Could the automotive industry fail? Dealer says not even if he has to sell hovercrafts or time machines

Jared Wheeler, St. George Auto Gallery CEO and president, has an eye on the future of the automotive industry, whatever that future may hold, St. George, Utah, photo date not specified | Photo courtesy of St. George Auto Gallery, St. George News

FEATURE — Automotive leaders have speculated about their industry and are concerned with how they will adapt to new technology. But St. George Auto Gallery is enthusiastic about the future and is ready for whatever it holds, whether it’s more automobiles or technology that only exists in sci-fi stories.

Technology has virtually exploded overnight. Just 20 years ago, the internet was new, cell phones were the size of a loaf of bread and you were probably excited about the new NSYNC CD you just bought.

Large companies like Disney, Coke, Exxon and Macy’s have had to evolve and adapt as companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon and Netflix started to take shape.

The Automotive industry has been forced to adapt to technology just like any other business. It has existed for just over a century but has seen drastic changes in its lifetime. Ford rolled out the Model T in 1908 and Tesla rolled out the all-electric Roadster Sport in 2010.

You can virtually buy, rent, and build a vehicle online. Electric and Hybrids sales in the US have grown by 30 percent in 2018 alone. Don’t forget that cars are driving themselves by using light detection and ranging. They are communicating with each other and are tailoring driving experiences through the cloud. You can thank Ford, GM and Tesla for that. “Adapt or Die” is essentially the business motto for any mom and pop shop or any large corporation.

Jared Wheeler, St. George Auto Gallery CEO and president, has an eye on the future of the automotive industry, whatever that future may hold, St. George, Utah, photo date not specified | Photo courtesy of St. George Auto Gallery, St. George News

Jared Wheeler, St. George Auto Gallery CEO and president, said he believes that in the future, the car business may evolve into a transportation business and that whether they sell cars that drive themselves, teleportation devices, or even fireplaces with Floo powder, St. George Auto Gallery will be right there pushing the possibilities.

Wheeler said he was once asked “What happens when cars become all electric?” His response was “We will provide whatever vehicle, hovercraft, or time machine that transports people.”

Wheeler said St. George Auto Gallery has been able to recognize, adapt, evolve and change with the current trends, adding that one thing he takes pride in is being able to quickly adapt. He believes that technology is shaping our lives, and he is focusing on how St. George Auto Gallery can be a part of the change.

“The only way to be the leader is by being one step ahead,” Wheeler said.

To find out more about teleportation devices – or just a great deal on a pre-owned vehicle –contact St. George Auto Gallery at 435-628-4242 or check out their website.

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1 Comment

  • Mike P January 5, 2019 at 10:44 am

    The headline above this post (advertisement) makes absolutely ZERO sense. What does this dealership having to sell hovercraft and time machines have to do with the automotive industry failing?

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