April 12, 2012, Kottayam: Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd., India’s largest multi-brand pre-owned car company, today inaugurated the showroom of its Authorized Dealership in Kottayam. Jewel Motors is located at VC building, opposite Heera Apartment, on MC Road.
The showroom was inaugurated by Honorable Minister for Finance, Kerala state, Sri K. M. Mani, in presence of Honorable Minister of Revenue, Kerala state, Sri Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, Honorable Member of Parliament, Sri Jose K. Mani,.Honorable MLA Sri Suresh Kurup, Honorable MLA Sri Mons Joseph, Honorable Municipal Chairman, Sri Sunny Kalloor, Honorable Sri Thomas Chazikadan, Ex-MLA, Honorable Sri V. N. Vasavan, Ex-MLA and Honorable Municipal Councillor, Sri T. C. Roy. Sri Punnoose Unnithan, Vice President & Zonal Sales Head, HDFC Bank Ltd. was also present on the occasion. The inaugural lamp was lit by Mr. Sharad Agarwal, National Head - Franchisee Operations, Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd.
Speaking on the occasion,. Honorable Sri Mani said “I am very happy on inaugurating this showroom which will expand the organized pre-owned car retail industry in Kottayam and in Kerala”.
Mr. Sharad Agarwal said “Jewel Motors is a well respected name in Kottayam. Their expertise in the region, coupled with our value proposition of trust, transparency and wide choice will ensure that Mahindra FirstChoice is well poised to tap the vast potential of the pre-owned car market in the region,”
“We are delighted to partner with Mahindra FirstChoice in Kottayam. Jewel Motors will function as a one-stop shop for all those wishing to either buy or sell a car. The showroom will display all varieties of car brands. Customers in Kottayam can also avail of an array of services under one roof. These include purchase and sale of pre-owned cars, car finance and insurance, fitment of car accessories and assistance with paperwork and documentation,” said Sri Shaiji Kuriakos, Managing Director, Jewel Motors.
Mahindra First Choice Wheels is the country’s preferred pre-owned car mart and is India’s number 1 multi-brand pre-owned car player, with 160 outlets in over 85 towns across India. The company plans to expand this number to more than 350 outlets in the next three years. This implies that customers will soon be able to choose from a range of certified pre-owned cars throughout India, including the metros and tier-2 towns and cities.
Tremendous attention to detail is required to ensure that each pre-owned car meets a high level of quality. Before purchasing the car, a trained engineer thoroughly inspects the vehicle and also sees to it that all papers are in order. After purchase, every car is refurbished and undergoes an extensive 118 point quality check by a trained engineer, as part of the company’s robust certification process. The objective behind the care and diligence exercised is to present the customer with a car in good condition.
In short, buying a pre-owned car from Mahindra FirstChoice offers several advantages, including quality assurance, safety and a hassle-free driving experience.
Mahindra FirstChoice also offers warranty and 24x7 Road Side Assistance on certified pre-owned cars. The warranty, subject to specific terms and conditions, covers the important parts of the car. The 24x7 Road Side Assistance, subject to specific terms and conditions, assures the certified pre-owned car buyer that should the car break-down, he will be provided assistance. This warranty and road side assistance gives tremendous peace of mind to buyers of Certified Pre-Owned Cars.
Mahindra FirstChoice also has retail finance relationships with major banks and NBFCs in the country.
Mahindra FirstChoice also has a website – www.mahindrafirstchoice.com – which offers consumers the luxury of buying and selling pre-owned cars from the comfort of their own homes.
About The Mahindra Group
The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology and vacation ownership. Mahindra has a presence in the automotive industry, agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, financial services, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel and two wheelers.
A USD 14.4 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra employs more than 144,000 people in over 100 countries.
In 2011, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in the world. Dun & Bradstreet also ranked Mahindra at No. 1 in the automobile sector in its list of India’s Top 500 Companies. In 2010, Mahindra featured in the Credit Suisse Great Brands of Tomorrow.
In 2011, Mahindra acquired a majority stake in Korea’s SsangYong Motor Company.
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