Opel Chile signs strategic alliance with GMAC
• GMAC will offer plans specially designed for Opel customers
• The main features of this service will be its flexibility, speed, convenience and reliability
• In addition to financing, the best car insurance is available for end costumers as Seguro Opel which offers a chauffeur service
Mar 27, 2012
Santiago, Chile, March 27, 2012 -- Opel Chile, together with GMAC, announced a new strategic alliance that will combine European quality Opel products with extensive experience in auto financing. This agreement will give to prospective customers a reliable auto finance source appropriate to the needs of each user and also competitive in the marketplace.
Vinitius Soares, managing director of GMAC Chile, said "We will have special loan products for Opel customers. And these shall conform to the sales strategy of the brand that is based on providing a shopping experience that is unique and personalized."
Andres Barrios, general manager of Opel Chile, said that "GMAC is one of the largest and most successful financial services companies in the world, and we are confident that the variety and competitiveness of tailored financing plans will suit the high expectations of Opel customers.”
GMAC’s funding, which may cover up to 100 percent of the cost of the vehicle, has several options that meet the particular needs of each client, including conventional financing ranging from 4 to 60 months; the Smart Buy, which is an alternative for customers who like to renew their cars frequently and will have the option to include maintenance; and the innovative 50/50, in which the customer provides 50 percent of the value of the car as a downpayment, pays 12 installments of interest, and then pays the remaining 50 percent of the cost in the last installment.
One of the key differentiators for the GMAC financing system will be the speed of service. Through a revolutionary intelligent trading platform online, dealers can offer a personalized plan that calculates payments for the customer using an iPad for support, and the vendor will be able to approve a loan in just 20 minutes.
In addition, Seguro Opel offers the best benefits to the customers including a new chauffeur service, which may be called upon if a driver is needed due to the influence of alcohol. “This is an added safety feature of our offering,” Barrios said.
Founded in 1862 in Rüsselsheim (Germany), Opel has a rich historical heritage and is one of the most advanced automotive brands. Opel is present in over 40 countries. The company has 11 plants producing cars, engines and components in 6 European countries and directly employs approximately 40,000 people. In 2010 Opel sold over 1.1 million units. With the introduction of the electric car Ampera, Opel is in a new segment in the European market and highlights its role as promoter of the solutions to the mobility of the future.
About Ally Financial Inc.
GMAC in Chile is part of Ally Financial Inc. Ally Financial Inc. (formerly GMAC Inc.) is one of the world's largest automotive financial services companies. The company offers a full suite of automotive financing products and services in key markets around the world. Ally's other business units include mortgage operations and commercial finance, and the company's subsidiary, Ally Bank, offers retail banking products. With approximately US$184 billion in assets as of Dec. 31, 2011, Ally operates as a bank holding company. For more information, visit the Ally media site at http://media.ally.com or follow Ally on Twitter: @ally.
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