FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Edmunds.com Posts Streaming Video Highlights from the New York International Auto Show
Santa Monica, CA April 11, 2001 -- Edmunds.com, the Web's leading consumer resource for unbiased automotive information, has added streaming video from the New York International Auto Show to its Web site. Edmunds.com's video gallery now includes more than 70 video segments, including road tests, features and "how to's" -- as well as the remarkably popular vehicle introductions from the world's major auto shows.
Prior to coming to New York, Edmunds.com had built an extensive inventory of video clips from the Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago and Geneva auto shows now streaming on Edmunds.com, including exciting auto show introductions of the Acura 3.2 TL, Acura RS-X, Aston Martin Vanquish, BMW X coupe, 2001 BMW 3-series Compact, Buick Bengal, Cadillac Vizón, Chrysler Crossfire, Dodge Powerbox, 2002 Dodge Ram 1500, Dodge Super8 Hemi, 2003 Dodge Viper RT-10 convertible, Ford Forty-Nine, Ford Mustang Bullitt, Ford hybrid, 2002 Ford SVT Focus, 2002 Ford Thunderbird, GMC Terracross, Honda Model X, Hyundai HCD6 Roadster Concept Car, 2002 Hyundai Terracan, 2002 Infiniti Q45, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Willys, Kia Optima SE-L Concept, Lexus IS 300 SportCross wagon and five-speed manual, Lexus SC 430, Maserati 3200GT, Mazda MX Sport Tourer, Mazda RX-8, Mazda Premacy, 2003 Mercury Marauder, Mitsubishi ASX, Mitsubishi RPM7000, Nissan Alpha-T, 2002 Nissan Xterra & Frontier, Oldsmobile O4, Pontiac Vibe, Pontiac REV Concept Car, 2002 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS sedan and TS Sport wagon, Toyota RSC Concept Car, Volkswagen Jetta wagon, Volkswagen Microbus, Volvo Adventure and Volvo Safety Concept Car.
"Since the launch of our streaming video initiative in January, our audience has grown twenty-fold, from 2,000 to over 40,000 weekly views. We have surpassed even the most bullish estimates," stated Glenn McClanan, Director of Broadband Initiatives for Edmunds.com. "The Edmunds.com name and the significant traffic to our video gallery have helped earn our camera crews special access to the hottest products, such as the 2002 Infiniti Q45."
The video initiative is supported by the technology of CNET Media Productions, a division of CNET Networks Inc. CNET Media Productions, which offers standout, original video to high tech and Internet companies, works under the guidance of Edmunds.com's editorial staff to create informational videos. CNET's award-winning television and radio programs are broadcast in 100 countries worldwide, as well as on CNBC and other national distribution in the U.S. CNET is the largest minority shareholder in Edmunds, and this collaboration is one of many between the companies intended to help further Edmunds.com's development as the premier meta-channel for the automotive industry.
To check out the Edmunds.com video gallery, please visit: http://www.edmunds.com/video/
To view video segments from the New York International auto show, please visit: http://www.edmunds.com/news/autoshows/articles/45785/article.html
Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Edmunds.com is the Internet's pioneer and leader in providing free, third party automotive information, tools and services for consumers. Edmunds.com empowers, educates, and engages visitors by providing them with straightforward information on key aspects of buying, selling, and owning a vehicle. For example, Edmunds has launched its True Market ValueSM products to inform the general public of the actual transaction prices of vehicles and vehicle finance rates, while the Edmunds.com Powershopper offers car shoppers the opportunity to research and pursue online and offline purchase options in the informative, consumer-friendly environment of the Edmunds web site. Visitors are also provided extensive automobile reviews, consumer information, safety updates, incentive and rebate news, expert analysis of developments in the automotive world, and the Town Hall, an interactive community of more than 500,000 registered members. Edmunds.com received Yahoo! Internet Life's Gold Star Site honor for excellence in the category of "Best Car-Buying Tips," was ranked number one in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites as reported by The Wall Street Journal, rated the number one automotive and second overall web site in the Dialscore loyalty study, was named as one of Yahoo! Internet Life's 50 Most Incredibly Useful Sites, one of Money's 50 Most Useful Financial Websites, both a Digital Favorite and one of the Top 10 Editors' Picks in TIME's On Magazine, and among Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 100 Web Sites for Entrepreneurs.