HUMMER Establishes First Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Program
Dealers look to build off the success of GM's Certified Pre-Owned Program
DETROIT- For the first time in HUMMER’s history, buyers will have the opportunity to purchase HUMMER Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, the new program will offer the same premium commitment to quality and service as a new vehicle but with a lower price tag.
The Certified Pre-Owned program, a HUMMER first, was initiated as a result of consistent sales success with the GM Certified brand and demand for previously owned HUMMER vehicles. These vehicles will be available in dealer showrooms this month and will serve as an extension to the HUMMER brand and current lineup.
For a previously owned HUMMER to become a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle it is tested to meet HUMMER’s stringent standards and undergoes a rigorous 100+ point inspection. In addition, vehicles must be less than 48 months old, driven fewer than 50,000 miles (2006 models) with no serious accidents or body repairs (costs exceeding one-quarter of the automobile’s market value at the time of repair).
“Certified Pre-Owned HUMMER vehicles offer buyers the opportunity to get all the iconic styling and off-road prowess of a HUMMER at a price that better fits their budget,” said Susan Docherty, HUMMER general manager. “These vehicles provide consumers with the confidence of a new vehicle with the affordability of one previously owned.”
Other Highlights of the HUMMER Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle program include the HUMMER New Vehicle Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty, extended from 4 years/50,000 miles (2006 models) or 3 years/36,000 miles (2005 and prior models), (whichever comes first) to 6 years/100,000 miles (whichever comes first) with no reduction in coverage – HUMMER Owner Privileges still apply (Trip Interruption Protection, No-charge Emergency Road Service and 24-Hour Customer Assistance Hotline).
The GM Certified brand established a new all-time industry quarterly sales record for the certified pre-owned category with 2005 third-quarter sales of 122,131 units. The brand continues to out-pace competitors each quarter solidifying its place as the industry’s top selling manufacturer-certified used brand.
About GM Certified Used Vehicles GM Certified Used Vehicles, the number-one selling manufacturer-certified brand*, are high quality, reconditioned vehicles, available at participating Buick, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, HUMMER, Pontiac and GMC dealers. All models are six years old or newer, have 60,000 miles or less, are reconditioned to stringent GM Certified Used Vehicles standards and must undergo a rigorous 110-plus-point inspection and reconditioning process. All GM Certified Used Vehicles are supported by a three-month/3,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty, a three-day/150-mile customer satisfaction guarantee, and 24-hour roadside assistance during the term of the warranty. For more information about GM Certified Used Vehicles, visit www.gmcertified.com, which features complete vehicle listings.