Available initially on the XC40 compact SUV, Test Drive+ is “designed to put total control in customer’s hands”, says Volvo.
Test drives are available at Volvo dealers, or cars can be delivered to the customer’s home or place of work. An hour is available, although extended test drives can be arranged for up to four days.
Bookings are done online or by calling a team of Test Drive+ agents, with customers able to view a real-time calendar to see what dates are available.
A confirmation email is sent once the booking has been made, and the customer will be directed to a reserved parking space upon arrival at the dealer.
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‘At ease and valued’
Kristian Elvefors, Volvo Car UK managing director, said: “The test drive is a critical element when people are making the important decision about whether or not to buy a new car, so we want to make sure it’s an experience that makes them feel at ease and valued as a customer, and which also reflects the premium quality of our brand.
“With Test Drive+ we have looked at every aspect from the customer’s point of view to make it as flexible and informative as possible. We want people to enjoy an ideal introduction to our cars, one which is completely designed around them.”
Test Drive+ is available across the UK, initially for the XC40 and then the S60 saloon.
According to the terms and conditions, customers must be 25 years or over to use the Test Drive+ service, while drivers over the age of 75 might require proof of their fitness to drive.
Extended test drives are subject to a £500 pre-authorisation charge, but funds will only be taken to cover any payments or charges outlined in the Ts and Cs.
Click here to read more about Volvo’s Test Drive+ service.