Automotive giant Stellantis has launched Spoticar, the UK’s first multi-brand manufacturer approved-used car programme.
Uniting the Vauxhall, Peugeot and Citroen approved-used initiatives, Spoticar will allow car buyers to search multiple brands on a single used car platform.
Brands outside the Stellantis group will also be included, if a Spoticar retailer decides to add them.
“Stellantis is always looking at new ways to innovate the market”, said used vehicle operations director Nick Richards.
“With the launch of Spoticar, we bring our excellent used-approved programmes across our brands into a single platform for customers to use.
“We’ve also optimised the platform so customers can view online, or visit a showroom to finalise the details, giving them the convenience and choice to decide what is best for them.”
Spoticar has been designed with online used car purchases in mind. The firm claims it allows buyers to complete a deal entirely from home, including obtaining part-exchange values and organising a finance package.
At launch on 16 June, the platform will advertise more than 12,000 approved used cars.
Each one will have a one-year warranty and roadside assistance package (provided by the RAC). A 30-day exchange commitment is also included for customers who experience a fault that cannot be fixed.
Customers aren’t barred from a physical experience, either. For the two in three people who still want to view and test-drive used cars before purchase, Spoticar will let them choose the vehicle they want online and then link them to the relevant car dealer.
They can then either view the car in person – or arrange a home delivery test drive if they prefer.
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