Seat has launched a new fleet initiative aimed at “boosting convenience, reducing cost and delivering the highest levels of fleet aftersales service”, according to the VW-owned manufacturer.
The range of measures includes price commitments for fleet customers on servicing, such as free fitting on any jobs taking less than 12 minutes, a maximum £7.50 per litre oil charge and £1.50 per litre on AdBlue, a 7.5% discount on parts and £35 maximum charge for an MoT test. The company has also set maximum labour rates of £66 in London, £63 in the south east, £60 in the Midlands and South Wales and £58 in the rest of the country.
Other benefits included either collection and delivery or a courtesy car, free wash and vacuum and a free vehicle health check.
“The Fleet Commitment initiative helps us evolve our proposition further still; we are committed to delivering customer service and aftersales excellence,” said Martin Gray, Contract Hire and Leasing Manager at Seat UK. “With such a strong line-up of vehicles covering more of the market than ever, our aftersales offer is now also among the most competitive in the marketplace.”
“The scheme provides exceptional post-sale support to make life easier for fleet or leasing managers and drivers alike,” he continued. “Not only that, it helps fleets manage future costs and protect against uncertainty. We want to be able to offer fleets all the support they need.”
Seat recorded record sales figures in 2018 including a 27% growth in true fleet sales, mainly off the back of the new Ateca and Arona crossovers, and it is about to launch the new Tarraco seven-seat SUV above the two existing models. The latest addition takes Seat up to covering 80% of the UK market by sales, and a third of its registrations are now accounted for by the crossover models, beaten only by the lower-medium Leon.