SEAT Press release
- SEAT Retailers will re-open showrooms across England on 1st June
- Forecourts and showrooms will be rearranged to ensure adherance to social distancing guidelines
- Appointments are available each day for new and existing customers to regulate the number of people on site in order to maintain social distancing guidelines
- Safety of employees and customers remains number one priority
SEAT UK is beginning a phased re-opening of its nationwide showrooms in line with the easing of government restrictions.
While the United Kingdom has been on lockdown, SEAT has been ‘physically closed, digitally open’ to support existing and new customers however possible, while adhering to the government guidelines.
As announced on the 25th May during the government’s daily briefings, restrictions will begin to ease for sections of the retail automotive industry in England from 1st June with retailer showrooms in England being allowed to open providing certain criteria are met.
In line with the guidelines, SEAT retailers have taken positive actions to enhance safety for both employees and customers surrounding physical space, digital appointments, booking of appointments, test drives, sanitation, health and hygiene, contactless sales and contactless handovers. Please contact your local retailer who can give specific details on the actions they’ve been able to implement and their indivial processes.
“Our Retailers have been preparing their showrooms diligently with all the necessary social distancing measures to keep our customers and teams safe when we re-open our showrooms – as this is our top priority. Meanwhile we are already open for digital and telephone sales, with car handovers carried out in a safe ‘click and collect’ approach, where government guidelines permit. In both cases that means England should be fully open for business on the 1st June, just in time for the launch of the all-new 4th generation of our best selling Leon.”Richard Harrison, Director at SEAT UK
“We have also enhanced our consumer offers, meaning that all of our cars are available with no deposit from the customer; we then pay a deposit on their behalf, and they have the option of ‘nothing to pay’ on their *PCP finance for the first three months.”
Customers interested in getting behind the wheel of the latest models can visit https://www.seat.co.uk/offers/new-cars/new-car-offers.html for more information and to request that their nearest retailer get in touch to discuss their enquiry further.
In addition to these new measures, SEAT’s Live Showcase experts remain available. The Live Showcase service enables customers to speak virtually with a dedicated expert and experience the vehicle that they own or are interested in, without having to leave their home.
The virtual vehicle tour would normally take place in a dedicated facility, but with showrooms shut following government advice to prevent the spread of COVID-19, SEAT’s team has relocated the service to their homes. Customer’s can view the SEAT SUV range, Arona, Ateca and Tarraco by visiting www.seat.co.uk/car-shopping-tools/seat-live-showcase.html.
Customers can talk to a product expert and view the New Leon on Live Showcase from Monday 1st June.
To view the product range, access Live Showcase, read the frequently asked questions and to find your local retailer, please visit our website https://www.seat.co.uk/
* When a customer finances a brand new model on Solutions Personal Contract Plan (PCP) via SEAT Financial Services, SEAT will pay between £1,000 and £3,000 deposit contribution, as well as an immediate three month payment break, at 5.9 per cent APR Representative Finance*.
*At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle.
With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18s+. Subject to status & availability. T&Cs apply. Offer available when ordered by 30 June 2020 and delivered by 30 December 2020 from participating SEAT Retailers. Indemnities may be required. Not available in conjunction with any other finance offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 05/2020. Freepost SEAT Financial Services.
** UK residents age 18+. Participants must place an order 12 May 2020 – 30 June 2020 with a participating Retailer. Retail sales only. Excludes Mii electric & 0% APR Tarraco offers. May be redeemed against the on the road price of a new SEAT vehicle. Participating UK Retailers only. Contact your Retailer for further details, including details of if and how the offer may be combined with other offers. This offer may be varied or withdrawn at any time.