heycar continues on its growth path Online used car platform arrives to the French market

December 09, 2021 - The multi-brand platform heycar launches services in the French market, offering customers high-quality used cars backed by dealer guarantees. After Germany (2017), the United Kingdom (2019) and Spain (2020), France is the heycar Group’s fourth market. In addition to Volkswagen Financial Services, Volkswagen Group, Daimler Mobility and Allianz, the Renault Group together with RCI Bank and Services will become shareholders of the heycar Group.

heycar is quickly growing in the European used car space, representing a global offer of more than 350,000 cars and working with a network of more than 6,000 dealers to promote quality vehicles and services directly to customers. Cars featured on the platform are younger than 8 years, have less than 150,000 KM on the clock, and come with a dealer guarantee. The main objective of heycar.fr is to create and offer the best solutions, both for buyers of used cars and for the different players in the automotive sector, who have a strong interest in offering their services through an innovative online channel. In this way, the platform is open to dealers of all brands and collaborates with their financial partners to support the purchase process.

For entering the French market, Daimler, Renault and Volkswagen including all brands are working closely with heycar, sharing the same objective of creating added value for customers and dealers through the digital marketing of used cars. The close connection with the automobile companies opens important market access for heycar and provides a direct link to local dealers. As a result, customers in France now have access to a selection of attractive quality used cars from more than 1,120 dealer partners from the outset. The company is launching with 30,000 vehicles on the platform and aims to expand to 100,000 vehicles in 2022 across all established automotive brands and is open to new partners joining its project.

"As heycar operates close to the OEMs standards, it has a high level of quality – 'offering only used cars with a warranty' – we clearly see, that heycar fulfills the demand of our customers and dealers. The high level of quality includes captive service offerings, like financing, leasing and insurance. With this our dealers can offer 360 Degree services for Mercedes-Benz Customers." says Eberhard Kern, Director Corporate Sales, Pre-Owned Sales and Market Management Mercedes-Benz Cars, of Mercedes-Benz AG.

heycar guarantees a hassle-free used car purchase

Mathias Hioco, with an extensive experience in both the used car sector and digital platforms, has been appointed regional CEO of the company by heycar Group. "We will offer our partners – whether dealers, manufacturers, financing or insurance providers – an additional digital sales channel to present their products and services. This will allow us to offer customers in France a highly trusted online shopping experience, in addition to special offers and services, with a simple and transparent online journey and with the flexibility to buy used cars online or offline at the dealership. This makes our proposition unique in the online used car market".

heycar France is expanding its offer of high-quality used cars in 2022 and will continuously adding functionalities to the customer experience such as financing options, insurance products and other value-added services. For a complete one-stop-shop experience for customers in France, heycar will work on the full integration of end-to-end online purchasing options

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