Summer may be slowly drawing to a close, but Carvana’s rapid expansion into new and exciting markets has shown no signs of cooling down. In fact, the past few months have seen Carvana bring the new way to buy a car to a record seven new markets in the second quarter alone!
To get this quarter started off right, Carvana first made its way to The Gateway City of St. Louis. Next up was the opening of our Chicago market, our largest market to date, which will enable Carvana to bring free, as-soon-as next-day delivery to over 9.5 million residents living in the Chicagoland area. Following our Chicago market launch were a pair of market openings in the Palmetto State, as Carvana made a bold debut in South Carolina with the opening of two markets in Greenville and Columbia. From there, we headed south to the Peach State, where the opening of our Macon and Augusta locations joined our inaugural market of Atlanta to give Georgia three Carvana locations. Finally, Carvana capped off the whirlwind quarter by rolling into the Sooner State and opening our Oklahoma City market – our 30th market nationwide.
Altogether, the second quarter expansion blitz increased the total percentage of the U.S. population our markets collectively serve from 19.7% to 27.1%. And during the first half of Q3, we have already launched five additional markets in Louisville, Detroit, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Phoenix – the proud home of Carvana headquarters!
As exciting as the past few months have been on the expansion front, we’re just as thrilled to bring a unique and fun way to experience car buying to folks living in the Dallas metro area. That’s because in April, Carvana launched its fifth Car Vending Machine to date with the opening of a brand new eight-story structure in the Dallas suburb of Frisco. Our new Dallas Car Vending Machine marks the fourth of its kind in the state of Texas, joining Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.
With more Car Vending Machines and market launches on the horizon, you’ll want to stay tuned to Carvana’s Behind The Wheel blog to see where we’re headed next!