could buy a car on its site. It's working with dealers now, but one wonders when it'll go and cut out the middleman altogether.