• Volvo Selekt website praised for its ease of use, quality of information, appearance and functionality
• Described as "the best in the business" by What Car?
• Volvo XC60 and XC90 also awarded best used SUV category wins
The Volvo Selekt Approved Used Car website has been named Best Used Car Website in the What Car? Used Car Awards 2018.
Judged by the experts at What Car?, the awards recognise the best in the used car industry, and the Volvo Selekt website was honoured for its simplicity, in-depth information and range of useful tools to help buyers choose the right car.
Only the best used cars are selected as a Volvo Selekt Approved Used Car. Each car goes through a detailed preparation process, including history and provenance checks, and a rigorous 100+ point inspection to meet Volvo's strict safety, performance and appearance standards. The car's software is also updated to the latest version, ensuring the car is running to its optimum capability.
On top of this, every Volvo Selekt car comes with an extensive warranty, which includes MoT Test Cover that covers the majority of items that can cause an MoT test failure. A 12-month emergency breakdown and recovery package that covers you across Europe is also included, as is a no-quibble, 30-day exchange promise to guarantee customer satisfaction.
The Volvo Selekt Approved Used Car website is the perfect platform for customers to research and select their used car. They can search for cars nationwide, refine the choice based on parameters such as their monthly budget, space requirements and type of driving, and compare specific Selekt models or create a list of favourites. They can also see videos of the cars, instant chat with the dealer and use the personal finance calculator to create their ideal payment package.
Volvo Selekt Approved Used Car sales totalled 22,415 in 2016, a 10% year-on-year increase.
Commenting on the award, Alex Robbins, What Car?'s Used Cars Editor, said: "Manufacturers' used car websites have evolved rapidly in recent years, and most of them are incredibly well resolved. So to win our award for the best in the business, a website must be a cut above. It needs to be simplicity itself to use, yet also provide plenty of in-depth information on both the cars it offers for sale and the manufacturer's approved used car scheme. It should also have a wide range of functionality, allowing used car buyers to browse classifieds and make enquiries to dealers easily, as well as offering useful tools such as an adjustable finance calculator and live chat. Ideally, on top of all this, it should be visually appealing and slick to use. Volvo's Selekt website does all of this, and does it well, which is why it takes our award."
Bruce Greenwood, Used Car Programme Manager at Volvo Car UK, said: "We're incredibly proud of our Volvo Selekt Approved Used Car scheme, and for the Volvo used car website to be named best in the business by What Car? is a fantastic result. Our approved-used cars are the best pre-owned Volvos on the market, and the Volvo Selekt website is the ideal place for our customers to find exactly the right used Volvo for them."
The Volvo XC60 and XC90 were also victorious at the What Car? Used Car Awards 2018. The first-generation XC60 was awarded Best Used Large SUV aged 7-10 years, while the XC90 took the Best Used Luxury SUV aged 7-10 years award.
For more information on Volvo Selekt Approved Used Cars, please go to www.volvocars.com/uk/cars/used-cars