Car dealership inventory should be better in coming months

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD/WYZZ) — Leaders in the automotive industry said March through May is one of the two peak seasons for purchasing cars, but supply chain issues and microchip shortages are affecting dealership inventory.

Ryan Gremore, President of O’Brien Auto Team of Bloomington-Normal said he felt the impacts of supply chain shortages in late summer 2020, which caused many dealerships to have a smaller supply of vehicles.

“But it was really not until maybe the summer of ’21 when it all went haywire when you started seeing dealership lots with no cars, inventory was so hard to get, you’re waiting months to find a new car,” said Gremore.

Leaders said the microchip shortage was created by overall demand in the electronic industry.

Gremore has seen this shortage first hand.

“Most consumers are wanting the models that have the higher

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Karma Automotive to open dealership in Jacksonville | Jax Daily Record | Jacksonville Daily Record

California-based Karma Automotive intends to enter the Jacksonville market in March to sell its line of luxury electric vehicles whose new GSe-6 will start at almost $80,000 when it debuts in the first quarter.

The GSe-6 is the brand’s first pure battery electric vehicle.

The site is at northeast Beach Boulevard and Interstate 295.

Dealer Principal Val Ranguelov, president of Karma Albany and Bul Auto Sales and Service in Albany, New York.

Dealer Principal Val Ranguelov, president of Karma Albany and Bul Auto Sales and Service in  Albany, New York, said he had a choice to open the Karma dealership in Tampa or Jacksonville.

“We found a lot more opportunity in Jacksonville, a nicer environment and overall economic growth. Jacksonville is so vast and is expanding constantly,” Ranguelov said Nov. 8.

He said he visted Jacksonville about 12 years ago and has been coming regularly to town, where he has

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Simply Automotive Sales and Service Transforming the Used Car Dealership Experience

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Tempe, Arizona, Oct. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Simply Automotive Sales and Service is changing the way shoppers find quality used cars for sale. Located in Tempe, Arizona, this used car dealership and service center is the area’s premier partner for any automotive needs. And for anyone in the market for a used vehicle, establishing a relationship with a trusted sales partner is a crucial step to ensuring a successful purchase.

At Simply Automotive, customers discover an unmatched selection of used cars, trucks, and SUVs, including foreign and domestic models—suited for any budget needs. The financing team at Simply Automotive will work with buyers to find the perfect vehicle at the ideal price. With financing programs for first-time buyers and even bankruptcies, this dealership believes everyone deserves to have safe,

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Sonic Automotive Opens Las Vegas Dealership

Auto retailer Sonic Automotive, Inc. on Tuesday (Aug. 17) opened an EchoPark Automotive outpost in Las Vegas, continuing the expansion of the brand across the U.S. EchoPark customers can shop in person or pick up their cars at the new Las Vegas area location after shopping online. The used car dealership has more than 10,000 one- to four-year-old vehicles listed for sale.

“EchoPark Las Vegas is an important part of our growing omnichannel solution for consumers, and offers guests who visit in-store or shop online at an entirely new way to buy cars,” said David Smith, CEO of Sonic Automotive and EchoPark Automotive, in the company announcement. “Our rapidly growing distribution network brings an exciting, seamless guest experience to another key market.”

EchoPark, which opened in 2014, expects to have 90 percent population coverage across the U.S. by 2025 and has a target of two million vehicles sold

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