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Chrysler LLC Teams With eBay Motors as Sales of Certified Used Vehicles Rise
Jun 12, 2008 (10:06 AM EDT)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler LLC today announced a partnership with eBay to list their U.S. Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) inventory on the new eBay Motors' Certified Pre-Owned Showroom. The eBay Motors' CPO Showroom is a new online hub, designed to house a franchised dealer's certified used-vehicle inventory. It will now provide its 12 million* monthly unique visitors with a selection of over 15,000 late-model, low-mileage, fully inspected and reconditioned used Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles complete with factory-backed warranties, a free CARFAX vehicle history report, road-side assistance, rental car allowances and more.
The Chrysler LLC Certified Pre-Owned Program, marketed as Brand Spankin' Used, is the industry's only factory-certified pre-owned program to have set new sales records every year since its inception in 2002. In 2007, Chrysler LLC reported the sale of over 122,000 CPO units** through their franchised dealerships across the country, an increase of 5 percent over 2006. May 2008 sales are up 13 percent, with overall 2008 year to date sales up 8 percent. Over the years, Chrysler's CPO brand has and will continue to partner with third-party search engines such as Cars.com and AutoTrader.com in an effort to help their dealers promote the sale of Certified Pre-Owned units.
"In today's economy, consumers are more Internet savvy and shop for quality products online," said Lisa Way, Chrysler Senior Manager, Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles. "We feel that this new partnership with eBay Motors will help our CPO dealers expose the company's quality used cars and trucks to millions of eBay Motors users."
The new eBay Motors CPO Showroom will enable consumers to view certified pre-owned inventory from Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealers within their local area via a classified listings format. A participating dealers' CPO inventory automatically uploads utilizing OEM-customized templates and dealers interact with customers via existing customer relationship management (CRM) systems. Consumers, in turn, can communicate with dealers directly and through the eBay Motors platform.
The CPO Showroom is accessible from the eBay Motors homepage as well as at http://pages.motors.ebay.com/buy/cpo www.brandspankinused.com . Chrysler LLC also has its own Certified Pre-Owned Web site at .
About Chrysler LLC and its "Brand Spankin' Used" Certified Pre-Owned Program
Marketed as "Brand Spankin' Used(R)," Chrysler Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles are sold only through Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealerships that have had a comprehensive validation of the dealership's facilities, operational processes, salesperson and technician training accreditation before they are authorized to sell Chrysler Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles.
For a vehicle to be certified under Chrysler's used-vehicle program, it must be a 2003 through 2008 model pre-owned vehicle with less than 65,000 miles and pass a stringent 125-point mechanical, safety and condition standard inspection. Chrysler CPO vehicles are backed by an eight-year/80,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, 24-hour, 365-day full roadside assistance with a $35 per day rental car allowance and a three-month or 3,000-mile Maximum Care warranty that is additive to any remaining 3 year / 36,000 mile comprehensive new vehicle warranty.
* According to Nielsen//NetRatings (March '08)
** Autodata Corp., U.S. Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Retail Sales - 2007
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