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The eight-story Carvana car vending machine in Novi can accommodate 27 vehicles. (Photo: Daniel Mears, The Detroit News)

Novi — Online vehicle retailer Carvana is expanding its presence in Metro Detroit with the opening Thursday of one of its signature “car vending machines.” 

The machine, which online shoppers can visit to pick up their vehicle, is located at 26890 Adell Center Drive. The eight-story brick-and-glass tower is capable of holding 27 vehicles. 

Carvana, which offers a fully-online car shopping experience with an inventory of more than 15,000 used vehicles, first entered the Detroit market in 2017 when it began offering at-home delivery.

The Phoenix-based company says the addition of a physical location is a way to accommodate customers who prefer picking up their purchases in person, as well as a marketing opportunity to make more people aware of it.