New Kia app paves the best way for short-term automotive leases from dealerships


A brand new Kia app has “paved the best way” for extra of its franchised automotive dealerships to supply short-term automotive rental companies starting from hourly to weekly car loans.

Solely a restricted variety of Kia retailers at present help the Korean model’s Kia Rental service, however extra are scheduled to affix the scheme subsequent 12 months, with the brand new apps roll-out claiming to scale back admin and increase customer support.

Dealerships taking part in Kia Rental decide the make-up of their very own particular person rental fleet, with brief holding durations and excessive preparation ranges making certain that clients get a service much like new automotive possession, Kia stated.

The brand new app, which may be downloaded by way of Apple or Google shops, “digitises and automates virtually your complete rental course of”, it added, providing hourly, every day and weekly rent durations.

The app permits clients to view, e book and handle leases, in addition to signal digital rental agreements.

John Hargreaves, Kia UK’s normal supervisor for fleet and remarketing, stated: “Since even earlier than its launch in late 2014, Kia Rental has attracted some devoted retail and fleet clients due to the standard of service.

“The brand new app is designed to streamline the method even additional and do away with the same old time-consuming processes related to renting vehicles. We wish this to be so simple as doable for patrons.

“Whether or not it’s for a job-need, to check out a brand new mannequin or take a bigger automotive on a household journey, Kia Rental gives a very versatile service.”

Kia stated {that a} vary of autos, from its Picanto metropolis automotive to flagship Sorento SUV, had been supplied by way of Kia Rental.

The scheme can also be being promoted as a means for potential clients to achieve expertise of an electrical car (EV) vary which now consists of the Soul, new Niro crossover and EV6.

Created in partnership with managing companion Nexus Enterprise Options, the brand new Kia Rental app is built-in with real-time DVLA driver licence and id checks and makes use of facial recognition algorithms, the telephone’s digicam and a safe and encrypted connection to assist stop fraud.

Rental settlement may be signed and submitted utilizing the app, serving to to scale back paperwork and minimise paper waste.

It additionally permits your complete checkout course of to be automated, with clients directed to take photographs of varied angles of the rental automotive, noting any current injury.

And the app will present mileage and gas remaining, making certain full transparency on the level of handover, Kia stated.


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