The identify Amazon is well-known to Volvo fanatics, having adorned one of many firm’s longest-running fashions. However with that line lengthy since retired, the Swedish automaker is teaming up with one other Amazon to launch one thing of a ground-breaking new service.
Just like what VW has supplied with the Atlas, sure prospects of the net retail big will now be capable to ebook take a look at drives via Amazon Prime Now and have the automobile delivered straight to their door. No must go to the dealership. Simply join on-line out of your pc or telephone, and a skilled specialist will deliver it to your house or workplace, present you the ins and outs, and Bob’s your uncle, as they are saying.
All of which sounds fairly cool, however there’s a couple of catches. For starters, the pilot undertaking is being launched first within the UK. And even then, it’s solely being supplied in 4 main cities: London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Edinburgh. So should you reside elsewhere, you’ll have to attend.
For one more, the service will solely be energetic throughout “choose weekends” in June and July. The take a look at drives final 45 minutes. They usually’ll solely be supplied on the V40, the ageing hatchback that’s simply the least thrilling within the firm’s more and more refreshing lineup.
The novelty right here, then, is much less about what Volvo and Amazon are providing now, and extra about what they might provide sooner or later if this pilot undertaking proves profitable. Then once more, should you reside in one of many largest cities within the UK, and have actually needed to check drive a V40 however haven’t had the time, this could possibly be simply your ticket.
“At Volvo Vehicles, we purpose to make folks’s lives simpler. Our ‘Prime Now take a look at drive’ provide does simply that, permitting potential prospects to strive our V40 on their phrases and in acquainted environment,” stated Volvo Automotive UK managing director Jon Wakefield. “We’re proud to group up with Amazon to ship this distinctive initiative, the primary of its variety within the UK and the newest in a spread of choices from Volvo designed to take the effort out of working a automobile.”