Clutch Looks To Increase the Number of OEMs, Dealers on Its Subscription Platform by Year’s End

Clutch is aiming to increase the number of OEMs and dealers using its subscription platform by the end of the year, according to Mark O’Neil, chief operating office at Cox Automotive, which purchased the technology company in August. To date, Clutch has signed on BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche. O’Neil said the company is in discussions […]

Drive Motors Hires Head of Strategic Partnerships

Drive Motors, an online sales platform for dealers, announced today the appointment of Chris Gugliotta as its head of strategic partnerships. Gugliotta brings 20 years’ experience in technology, automotive, and retail sales. He was formerly the head of innovation and online sales at Lithia Motors, a dealership headquartered in Medford, Oregon. In his new role, […]

Randolph-Brooks Talks Tech and Why It Won’t Be Using Subscription Services Anytime Soon

A credit union that has built its auto lending brand on building relationships has turned its focus to digital channels. To that end, Live Oak, Texas-based Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union has an extensive auto loan portfolio and is looking to improve member experience. This process starts with mobile capabilities, said Sonya McDonald, RBFCU executive vice […]

Clutch Expands Porsche Subscription Program to Include Hourly, Weekly Rentals                                   

Following its acquisition of fleet-management company Clutch Technologies, Cox Automotive is broadening its program with Porsche to include hourly and weekly rental rates. The expansion provides insights into the philosophy of Cox’s Mobility Solutions unit as OEMs and dealerships embrace subscription programs, President Vince Zappa told Auto Finance News. “When you start to think of […]

Manheim Adds White Glove Concierge Service to App as Part of $100 Million Investment

Auto auction Manheim is investing $100 million through 2019 to bolster the capabilities of its digital services and apps, the company announced this week. Coinciding with the announcement is the enhanced launch of Manheim Express, a mobile marketplace for wholesale vehicle buyers and sellers. Enhancements will include “full-service concierge service” for app users. Users will […]

Mobiliti to Add 4 States to Footprint by Yearend, CEO Says

By yearend, vehicle subscription startup Mobiliti plans to double the number of markets it serves, adding four East and West Coast states to its footprint, Chief Executive Chance Richie told Auto Finance News. So far, the company services cities in Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas. “The West Coast is a big area of growth […]

Luxury Car Subscription Plans Expansion to Texas, California

Florida-based luxury car subscription service Revolve is planning an expansion to Texas and California in 2019 as well as the introduction of “a few more” lower-priced tiers, Chief Executive Asoka Veeravagu told Auto Finance News. Revolve curates a list of vehicles for which its luxury-car-enthusiast consumer base can subscribe. “South Florida is one of the […]
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