Hyundai customers will be able to purchase a new Hyundai entirely over the internet from next year, including arranging finance, when the manufacturer launches ‘Click to Buy’ on 6th January.
The site will also feature fixed pricing, removing the need or ability to haggle, trade-in prices for old cars, a new car configurator, and the ability to pay the finance deposit from a laptop, pc or mobile device.
Assuming finance is used, purchases are completed online, after which an appointment is made for the customer to take any trade-in to their dealer, sign any legal documents and pick up the new vehicles all at once. Participating dealers will be open in evenings and at weekends, as well.
For those buying with cash, Hyundai said it will be possible to have the car delivered to them for a price, with collection of a trade-in at the same time.
Although this home delivery functionality is also available for customers buying through finance, the actual finance paperwork will need to be signed on a dealership premises.
Initially Click to Buy will feature the i10, i20, i30, Tuscon and Santa Fe models, but Hyundai sad more models will be added throughout 2017.
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Tony Whitehorn, president and chief executive of Hyundai UK said “We’ve spent many years listening to customers and Click To Buy is the result: it’s a site that makes the process of buying a new car easier, simpler and clearer than ever, doing away with haggling through fixed pricing – and offering the ability to buy a car online in just five minutes flat. This is just the start of Hyundai offering even greater customer service. Over the coming months we’ll be adding even more functionality to Click To Buy – watch this space.”