Click and collect: Volvo UK hands over first online-bought car

Time 5:30 pm, July 4, 2019

FOLLOWING the recent launch of the UK’s most comprehensive online car purchase system, Volvo Car UK has now delivered its first car sold entirely through the new platform.

Launched in April this year, Volvo’s online car purchase system offers a smooth, convenient and secure end-to-end process, from car configuration to part-exchange and finance agreement approval, which can take as little as 20 minutes.

Matthew Blanksby, 22, last week became the owner of the first Volvo car to be sold via the platform. He collected his new V60 from Cambridge Garage in Havant, Hampshire.

Mr Blanksby, from Gosport, said: ‘After getting a new job, I decided that I wanted to upgrade to a more luxurious car than the one I was driving at the time. After seeing the V60 at Cambridge Garage in Havant, I immediately knew I preferred the estate style; I love the way the new V60 looks inside and out.’

Customers can tailor their ideal Volvo, including all options and accessories, and many forms of purchase are currently possible, including PCP, conditional sale and cash.

The new service reflects Volvo’s spirit of innovation and its status as the UK’s fastest-growing premium car brand.

John-Michael Eastman, business manager at Cambridge Garage, Havant, said: ‘It’s quite a privilege to have helped Volvo’s first online customer.

‘We are pleased that Matthew found the process so secure, easy and convenient, and wish him many happy years of motoring in his new V60.’

Nicola Murphy, future retail manager at Volvo Car UK, adds: ‘Ordering online provides an alternative way to buy a Volvo, and gives customers the flexibility of choosing how and when they wish to engage with their local retailer.

‘Importantly, the retailer is on hand to help the customer at any point within the process, making the purchase even easier and more convenient for our customers.’

Our picture shows Volvo customer Matthew Blanksby with John-Michael Eastman, Nicola Murphy – and his new car.

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Dave, production editor on Car Dealer Magazine, is a journalist with more than 30 years' experience in the worlds of newspapers, magazines and public relations.

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