Caterham Cars to re-open dealerships on June 1st

Caterham Cars to re-open dealerships on June 1st

30.05.2020: Caterham will be re-opening its UK dealer network on Monday 1st June In accordance with Government guidelines, all Caterham dealerships will open with rigorous Covid-19 safety measures in place


    Caterham will be re-opening its UK dealer network on Monday 1st June




    In accordance with Government guidelines, all Caterham dealerships will open with rigorous Covid-19 safety measures in place


    New and used car sales, test drives and hire loans are among the services Caterham dealerships will be facilitating upon re-opening


    Focus placed on pre-booked appointments to minimise risk of contact




Caterham Cars has confirmed it will re-open its entire UK dealer network on 1st June and is ready to fulfil customer sales requests including new and used car sales, test drives, hire loans, parts sales, aftersales and servicing.



All four dealerships will open with a range of strict safety measures, as set out by Government guidelines, to keep both the customer and dealer as safe as possible and help prevent the spread of Covid-19.





Some of the key safety measures put in place across Caterham’s UK dealers include (but are not limited to):



    Sanitisation stations and provisions at reception entrances where customers will need to check in and receive a full briefing on sanitisation procedures in place


    Separate waiting areas for customers, which will be allocated to ensure minimum contact with other visitors


    Customers will only be allowed to sit in showroom vehicles while accompanied by a sales representative, at a two metre distance, ensuring a consistent log of all contact


    All showroom vehicles will be disinfected before and after customer interaction


    Test drives will be carried out unaccompanied, but with a “pace car” to provide assistance if needed


    Customers wanting to book a test drive will be emailed the relevant form to fill out and return digitally, along with copies of their licence and proof of address to minimise contact


    Documentation will be kept to a minimum, and any forms requiring a signature will be done so on site with sanitisation procedures followed


    All vehicles (purchased, hired or test driven) and keys will be sanitised in front of the customer at the point of handover


    The preferred payment method will be via bank transfer, however, card transactions can be fulfilled if needed


    Social distancing rules will be maintained where possible for all vehicle handovers




Caterham CEO, Graham Macdonald, said: “While we’re keen to get our dealerships up and running again, it’s imperative that we do so in a safe and controlled way. The measures we have implemented have been designed with our team members and customers at the forefront, and to minimise any potential risk.



“We’re monitoring the latest Government guidance and won’t hesitate to make amends to this current plan if it’s called for; ensuring the safety of our team at Caterham and our loyal customers is our main priority.”



To limit the risk of contact, Caterham is encouraging those who would like to take one of its vehicles for a test drive to make an appointment. To find the closest Caterham dealership and book one, please visit: https://www.caterhamcars.com/en/retailers






Simon Lush

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30.05.2020 / MaP

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