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Carvana's tallest car vending machine yet opens in midtown Atlanta

Carvana's flagship vending machine has opened in midtown Atlanta.

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Its flagship has been born. Situated alongside the I-75/85 Connnector in Atlanta's trending Midtown neighborhood is Carvana's newest car vending machine, the tallest it has constructed yet. It stands 12 stories high and has a 43-vehicle capacity.

In time for its debut, Carvana filled the machine with brightly colored models, which stand out amongst the red and painted brick facades of buildings adjacent to it. Customers aren't limited to those models. They are able to choose from more than 20,000 vehicles via Carvana.com and take care of the finance, purchase, trade in, and schedule as-soon-as-next-day pick up there too.

Carvana Customers can buy and sell their vehicles via Caravan in a paperless process. Photo courtesy of Carvana

The entire process is social distancing-friendly. Customers who choose Car Vending Machine pickup can set an appointment by selecting a day and time convenient for them. When they arrive, they will be the only customer inside the Car Vending Machine, will be greeted by a Customer Advocate, and receive a commemorative Carvana coin to activate the automated vending process.

As more and more buyers turned online for vehicle purchases when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, used car retailer Carvana (NYSE: CVNA) has s reaped the rewards. Q3 revenue was up 40 percent year over year and income was up more than 76 percent. On March 20, the company's stock was priced at $29.35 per share. Today, the value per share is $221.59.

When buyers purchase their next vehicle through Carvana's all-digital service, they also get a seven-day return policy , which allows them to drive the vehicle for a week to make sure it's truly a good fit.

All vehicles sold by Carvana must pass a 150-point inspection, have never been in a reported accident, and have no frame damage. Features, imperfections and updated information about open safety recalls are listed on every car's vehicle description page on the auto seller's website.

Customers can also sell their current vehicle to Carvana and receive an offer in just minutes—even without purchasing a vehicle.

Can't make it to the car vending machine in Atlanta? Carvana also has machines in Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Maryland, Arizona, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and California.

The Atlanta Car Vending Machine is located at 166 16th Street NW. Location hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET. Vehicle pickup at any of Carvana's Car Vending Machines is free for all Carvana customers.

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The 2022 Acura TLX has the technology enabled.

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Toyota and Lexus announced that the WarnerMedia RIDE app would be coming to their models earlier this year. Now, Honda and Acura will be offering the same.

On certain Wi-Fi enabled Honda and Acura vehicles, AT&T unlimited in-car Wi-Fi users will have access to the WarnerMedia RIDE app. The app allows users to connect multiple devices in their vehicles to browse, stream and share premium content from the WarnerMedia library while on the road.

Honda and Acura vehicle owners have been able to use their on-board modem as a hot spot for connecting up to seven devices since 2017. Models compatible for the new tech include the Acura RDX (2019-present), Acura TLX (2021), and Acura MDX (2022) across all trim levels. Honda vehicles with the tech include Accord (2018-present, Touring), Odyssey (2018-present; Touring, Elite), Insight (2019-present, Touring)., Passport (2019-present; Touring, Elite)., and Pilot (2019-present; Touring, Elite, Black Edition).

The WarnerMedia RIDE App allows passengers to access 1,000+ hours of live and on-demand entertainment. The app includes hit TV shows and movies from top brands such as Cartoon Network, CNN, HBO Max, TBS, TNT and TruTV, spanning animation, entertainment, news, sports and more.

WarnerMedia RIDE app The WarnerMedia RIDE app allows users to choose their own avatar.Photo courtesy of Acura

Users can set up profiles and personalize their user exerpience with an avatar from the WarnerMedia library. Profiles also ensure age-appropriate content with options for adults to restrict access to their profiles with an access code.

"Wireless connectivity and connected car services continue to be key features for customers and our long-standing relationship with AT&T continues to be one way we deliver exciting new content to Honda and Acura owners," said Art St. Cyr, vice president of North American Auto Strategy for American Honda. "Honda will continue working to enhance the in-car experience, including the capabilities of the AT&T network and access to top content with WarnerMedia RIDE."

"We're always looking for new and innovative ways to elevate the connected car experience for our customers. With WarnerMedia RIDE, we are delivering a connected experience that's perfect for journeys," said Joe Mosele, vice president, Mobility & Internet of Things, AT&T. "Our collaboration is keeping Honda and Acura owners connected wherever they travel with hours of news and entertainment for the whole family."

WarnerMedia RIDE is available now in the App Store and on Google Play for all U.S. unlimited data plan subscribers. WarnerMedia RIDE is included at no additional cost for existing and new unlimited subscribers.

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The Lamborghini Lounge NYC opens this spring in Chelsea, Manhattan.

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The world of Lamborghini is available by appointment only. Tucked beneath the High Line in the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City, an exclusive lounge has opened its doors. The 5,400-square-foot Lamborghini Lounge is the automaker's new NYC flagship location.

The space is designed to be reminiscent of Lamborghini's facilities in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy. Lamborghini Lounge NYC offers guests exclusive access to never-before-seen vehicles, Italian culinary experience and bespoke exhibitions. The space can also be utilized for private meetings and events. Attendance is always invite-only.

Lamborghini Lounge in NYC

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"We are opening the doors to a private space our customers and friends can call their own with exclusive access," said Stephan Winkelmann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini. "Following the success of our Lamborghini Lounge venues across the globe, this new flagship in Manhattan will create a vibrant and personal connection to share the Lamborghini lifestyle; a true reflection of our fine Italian heritage. I look forward to visiting our Lamborghini customers and friends in New York soon."

The two-story gallery-style venue features private spaces as well as an Ad Personam design studio, meeting spaces, and a full-service kitchen.The design of the kitchen and finishes are by Italian luxury kitchen manufacturer La Dolce Vita. Sound for the lounge is filtered through a Bang & Olufsen audio system. Trademark Italian furnishings from Living Divani garnish each room.

"This unique space will serve as Lamborghini's outpost in one of the world's greatest cities," said Federico Foschini, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer of Automobili Lamborghini. "The Ad Personam studio provides an extension and personal touchpoint, which could previously only be found at our home in Sant'Agata, and we look forward to offering this and access to never-before-seen limited-edition models to VIP visitors of the Lounge NYC."

Currently, a Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Omologata (STO) makes its home in the space. A similarly named watch, Roger Dubuis's newest timepiece – Excalibur Huracán STO – is featured in the space's Gravity Window. Only 88 units of the watch will be produced and sold.

Multiple brand partners will be activated throughout the space in the coming month, exclusive to Lounge guests.

The Lamborghini Lounge opens this spring.

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