Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK (FCA UK) has launched a range of approved used vehicle programmes for each of its UK car and van brands, for vehicles which are up to five years old or with 60,000 miles on the clock.
The Fiat, Abarth and Fiat Professional schemes will be known as ‘Found Approved and Used’, while the Jeep and Alfa Romeo’s will be covered by the ‘Selected For You’ programme.
Vehicles that receive approval will receive a 12 month branded approved warranty, and a 12 month vehicle breakdown cover. It will also include a multi-point inspection, an ownership assurance certificate, and full interior and exterior valet.
The programme will also include what was described as ‘competitive finance offers’. When asked what this meant, a spokesperson for FCA UK said: “FCAAS, the Finance Company associated with FCA UK, offer Used Vehicle Financial Support currently in the way of additional Customer Deposits, so as to enhance the Used Vehicle offers. From time to time FCA Remarketing also offer additional support making our Finance Offers, both HP & PCP more attractive to the Customer and to the Dealer Network as this supports their own Marketing.”
FCA UK has also introduced a dedicated used vehicle area team to assist and support dealers in the field. This will provide participating dealers with access to hands on advice and guidance on how to develop and grow their used car business.
Tristan Downs, remarketing manager at FCA UK said: “We know that trust and transparency are really important for today’s car buyers, and that customers expect all the benefits of buying a used car from a franchised dealer. That’s why we have introduced a number of excellent benefits to give customers far greater peace of mind.”