Volkswagen launches new approved used scheme

Published 03 September 2013

Volkswagen is launching a new approved used van scheme designed to give second hand van buyers the same options as those buying a new van. Called Das WeltAuto it should reduce the time businesses spend looking for the right van and includes 12 months warranty and a full history check.

Any commercial vehicle, whether it's a Volkswagen or not, which has less than 100,000 miles, can now be sold as an approved Das WeltAuto van broadening the range of vehicles available.

For each vehicle, a Volkswagen Van Centre will suggest a number of approved accessories such as alloy wheel upgrades, parking sensors, cruise control, satellite navigation or Bluetooth. The prices will include VAT and fitting to make the process as transparent as possible.

"What sets Das WeltAuto apart from other used vehicle schemes is that it takes into consideration the complete buying experience and the importance of a flexible package to meet customers’ requirements," says Andy Waite, Head of Sales for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in the UK.

The Das WeltAuto programme includes:

  • Minimum 12 months comprehensive warranty
  • Minimum 12 months Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Roadside Assistance, providing breakdown and recovery services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in the UK and Europe
  • Vehicle data and mileage checks
  • Technical quality checks
  • A replacement vehicle – in the event of a breakdown or warranty repair
  • Vehicle customisation – from a comprehensive range of accessories
  • 30-day/1,000 miles 'Right of Exchange' policy
  • Finance options – a comprehensive range of finance options including Hire Purchase, Lease Purchase, Finance Lease and service plans
  • Test drive – test drive the vehicle before committing to purchase
  • Trade in – part exchange your current vehicle, irrespective of age and mileage
  • Seven days complimentary Volkswagen Insurance

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