With the current corona crisis, not everyone can go to the local car dealer to view a used car.
That is why these car dealers came up with an online showroom, where they virtually walk around cars with customers.
It is a crucial step of buying a used car: taking a closer look at the car. Whether the seats don’t look too worn out, or the colors look nice in other light, or it still smells like a new car. Thanks to the corona crisis, it is more difficult to just go to the dealer, because you can no longer be too close together. As a result, dealers notice that car sales have already collapsed somewhat.
However, a dealer network of Bentleys, Lamborghinis and Porsche’s has come up with a possible solution: the online showroom Preowned showroom. The concept is simple. Search the used Bentley, Lambo or Porsche “of your dreams” via the site. You can chat with one of the site’s employees via a live chat. Then they can show the car via a live video connection. That way you can view all the details of the car, without having to leave the house. Ideal right?
Of course this is not a substitute for seeing the car “in real life”. This can also be arranged via Preowned showroom. The desired occasion can be picked up at the dealer for a test drive, or the will be brought to your home. So you still have to leave your house. But it remains a useful step in the “I’m looking for a fun, exclusive car” process. If the live video chat already shows that the car is nothing, then you have at least not put your health on the line for nothing.
In a response, Pon indicates that no car has yet been sold via Preowned showroom, but that there have been “many conversations” with interested parties. A few concrete proposals have already been made and arrangements have been made for a test drive. Pon emphasizes that live contact is still preferred, but that in these corona times it is the best way to help customers.
Well, we all have extra time to play with the configurator, so we would have to order very finely composed models… ..