CEYLON BUSINESS NEWS
Jaguar Land Rover Approved Pre-Owned Division Launched
SML Frontier Automotive, sole agents of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in Sri Lanka launches the new certified Pre-Owned programme, branded as "Approved" in Sri Lanka. All vehicles purchased from this division are authenticated and rejuvenated to deliver the most exhilarating drive possible with full peace of mind to a
new customer, Approved is a standard quality programme developed by extensive customer research focusing on on delivering what customers have told JLR they want when purchasing a pre-owned vehicle.
Garth Turnbull, Preowned Manager, Jaguar Land Rover Asia Pacific Importers, commented: The Approved Programme repregent3 a significant shift in the approach to selling pre-owned vehicles here in Sri Lanka Immediately, our customers will benefit not only from complete peace of mind but also the
quality and Standard of service they would expect from Jaguar Land Rover when selecting a pre-owned vehicle, It has been developed by a multi-functional Jaguar Land Rover Team, benchmarking alternate programmes to create an industry leading programme that am certain will meet and exceed our local
Every Approved Preowned Jaguar or Land Rover vehicle is independently inspected by a specially trained team to ensure that high 31andard3 vehicle preparation and customer service are met and maintained.Vehicles part of tho program are inspected meticulously and receive the following:
•605 comprehensive inspections ensure that preowned vehicles are jn the best condition in both power and engine, including the perfect vehicle body with the use of technology and the latest inopoc(ion fools and devices,
All vehicles are tested on the road, where technicians will evaluation behaviors of each vehicle which include suspension, vibration, braking, performance, engine and transrnission to ensure that it is operating in the best condition.
2.Yoar accredited vehicle warranty which is equivalent to a guarantee (or a new car,
A fully reconditioned vehicle by export technicians using the latest technology and genuine spare parts.,
2 Year Roadside Assistance available 24 hours a day, inclusive emergency assistance such as
a tire leak Of a key,the history of all cart) has boon thoroughly investigated with actual driving distance accredited and
verified history of ownership.
Commenting on the launch, Ravi Perera, CEO, SML Frontier Automotive states: "We are pleased to launch the Approved programme in Sri Lanka. This opens new doors for us and will give Sri Lankan customers the ultimate retail experience in line with buying a brand new vehicle, removing any concerns of future
ownership through superior vehicle preparation and the provision of class leading warranty and roadside assistance."
Chandima Gooneratne, Approved Pre-Owned Manager, SML Frontier Automotive, further highlights: "The new Approved programme gives us an opportunity to develop and grow our customer base and their loyalty by offering an unprecedented level of service to pre-owned customers, encouraging them to return and buy
another pre-owned or even new vehicle."
If you are looking for a pre-owned Jaguar or Land Rover in the best condition, with a comprehensive Jaguar or Land Rover warranty, the new Approved programme is the reliable choice for you, to choose the best pre-owned vehicles in the market For more information on the Approved programme, call 2552444 or
visit the Jaguar Land Rover showroom at No. 74, Flower Road, Colombo 7. The Approved programme in Sri Lanka websites are http://approved.lk.jaquar.com and http://approved.lk.landrover.com
Future Automobiles launches Ford Quick-Lane Service
Ford customers can get their vehicles serviced in 45 minutes or less
Ford Motor Company, the g28 lobal automotive giant represented in Sri Lanka by Future Automobiles (Pvt) Limited, a subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings PLC, has introduced the Ford Quick-Lane Service to speed up vehicle servicing at the Ford Centre in Battaramulla.
The Ford Quick-Lane Service allows Ford customers with prior appointments to drop off their vehicles and get it serviced within a period of 45 minutes. It consists of two additional service bays that focuses strictly on providing a highly-efficient vehicle service to Ford customers thereby minimising the time they have to spend away from their busy schedules when getting their vehicles serviced. The main Ford workshop which is at the same location will continue to operate at full capacity with a renewed emphasis on general repairs.
Elaborating on the Quick-Lane Service,– Future Automobiles CEO of Chamath Tennekoon said, “With Ford’s footprint in the Sri Lankan market rapidly increasing, there is naturally an increase in the number of vehicles that come in for regular service. Therefore, we felt that in order to provide the best service delivery standards to our valued customers, we need to ensure that those who come for regular services get a super-efficient service resulting in quick turnaround. With the newly-launched Ford Quick-Lane Service, this has become a reality and feedback from our customers have been excellent.”
Ford's heritage in Sri Lanka is almost as rich as the local automotive industry itself. With Ford entering the market in 2010, Sri Lankan customers have been quick to notice that Ford cars have set the standards in terms of safety, fuel efficiency, built quality and innovation. The Ford showroom in Sri Lanka currently includes the nameplates Fiesta(Sedan Car),the Kuga(SUV),EcoSport(SUV) and Everest (7-Seat SUV) as well as the Ranger Double Cab.