Take a look around Derby Citroen… on StreetView

Time 8:44 am, May 1, 2013

Screen shot 2013-05-01 at 09.25.10TAKING a look around your local dealership quite often involves a quick trip down the road – but not for customers at Derby Citroen.

The Vertu Motors dealership has teamed up with Google – inviting the internet giant’s cameras onto the premises for a snoop around.

The result is that customers can now wander around the dealership from the comfort of their sofas – free to browse the premises with Google’s StreetView system.

Almost the entire Bristol Street Motors Citroen site can be toured with a few clicks of the mouse.

Both the showroom and forecourt can be navigated around in virtual form, with staff members appearing to go about their daily business in the background – and used vehicles proudly on display outside.

Most unusually of all though, customers can even step inside the Citroen models on offer. There are full Streetview 360 degree views of the interiors of almost every car sitting in the dealer – including the rather plush DS5.

The only area off-limits is (quite sensibly) the service bay. It’s possible to get a good look through the giant glass doors that separate it from the customer waiting area, though.

If you fancy taking a look around the dealer, head on over to Google Maps now.

Or, if Citroens aren’t quite your thing, there’s always the German supercar showroom we reported on last month

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Staff Writer Jon is one of the Car Dealer team's newest members. You can also find him contributing to AOL Cars.

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