Arval to target consumers direct with ex-lease stock
Arval has launched a new used car website in the UK, providing a platform to target consumers direct with ex-lease cars.
The leasing giant has been focused for some time on remarketing a “proportion” of its used vehicles direct to consumers; part of ongoing work to increasingly turn to online sales.
The new Arval AutoSelect site – at autoselect.arval.co.uk – forms part of its portfolio and is focused on offering a flexible online used car experience, with a choice of used vehicles to buy outright, finance and lease. All of the vehicles on the site have been refurbished, have gone through a 128-point AA inspection, have service history, and a service or MOT will have been carried out if either is due within the next six months. The company can also accept and process part exchanges as part of the transaction.
It’s also offering free home delivery to any UK mainland address – important during the coronavirus – and there is a 14-day cooling off period, with the customer entitled to return any vehicle that doesn’t meet their needs.
Gary Burns, remarketing director at Arval UK, explained: “The used car sector has changed, perhaps permanently, as a result of the coronavirus crisis, and a growing number of buyers are looking for a process where every step – choice, finance and delivery – can be carried out entirely remotely online. At the same time they want to be supported throughout with timely information about the vehicle and the sales process.
“We have a number of established digital remarketing channels, which make it easy for our buyers to do business with us – irrespective of whether they are car dealers or members of the public. Arval AutoSelect is an exciting new addition and we expect this platform to become a key part of our remarketing mix.”
The site launches with a selection of hundreds of vehicles and stock will be expanded over time.