DS Certified Wins What Car? Used Car Scheme Award for the Second Year Running
1st October, 2020
The DS Automobiles manufacturer-approved Used Car Programme ‘DS Certified’ has retained its title as Best Used Car Scheme for 2021 at this year’s What Car? Used Car Awards, winning the accolade for the second year running. What Car? judges compared all UK used car schemes and awarded DS Certified the top spot for the second time in a row.
The DS Certified scheme is a portfolio of services and benefits that aims to address the needs of owning a pre-owned car and this scheme aims to enhance the purchase and ownership experience. What Car? judges praised DS Certified for its extensive 24-month warranty on cars up to four years old, EU breakdown recovery and comprehensive 120-point pre-sale checks.
Mark Pearson, Used Cars Editor at What Car? commented: “It’s victory for the second year in a row to the DS Certified scheme, and it’s no wonder: it’s a wonderful proposition for those looking to buy a used DS. What steals the show for us is the generous 24-month warranty for cars up to four years old, and the excellent 12-month cover for cars aged between four and seven years old. And that’s not all. Further incentives include EU breakdown recovery and all the comprehensive pre-sale checks. No other rival this year could match the DS scheme’s all-round benefits, especially for those looking to buy an older car. It’s a terrific deal and a worthy winner.”
DS Certified provides a selection of pre-loved DS cars with the reassurance of checks, preparation and warranty cover.
Mark Perry, Head of Used Vehicle Retail at Groupe PSA said: “We are delighted DS Certified has been awarded ‘Best Used Car Scheme’ for the second year running. We are committed to providing the best driving experience, services and benefits to our customers which has been, and continues to be, a core focus for the brand. We are proud of our award-winning offering and it’s a testament to the reliability of our vehicles, and showcases the hard work our excellent team put in to deliver the very best used car experience.”
All DS Certified cars benefit from a comprehensive vehicle preparation that includes a 120-point vehicle quality and function check, and a full service. A 24-month / unlimited mileage warranty is available on any DS Certified vehicle which is less than 48 months old and has travelled up to 50,000 miles; DS Assistance (roadside assistance) is also included for the duration of the warranty period.
There is a 30-day / 1,000-mile exchange period to ensure customer satisfaction, or customers can opt to replace the vehicle). Importantly, a test drive is always available alongside with product feature explanations and guidance. The ‘OnlyYou’ DS customer experience programme is also included, featuring DS at your service, MyDS app (with a portfolio of services and benefits) and access to Club Privilege, DS Valet delivery and DS Rent. DS Certified also facilitates part exchange, finance offers, warranty extension options and maintenance contracts to further support and enhance the DS ownership experience.
Prospective customers of DS cars that are between 48 and 84 months old (4 and 7 years) with below 100,000 miles on the clock are also well covered, benefitting from all of the afore-mentioned features for 12 months from purchase.