Car-shopping company Shift seeks to follow Carvana with 2020 IPO

Shift, the five-year-old app-driven car shopping firm, could give auto retail group Lithia a chance to hedge against auto market disruption by cashing in on an IPO down the road.


Lithia pours $54 million into used-car startup

Lithia Motors is investing $54 million into online used-car buying startup Shift Technologies. The money will help Shift expand technologically and geographically.

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