This month, Volvo Car UK launches two of the motor industry’s most comprehensive packages for fleet customers ever. The first is an online facility for individual corporate drivers and the second a consultancy service for fleet operators. Both have been designed to assist in deciding whether to opt for private leasing, or remain within a company car scheme.
Volvo dealers can provide a fast and accurate assessment of a company car driver’s current situation and the possible alternatives. This online resource1 enables dealers to assess a driver’s tax liability and the cost of purchasing a new Volvo on the Volvo Advantage Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) scheme.
Each Volvo dealer can access a host of information to show the costs compared with running a company car. This includes estimated private and business fuel costs and indicative insurance costs. The system also works out a detailed PCP quotation, including everything from monthly rentals to GAP insurance, (insuring the driver against the difference in what an insurer says the car is worth if it is written off and its real market value) plus servicing and maintenance costs.
For businesses, a consultancy service is now available which reviews current company fleet policies and makes recommendations on how they can provide Inland Revenue approved opt out schemes for employees. The initial detailed feasibility part of the study is free to all major fleets.
This service reviews significant changes that could be made to an existing fleet policy from both the employer’s and employee’s perspective. Each review is based on reducing company fleet costs and ensuring the company retains corporate control of the car policy, while maintaining employee morale.
According to Ian Rendle, Volvo Car UK’s Corporate Sales Manager the schemes are the result of nine months’ hard work: ‘We have undertaken a great deal of independent research as well as talking to drivers and our dealer network. The feedback showed that we had to launch two separate services to cater for the differing needs of the individual driver and business owner.’
Drivers and businesses can also access cash or car information online via the Fleet and Finance page on Volvo’s website at www.volvocars.co.uk.Published 30 August 2002