April 19 2010, Allahabad: Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd., India’s largest multi-brand pre-owned car company, today inaugurated its first authorized dealership in Allahabad. United Automobiles is spread across 300 sq. ft with an additional parking area of approximately 1,200 sq – ft. the store was inaugurated by Mr. Sharad Agarwal, Zonal Head-North, Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd.
“United Automobiles is a well respected name in Allahabad. The used car market size in Allahabad is approximately 200 per month and thus we plan to combine Mahindra FirstChoice’s value proposition of trust, transparency and wide choice along with United Automobiles expertise to tap the potential of the pre-owned car market in this region,” said Mr. Sharad Agarwal, Zonal Head-North, Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd.
“It is a proud moment for us to launch the first ever dealership of Mahindra FirstChoice in Allahabad. United Automobiles 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 Allahabad 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 Mr. Vinkesh Gulati, Managing Director, United Automobiles.
Mahindra FirstChoice is the country’s preferred pre-owned car mart and is India’s only organized multi-brand player, with 118 outlets in 74 towns across India. The company plans to expand this number to 300 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 mint condition.
In short, buying a pre-owned car from Mahindra FirstChoice offers several advantages, including quality assurance, safety and a hassle-free driving experience.
Innovation has always been the hallmark of Mahindra FirstChoice which was the first to introduce warranty on cars which has now become a benchmark for other pre-owned car players.
Mahindra FirstChoice also has retail finance relationships with major banks and NBFCs in the country. As an industry first, Mahindra FirstChoice has recently partnered with Syndicate Bank to offer consumers finance rates comparable to those for new cars.
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
Mahindra embarked on its journey in 1945 by assembling the Willys Jeep in India and is now a US Mahindra embarked on its journey in 1945 by assembling the Willys Jeep in India and is now a US $6.3 billion Indian multinational. It employs over 1,00,000 people across the globe and enjoys a leadership position in utility vehicles, tractors and information technology, with a significant and growing presence in financial services, tourism, infrastructure development, trade and logistics. The Mahindra Group today is an embodiment of global excellence and enjoys a strong corporate brand image.
Mahindra is the only Indian company among the top tractor brands in the world and has made an entry in the two-wheeler segment, which will see the company emerge as a full-range player with a presence in almost every segment of the automobile industry.
The Mahindra Group expanded its IT portfolio when Tech Mahindra acquired the leading global business and information technology services company, Satyam Computer Services. The company is now known as Mahindra Satyam.
Mahindra's Farm Equipment Sector is the proud recipient of the Japan Quality Medal, the only tractor company worldwide to be bestowed this honour. It also holds the distinction of being the only tractor company worldwide to win the Deming Prize. The US based Reputation Institute ranked Mahindra among the top 10 Indian companies in its Global 200: The World's Best Corporate Reputations list.
Mahindra is also one of the few Indian companies to receive an A+ GRI checked rating for its first Sustainability Report for the year 2007-08 and has also received the A+ GRI rating for the year 2008 - 09.
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