Car lovers can now buy a new Kia car over the internet. As Kia Motors America and eBay Motors have joined hands together to sell new cars online.
Through the program, more than 345 Kia dealers have signed up to list their entire stock of new Kia vehicle inventory online. From the comfort of their own home environment, consumers can search and shop new Kia vehicle inventory across all participating dealers and make offers online through eBay's Best Offer option, the car maker said in a statement.
eBay Motors' large, multi-dimensional marketplace aligns perfectly with Kia's rapidly expanding brand and offers consumers a comprehensive and convenient shopping experience for our entire new vehicle lineup, said Tom Loveless, vice president of sales, KMA.
Shoppers can view a list of cars available from the nearest Kia showroom by visiting www.kia.ebay.com and entering their zip code.
According to J.D. Power and Associates, Inc., Internet auto shoppers are up 17 percent in 2010 year to date, and 79 percent of all auto shoppers' source third-party websites such as eBay Motors before making a purchase.
Kia, based in Seoul, will finish the year with its best market share since entering the U.S. in 1994. The automaker introduced seven new vehicles in the past 18 months, including the Soul hatchback and Sorento sport-utility vehicle.